Reads of the month: Matthew McConaughey’s “Greenlights” and other titles

Tired of looking at screens all day? Perhaps a change of pace and some old-school paper pages might be just what you need…

From our April/May ’21 issue, here are a short list of books that come highly recommended…

Pick of the Issue:

Written with great intensity and rare candor, “Greenlights” by Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey is an unconventional memoir. For years, McConaughey has been keeping diaries filled with notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made him marvel, and things that made him laugh out loud.

When he finally worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries, he found stories, lessons, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs, some great photographs and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. He found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave him more satisfaction, at the time, and still does: a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”
McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did, and to see that the point was never about winning, but understanding.

3 More Hot Reads







“Joy at Work” by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. This book will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.








“Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other” by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, a duo of unlinkely friends, takes readers on an unconventional road trip to explore Scotland. In this story of friendship, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.








“Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants” by George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of immigrants in America and the contributions they make as they pursue the American Dream. As the issue of immigration remains a hot button topic all over the world, this one book is definitely relevant.