Matthew McConaughey | Greenlights


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Matthew McConaughey will appear in conversation with Brené Brown to discuss his new book Greenlights. This is a ticketed event; each ticket comes with a copy of Greenlights and a signed bookplate while supplies last. NOTE: BOOKPLATES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE A TICKET THAT COMES WITH A COPY OF THE BOOK. 

This event will be ticketed through Eventbrite. We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event.

A portion of the event proceeds will go to the UT Outpost, a division of the University of Texas's Dean of Students Office which assists students facing food insecurity. If you feel so moved, you can make an additional donation here.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00pm Central time

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Author:

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it's okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day's sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor.

In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.

About the Conversational Partner:

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. 

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead.

Brené hosts the Unlocking Us Podcast and the Dare to Lead Podcast. Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service in April 2019.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.


  • $33 + Eventbrite fee for IN STORE PICK UP
  • $43 + Eventbrite fee for shipping

If you prefer in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

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This event is presented by Blue Willow Bookshop and Crown Publishing Group, an imprint of Random House.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Greenlights By Matthew McConaughey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593139134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - October 20th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.