This Is Me
- Loving the Person You are Today
- Narrated by: Chrissy Metz
- Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-27-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America's most watched - and most talked about - network show, even building on its fan base in the drama's 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 don't know what you've 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 listeners both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy's 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 listener 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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 03-28-18
Excellent - 1 million stars
This book is so well written I'm going to start it again. The tone is exceptional and real. I thought I was healed placed that I realized I wasn't but Chrissy helped me grow and I've made Peace. I cried and laugh, laughed and cried. Shouted, YES GIRL I KNOW!!! She became my friend in this book and an instant she-ro. There is an energy that is resonating in me of renewal, forgiveness and determination. Thank you Chrissy and thank you for using your voice. One day you and I will have lunch and teach one another life lesson. We will be friends in real life and continually be booked just like Niecy Nash!!! You asked what my dreams are and this is some of them and I will allow the universe to bring us together! Until then keep being sensational. Know that you are adored and loved by many! You Rock! You are one of the most gorgeous and beautiful humans to ever walk this earth. Cheers to all the people to help you make the mark! You mom for her selflessness and your grandmother for being your biggest fan and inspiration. Again, THANK YOU
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
By April Hunter on 04-04-18
Tell it like it is
Where does This Is Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of my favorite audiobooks.
What other book might you compare This Is Me to and why?
I don't really have a comparison for this book
What about Chrissy Metz’s performance did you like?
She seemed so real. Like she was truly in my car with me just chatting with me.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I wanted to stay in my car
8 of 8 people found this review helpful