An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBCs This Is Us.When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became Americas most watchedand most talked aboutnetwork show, even building on its fan base in the dramas second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media I dont know what youve been through to play her, she is often told by fans, but it was something.In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissys This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.Chrissy Metz grew up in a large family, one that always seemed to be moving, and growing. Her father disappeared one day, leaving her mother to work a series of menial jobs and his children to learn to live with the threat of hunger and the electricity being cut off. When her mother remarried, Chrissy hoped for normal but instead experienced a form of mental pain that seemed crafted just for her. The boys who showed her attention did so with strings attached as well, and Chrissy accepted it, because for her, love always came with conditions.When she set out for Los Angeles, it was the first time she had been away from her family and from Florida. And for years, she got barely an audition. So how does a woman with the deck stacked against her radiate such love, beauty and joy? This too is at the heart of This is Me. With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of Bee Mindful interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in Say Thank You or to be honest with your partner and yourself in The Shrouded Supreme. Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams....
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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today Reviews
Empowering! Great audiobook narrated by the author. Highly recommend.
Chrissy Metz was an unknown actress until the TV show "This is Us" became a popular show and made her a successful actress. She writes of her childhood. Her father abandoned the family. Her mother struggled to make ends meet. She endures an abusive step-father who shames her for being overweight. She grew up poor and going to many different schools. She also writes about coming to California to try and make it as a singer or actress. She shares her ups and downs and offers advice she has learned ...more
Friend had received this memoir as gift from a co-worker but friend had no interest so she gave it to me. I've watched most of season one of This Is Us but it felt like so much of a tearjerker that I gave it up. However, Metz's story renewed my interest in the show. Metz's strongest story is that of her childhood, and while I understand that she doesn't want to tell her mother's story, a lot of what she relays about her childhood had me very interested how a mother justifies her actions to allow ...more
I knew that Chrissy had 81 cents in her bank account when she landed the role of Kate, but I knew nothing about her back story. And what a doozy it was! I hate to use the cliche "Rags to Riches" line, because she busted her butt to get where she is today. Hers is a story of perseverance and hope, and I am so glad she shared it.
It's hard sometimes for people writing autobiographies to not get preachy -- everyone does it, because I think it's our instinct to try to make sense of our lives. And so ...more
God, I'm so glad I picked this book up. Especially as an audio book. Ms. Metz reads it herself, and hearing it in her own voice was so special. She's like your best friend and the greatest role model all wrapped up in one. She's incredible and such a shining, positive voice. I feel so inspired by her story and every gem she offered in this book. I thank her so deeply for her amazing words. <3
So, I fricken' love This is Us. It's my favorite thing that's been on TV in a long time. So I was always going to be interested in picking up Chrissy Metz's book. But I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was funny, witty, and totally page-turny. I loved the combination of both personal memoir and creative/life advice that were interspersed throughout. It was both raw, and unflinching in its relatability, while at the same time being inspiring and hopeful. Basically, I want to I ...more
This book!!! So amazing
I loved, loved, LOVED this book. It's hopeful and lighthearted. It's brutal and hard-hitting. It's one of those books that you want to read in one sitting, even if you have to get up early tomorrow and it's midnight. It's one of those books you pick up when you need to be inspired. It's so many things, but it's foremost honest.
Metz details her traumatic early years, her unfulfilling years as an agent in Hollywood, and her incredible rise to stardom in such a sincere way that it makes you hopefu ...more