This book is as laid back, weird, and idealistic as you think it's going to be. He's cute to look at, and I could listen to him read the phone book any day, but there's no Pulitzer Prize waiting to be awarded for this book. Basically, there is great insight as to how McConaughey thinks, feels, and judges a situation. I'm more convinced now that he really is a nice guy, comes from "salt of the earth" type of folks, and has been very blessed. I'm happy to find out he believes that too. It sounds like he has a great wife and beautiful kids. I'm happy he's successful, and that he loves his mama enough to let her enjoy his fame too. I lent this book to my mama. She said she didn't make it through Chapter One. "It was just too....I don't know. He's different."
I mostly enjoyed this book. It's a bit different. There was humor and reflection, some tidbits of wisdom to ponder but often a meandering personal search for meaning that the reader may or may not relate to. It's definitely interesting. I admired some of his choices and the fact he has been true to himself. I would really love to see that Texas treehouse!
Good book made up with interesting insights. I enjoyed most of this book. It was crazy to see Matthew's upbringing. It just goes to show you can grow up with a dysfunctional childhood and turn out fine. I also like the advice and input that Matthew gave as well. Even though I didn't agree with some of the things he said, there was a lot that opened my mind up when, I myself, am going through a difficult time. I've always liked how McConaughey seemed to do what he wanted and not what everyone else wanted (especially Hollywood). I was impressed with how he thanked God at the Oscars. He was applauded for it and also berated. Yet, he held true. I found it a bit weird that when he did the appreciations in the back of the book, God was not of them. Makes me wonder if he changed his religious view or if big Hollywood actually swayed him. Who knows... still a good book and still think he is a class A actor.