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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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Lizthewiz
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Enjoyed listening to Chrissy Metz‘ life story. She has such a wonderful spirit and is someone I could see myself being friends with.

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This humerus yet honest and vulnerable peek into Chrissy Metz‘s life and journey to the TV show This Is Us. She is upfront about her experiences as a plus sized woman growing up and in show biz. She shares both her struggles and triumphs both personally and professionally. While her childhood and upbringing were rough, it gives us insight into our own perseverance and a sense of self.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⚡️I am not all caught up on This Is Us, because it is emotionally exhausting so I have to watch just one episode every so often - but I do think it's a fantastic show! This memoir/autobiography/self-help book was a light, insightful read. As always with autobiographies, I recommend listening to the audiobook (I borrow them digitally from the library).

5feet.of.fury I had to stop watching the show because it made me too depressed. I love her though! 8mo
Kris10H @5feet.of.fury ❤ 8mo
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DamYank
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A must read! Chrissys story and wisdom is so inspiring for all women.

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It wasn‘t bad but there was nothing new. 🤷‍♀️

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I absolutely loved listening to this book read by Chrissy Metz herself ☺️ What a beautiful, thoughtful, smart, insightful and inspiring woman!

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I didn‘t love this. All her talk about what the universe is going to do for us, hooking up with various guys and repetitive self-help advice aren‘t really what I was looking for with this. I still love This Is Us though ❤️

#litsyAtoZ

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Being honest with yourself is the priority--you cant control how another person will react.

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..setting boundaries isnt about being a diva, its about self care.

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should be...I felt I had completed...

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You cant worry about the next because youre in one this moment. Its the same thing in our lives...just see where it takes you.

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Things about Chrissy:
Shes from Gainesville, FL
She had .81 cents in her bank before This Is Us
She was a talent agent for 9 years!
Her first job was at McDonalds
She loves fashion

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.. youll make things happen once you stop waiting for things to happen.

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should be...brain

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The voice in your head is not real. Feelings are not facts.

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I dont get anything good from dwelling on it. If its not helpful, its hurtful.

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...what people think about you is none of your business.

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...being emotionally secure is knowing that peoples attitudes dont have the power to destroy you.

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Our culture has become an arms race of nastiness.

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...putting deposits in my confidence bank..

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There arent many times where you actually sit in that good space of being excited about where youve come from abd what youve accomplished...its always the next thing and the next thing.

[So true!]

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...you set your intention, but you have to do the work..

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Being who you are is enough. You dont have to become a success, because you already are one.

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...the universe doesnt know good or bad; it just knows what you are focusing on.

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I believe firmly that youre never given a vision without a provision.

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Its hard to change habits. You cant move a rooted tree overnight. You have to dig deep..

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HALT: are you Hungry? are you Angry? are you Lonely? are you Tired?

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The more you resist, the more it persists.

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Your ego will tey to tell you that adapting is the same as failure.

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Your mind is your garden and your thoughts are the seeds.

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...had to stop caring about what I wasmt and focus on what I was.

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Its only a failure if you dont try in the first place.

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What I have learned is that hurt people hurt people.

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...thats because you cant give from an empty well. When you dont realize how full your life is, you cant give to others. And when you cannot give to others, you will not be able to receive.

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...remember your soul is what matters. Your body is a vessel for your soul, and what surrounds that vessel...is nowhere as important as what is inside you.

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The universe responds when you really pursue your hearts desire.

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We all have a purpose...there is nobody here on earth who doesnt have a path or a purpose. (Oprah)

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You have to be the one that decides what it is tou want to give. It isnt always about money. Its your energy, its your time, and its your love.

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There is something that happens when you are grateful. You continue to receive blessings.

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I didnt know how to love myself. It was only once I stopped looking for outside validation, and looked inward instead,that I realized I had all I need to fly.

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Last line: Thank you for changing my life.

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First line: Hey, you.

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Loved it! Who knew she is so inspirational! I loved all her insights and her struggle. I look forward to another book from her in the future.

xxjenadanxx This is probably my favorite celebrity memoir ever. 3y
bookishnerd I listened to this on audio! She narrated it herself and it was really well done! 3y
TheHeartlandBookFairy I can't wait to listen to this one! 3y
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A perfect Saturday night

WhatWouldJaneDo That looks so cozy! 3y
kingrat Wood fire or gas? I sometimes put on video of a crackling fire while i read because i find the sound conducive. I wish i had an actual fireplace. 3y
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Have to read to stay awake to meet friends later 😂

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Happy Friday!!

Judybskt Yummy! What‘s in the cup? 3y
rather_be_reading @Judybskt my go to..iced caramel macchiato! 3y
maich ❤❤❤ 3y
Judybskt My favorite ! 3y
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Bedtime and surprise Im not tired...so reading it is!!

Mcastle Oh yeah, reading anytime, anywhere. 3y
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The opening chapter is about Oprah & i am loving it! So funny already!

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Book 15 of 2020
#tbrlist

Anyone else love This Is Us?!

Leftcoastzen 😃❤️❤️❤️Yes! 3y
AkashaVampie Yes but really far behind. I think I'm in the second season. I don't remember! 3y
Victoriahoperose Yes!! Loved this book, too! 3y
Ddzmini I‘m on #13 for my reading this month 🙂🙃 but I‘m doing school work as well so I don‘t feel bad and this books on my tbr 😉 (edited) 3y
jewright I love that show! 3y
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