Matthew McConaughey has a new children's book that debuted at #1 on the New York Times' Bestseller list!
Ryan Seacrest chatted with the two time NYT Bestselling Author (his first book, a memoir, Greenlights, released in 2020) and actor about what the lesson in the book that he wants the children to learn. "I think to let kids know that you could have two dueling feelings at the same time is okay."
Kids may have a lot of pressure on them to achieve and do everything positively when they're younger but the book focuses on the idea that it's okay to do good one day and screw up another, or feel one way at one moment and feel a different way another moment.
How did actor and author come up with the idea and content for the book?
"I was dreaming," he told Seacrest. "This was a diddy in my head... and so I kind of woke up and kept a rhythm in my head and starting writing down for about 4 hours, and when you got a good dream you don't want to interrupt that rhythm of your thought."
More info on Just Because:
HAVE YOU EVER FELT WORRIED AND EXCITED AT THE SAME TIME? HAVE YOU EVER HAD YOUR FEELINGS HURT BUT FORGIVEN SOMEONE ANYWAY? HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE RIGHT ANSWER TO A QUESTION? THAT’S BECAUSE CONTRADICTIONS ARE ALL AROUND US. AND THEY MAKE US WHO WE ARE.
FILLED WITH HIS TRADEMARK HUMOR AND WISDOM, ACADEMY AWARD–WINNING ACTOR AND #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY HAS CRAFTED A SOULFUL AND IRREVERENT COLLECTION OF LIFE LESSONS THAT EMPOWERS READERS, BIG AND SMALL, TO CELEBRATE HOW WE ARE ALL FULL OF POSSIBILITY. WHY? JUST BECAUSE