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This Is Me
This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today | Chrissy Metz
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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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Victoriahoperose
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I love the show This is Us. This is exactly what I needed while waiting for the show to come back on. Chrissy Metz is so genuine and humble and has a great outlook on life that she shares in this book. I loved reading this and really would recommend to anyone even if they don‘t watch the show!

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Dawnrod1970
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Loved loved this book! Wasn‘t a big fan of her or her character on This is Us! But have a whole knew appreciation for both! It was also an audiobook which I would highly recommend that version.

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Dawnrod1970
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It‘s an audiobook kinda day today! Loving this book so far.

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ChristinasBookChronicles
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I didn't even know Chrissy had written a book but I love This Is Us and when I had to quickly find another audiobook for the #24in48 readathon this weekend, I found this. Read by Chrissy herself, I really enjoyed this. She cracks me up. I love her personality. She is FLO-RID-DA, and I love it. (We aren't that bad! Ha). Anyway, it's a little bit of a memoir, a little bit of a self help book.

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RenePenn
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I absolutely love the show This Is Us so I was interested in learning a little about Chrissy Metz. While her personal stories about growing up, hurdles she had to overcome and “paying her dues” before getting her big. break kept me interested, I was not really a fan of her writing. Glad I read it - she seems like a genuinely good hearted person.

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Amberdfoy
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Very relatable, interesting and easy to read and get into.

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KristenDuck
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I love This Is Us, I love Kate, and I officially love Chrissy Metz.

Her memoir is simply heartwarming and very motivational. I loved the way she gave advice and some words of wisdom throughout, and her personal stories really touched me.

I found Chrissy very relatable, and also was impressed with her sense of humor! Laughed out loud more than once.

I bet American Idol regrets their decision now...

Blopez93 I love her so much! She‘s amazing! 😍 7mo
MoonWitch94 This one is on my TBR for sure 7mo
xxjenadanxx This is probably my favorite celebrity memoir. 7mo
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ReadingOver50
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A nice memoir. Her childhood was horrible and I am surprised she forgave her mom and stepdad as an adult. The book dragged in a couple places but I really enjoyed her story after she became an actor. She seems like a very nice person.

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KristenDuck
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Not finished with this one yet but it‘s truly been a great journey this far.

Had to share one piece of advice...

“Don‘t be a jerk face.”

Enough said.

rretzler #lessonsforlife 😀 (edited) 7mo
xxjenadanxx I loved this book so much. It‘s probably my favorite celebrity memoir style book. 7mo
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thebluestocking
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A short and sweet celebrity memoir. I liked Metz‘s personality and her reading of the audio book. She shares about her life, her weight, and her success.

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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - I‘ve been on a memoir kick lately and while I‘m behind on watching This Is Us, reading about Chrissy Metz who plays Kate on the show, intrigued me.

The set up of the book is different but readers get to see a truly resilient and remarkably positive woman despite her turbulent upbringing. She‘s very honest but the writing isn‘t strong and I can‘t say I was a fan of the self help sections.
Full review: http://bit.ly/2DqpFNu

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amma-keep-reading
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I enjoyed her self help style memoir as she recalls her journey of self discovery/love and celebrity. a solid 3.5.
My favorite part: how her personality and humility shines throughout the book. So much positive energy.

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Talewaggingreads
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So enjoyable! Listened to the audio version.? Gotta tell ya, I am a late comer to the "This is Us" phenomenon. Until, I absolutely fell I love with the broken and bruised but courageous Kate/Chrissy. ? So, while the house is quiet this am, I watched first episode and am hooked. #dogsoflitsy #thisisme #thisisus

DivineDiana What a view! The TV series is fantastic! It will touch your heart! So much love! ❤️ 10mo
Talewaggingreads Thanks so much @DivineDiana ❣I just finished the first season last night.😭 Rarely do I ever love film over written words, but this is special. 10mo
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A special book about a honest and strong women who has overcome many difficulties and has finally gotten her big break.... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/this-is-me

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JenlovesJT47
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I love This Is Us so I couldn‘t pass this up when I saw it at the library. While I enjoyed this and would still give it a “pick”, a couple of things annoyed me: it couldn‘t make up its mind whether it was a self help book or memoir (the memoir parts were much better), and the tone she writes in makes her come across as a teenager. Still, worth reading and I like Chrissy as a person. 3.5⭐️

#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett
#memoir

Kappadeemom You might need to feed that cat 😆😜 12mo
4thhouseontheleft This is Us is one of my favorite shows. ❣️ 12mo
JenlovesJT47 @4thhouseontheleft me too!! 😭 @Kappadeemom lol I know, she‘s just wasting away! 😅 12mo
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JenlovesJT47
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So true! 🙌🏻 #quotes

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JenReadsAlot
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I love This Is Us so wanted to check out her story. So amazing on #audio. She is funny, honest and inspirational!

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Krystle13
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I have never read a book like this before! I am more then half way through it(just started it today) and I can't put it down. I LOVE it. She speaks the truth and isn't "sugar coating" it because she is a celebrity.

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LibraryLovingMommy
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Loved Chrissy's positive perspective on life and the strong voice in her writing. Fantastic audio version.

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Dana1084
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I love ‘This Is Us‘ and love her character! Thinking of adding it to my extremely long 🙈 TBR!

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IndianaRed
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Nobody can tell your story better than you.

Therefore, I recommended the audio version of this book.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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I‘m not familiar with This Is Us, but this book was an enjoyable, quick read!

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nikirtehsuxlol
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Do NOT text him if you‘re HUNGRY ANGRY LONELY or TIRED 😅 #HALT but for real, if Im tired, I ain‘t texting nobody.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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That‘s actually a great freaking question. Because you gotta dress nice but you still gotta be *you* and be authentic. #Oprah

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minniermouse
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You absolutely need to pick this one up! Chrissy might be the wisest person I‘ve ever “known,” and holy wow, does this book ever resonate. Looking forward to a re-read.

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LDuffN
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What I'm readin now!!

MsLeah8417 Please share your thoughts as you progress 1y
LDuffN @MsLeah8417 I started on Saturday and now I have about 20 pages left. It's a self-help memoir. She talks about her life and the struggles she went through and what she did to overcome the struggles and become a better person. 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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“What people think about you is none of your business. You do what makes you happy.”

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MatchlessMarie
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“I will never believe that it is weakness to retaliate with kindness.”

monkeygirlsmama Yasssssss! 1y
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BarkingAboutBooks
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I wanted to like this book so much. It provided interesting details into her life but sounds like it was written by a child.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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“You are not the authority on what makes others feel loved. They are. Ask them!” #quotsymay18 #queen

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RebelReader
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If you haven‘t met Chrissy Metz watching This Is Us, you are missing out! Don‘t miss out on her new memoir. Chrissy gets it and although the advice or suggestions aren‘t new, I loved hearing them in her voice. While her childhood wasn‘t perfect, she is forgiving, gracious & is constantly striving to be a kind, loving person in spite of her insecurities and shortcomings (We all have them!) The book made me feel good & want to be a better person.

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OneCent76
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I don't watch the TV show she is famous for, This Is Us, but I still wanted to learn more about her. She has great stories to share. She has lots of great advice to offer. If you don't know how cool she is you will by the end of her book. Great read.

Prairiegirl_reading I have a question. I‘m curious about this book but the cover bothers me. If it‘s supposed to be about body positivity then why take away her double chin? Did that bother you? 2y
OneCent76 @Prairiegirl_reading I didn't look at the cover and judge her face. I tried to find info or even speculation about her face being altered for the cover. I didn't find anything. It could be the angle of her face, or even shadowing. But like she says in the book it's not about how she looks but who she is as a person. She's a caring, fun, hardworking person and her book is worth reading. 2y
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Chasing_Pages
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My preordered signed copy finally came!! 💕

tammysue Wow! 😍💗 2y
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kristina_with_a_k
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Such an enjoyable read. If I didn‘t already love her so much, this book would do it. #grace #beauty #fierce

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HeathBar
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Chrissy‘s story of her life before This Is Us. Absolutely amazing how she overcame so much. There were laughs and tears b

Jess7 I really want to read this one. I love This Is Us! Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Courtneymal17
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I really enjoyed this book, and loved hearing everything in Chrissy‘s voice. I loved her story and her point of view. I felt like the book itself tried to be a little more than it was, like it just could have used some focused editing. But I still really loved it. 4*

HeathBar I just finished this yesterday too!! 2y
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Marla
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Soaking up a little bit of sun while enjoying this book. My heart goes out to Chrissy for what she endured as a child with her stepfather. I love watching This Is Us.

ephemeralwaltz I love This Is Us. She's amazing. Need to read this 2y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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On this cold, snowy day I listened to this lovely, open memoir by Chrissy Metz. She shared her heart and I loved it.

Alfoster Love her!😍 2y
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bookish_wookish
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So I broke down and bought myself a book tonight! And i just want to thank the annoying sales person at Barnes & Noble that always follows me around the store! If it wasnt for him i would have spent way more money! ✌🏼

wanderinglynn What is it about BN clerks? The same thing happens to me every time I go - annoying clerks constantly asking me if I need help. I wondered if it was just me. 2y
bookish_wookish They just started doing this! If its not the guy following me around its the other guy asking if i need help every 10 minutes because he doesnt realize im the same person every time! i was starting to think maybe i just look shady! 😂 @wanderinglynn 2y
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bookandcat
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This is an enjoyable audiobook so far! Chrissy Metz radiates positivity and I enjoy her narration. Feels like a conversation with a friend.

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8little_paws
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Chrissy goes way more into her personal life than just about any other celebrity memoir I've read, which is actually pretty admirable. She really bares her inner life. Some elements could have been shorter (her sections on dating kind of dragged) but her optimism and positivity can't be beat.

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I love the show "This is Us"!!! Chrissy Metz is doing a signing at Barnes!

asiriusreader Jealous! Love that show...eager to hear how this one is! 2y
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bookish_wookish
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OMG how is this sold out and i didnt even know about it until just now?!?!? 😫

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Chasing_Pages
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I preordered my signed copy today. So excited to read this and I love this picture of her on the cover! You can get yours here http://bit.ly/2mZvVSI

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