• Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Wed Sep 15 02:47:00 2021
    Hello All!

    Generally, I'm not particularily drawn to memoirs/biographies/
    autobiographies of other people, particularly of actors, but
    this one by Matthew McConaughey is rather interesting in style,
    presentation and ultimately its content.

    https://susepaste.org/97977069

    It reads like genuine conversion. It has some colour photos
    from his life and family. It's filled with replicas of notes,
    musings, poems and thoughts from various points in his life
    from the personal diaries he kept.

    This one has a unique vibe that primarily is due in part that
    it emotes a seemingly natural philosophical personality.

    McConaughey, the philosopher. Who would have thought?

    He writes about his book:

    "Hopefully, it's medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin
    instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing
    your pilot's license, going to church without having to be born
    again, and laughing through the tears.

    "It's a love letter. To life.

    "It's also a guide to catching more greenlights-and to
    realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

    "Good luck.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Wed Sep 15 08:56:53 2021
    Re: Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey
    By: Ogg to All on Wed Sep 15 2021 02:47 am

    He writes about his book:

    "Hopefully, it's medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin
    instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing
    your pilot's license, going to church without having to be born
    again, and laughing through the tears.

    "It's a love letter. To life.

    "It's also a guide to catching more greenlights-and to
    realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

    "Good luck.

    The blurb has just convinced me to stay away. The book would need to be 100% horse pictures to have a
    chance of grabbing my attention again. Thanks for the warning :-)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Wed Sep 15 11:44:43 2021
    Re: Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:56 am

    The blurb has just convinced me to stay away. The book would need to be 100% horse pictures to have a chance of grabbing my attention again. Thanks for the warning :-)


    i see that screw ball once a year on tv and that's about enough for me.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Wed Sep 15 23:51:00 2021
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 15.09.21 - 11:44, MRO wrote to Arelor:

    i see that screw ball once a year on tv and that's about
    enough for me.

    In your mind, who don't you consider a screwball other than
    yourself I presume?

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Thu Sep 16 00:33:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Wednesday 15.09.21 - 08:56, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    The blurb has just convinced me to stay away. The book
    would need to be 100% horse pictures to have a chance of
    grabbing my attention again. Thanks for the warning :-)

    LOL.

    Being from Texas, I am sure he had some interactions with
    horses. The book isn't a photo album, but maybe I spotted a
    horse or two.

    I suppose you are familiar with:

    [o] The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts (2008)

    [o] The Horses of Second Wind Farm: Their Lives - Our Lessons
    by Diane Moschera (2021)

    [o] The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her
    Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America - Elizabeth
    Letts (2021)

    [o] Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland - Tory
    Bilski (2021)

    [o] The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the
    Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis - Elizabeth Letts
    (2017)


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Thu Sep 16 08:14:54 2021
    Re: Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey
    By: Ogg to MRO on Wed Sep 15 2021 11:51 pm

    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 15.09.21 - 11:44, MRO wrote to Arelor:

    i see that screw ball once a year on tv and that's about
    enough for me.

    In your mind, who don't you consider a screwball other than
    yourself I presume?

    in my mind, plenty of people are not screwballs.

    matthew mconaughey is certainly a screwball.
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Thu Sep 16 14:46:50 2021
    Re: Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Thu Sep 16 2021 12:33 am

    I suppose you are familiar with:

    [o] The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts (2008)


    That one is kind of a classic already. I have it somewhere in my shelf. I used the name of one of Robert's horses as an Internet nick back in the day.

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