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This is Me : Loving the Person You are Today
Fiction/Biography Profile
Personal growth
Personal narratives
- United States
Time Period
-- 20th-21st century
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<p>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</p> <p>An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC's This Is Us.</p> <p>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."</p> <p>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, 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 reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p>
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
1Use the Pretty Napkinp. 5
2Bottle Rocket in a Beer Bottlep. 21
3Too Much but not Enoughp. 41
Bee Mindful Say Thank Youp. 61
4Secret Summerp. 65
5Be Not Afraidp. 81
Bee Mindful Preschool Rules Still Applyp. 97
6You're Here for a Reasonp. 105
7These Are The Breaksp. 117
Bee Mindful How to be an Agent of Change in Your Own Lifep. 125
8Woo Me with Your Wordsp. 131
Bee Mindful the Shrouded Supremep. 141
9Lost Angelesp. 143
10If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changesp. 155
Bee Mindful My New Vowsp. 179
11When You're so Thirsty You're Dehydratedp. 185
Bee Mindful Don't Call Him Backp. 203
12Falling Forwardp. 209
13The Not-So-Big Easyp. 215
Bee Mindful Hurt People Hurt Peoplep. 231
14Do Whatcha Wanna Dop. 237
Bee Mindful Wear What Makes You Happyp. 251
15Return on the Investmentp. 259
Bee Mindful the Power of an Apologyp. 277
16A Reason, a Season, Or a Lifetimep. 281
Bee Mindful Give Back to Others (And to Yourself)p. 289
17Forever Never Fadesp. 293
P.S. A Letter From Chrissy to Katep. 305
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
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