Matthew McConaughey’s memoir Greenlights topped Amazon’s greatest sellers record this week and has remained on the best-seller lists since its October 2020 launch—outlasting different latest high-profile memoirs—highlighting the actor’s enduring reputation as he weighs a possible run for Texas governor.
McConaughey’s guide—a compilation of his diaries—made Amazon’s nonfiction bestseller record for the thirty sixth week straight, most weeks holding the No. 1 or No. 2 spot.
Greenlights was additionally No. 4 on the New York Occasions’ record for mixed print and e-book nonfiction gross sales—its thirty sixth week on that record as properly—and is No. 6 on the Wall Avenue Journal’s record for hardcover nonfiction.
Different lately launched memoirs solely lasted on Amazon’s best-seller record for a fraction of Greenlights’ run, together with books by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (seven weeks), Kobe Bryant (4 weeks), Dolly Parton (two weeks), Jerry Seinfeld (two weeks) and Mariah Carey (three weeks).
312,496. That’s what number of print copies of Greenlights have bought up to now in 2021 as of June 26, in response to NPD BookScan knowledge printed by Publishers Weekly.
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McConaughey has not but dedicated to a gubernatorial run, saying on Ellen in Could operating for the place was “one thing I’m making an attempt to look within the eye and provides trustworthy consideration.” “The place am I most helpful to probably the most quantity of individuals and to myself and my household?” McConaughey added, nonetheless, noting he could also be “extra helpful as a free agent in one other place.” If he does run, nonetheless, polling has proven he could be a viable contender for the function. A latest Quinnipiac ballot discovered 41% of Texas voters needed McConaughey to run for governor, together with slim majorities of Democrats and Independents, placing him on par with former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and just under the 46% of voters who consider Texas Gov. Greg Abbott must be reelected. McConaughey additionally had the bottom unfavorable score of any potential gubernatorial candidate at 20%, whereas his favorable score of 42% was second solely to Abbott’s.
McConaughey received an Academy Award for his function in Dallas Patrons Membership and is thought for his work on the tv present True Detective and in quite a few different movies resembling Dazed and Confused, Magic Mike, The Wolf of Wall Avenue, The Wedding ceremony Planner and Tips on how to Lose a Man In 10 Days. The actor, who is predicated in Austin, has been floating a gubernatorial run since final yr, telling radio host Hugh Hewitt in November 2020 he wouldn’t rule the concept out. “I imply, that wouldn’t be as much as me,” McConaughey stated. “It will be as much as the folks greater than it might me.” It’s unclear how the actor could be affiliated ought to he run for governor, nonetheless, as McConaughey describes his views as “aggressively centrist.” Gilberto Hinojosa, the chair of the Texas Democratic Get together, has stated the celebration would “welcome” the actor ought to he select to run as a Democrat.
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