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This Is Me

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  9,582 ratings  ·  1,157 reviews
A prescriptive and inspirational book of life lessons from the Emmy Award-nominee and breakout star of television’s #1 hit show, NBC’s This Is Us.

Debuting in fall 2016, This Is Us quickly became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network television show. Within weeks of its premier, actress Chrissy Metz and her character, Kate, were embraced by countless fans. Se
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Dey Street Books
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Erin
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Audiobook narrated by the author
6h 27: 04


I love This is Us and Chrissy Metz's Kate Pearson is definitely one of the reasons I tune into the show (well, I watch on Netflix). Chrissy has such a wonderful personality that made the performance of this Audiobook enjoyable and an easy 4 stars. The big but is that I really did not enjoy her "Bee Mindful" sections. Why do publishers feel that people cannot just write a memoir about their life? Why the need to turn everyone into an armcha
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Christy
4 stars!

Non-fiction memoir

I really enjoyed this one. Chrissy Metz story was interesting, entertaining, and inspirational. I loved that the audio book was narrated by the author.
Katrina
An empowering, emotional read by a strong, inspiring woman. I can see this getting mixed reviews because it tows the line between memoir and self-help. The result is that it does neither very well. However I can see why Chrissy was motivated to write this... HER FAMILY IS CRAZY. Girl had to get her truth out there because the family was all sharing their crazy with the press (putting it on her of course instead of owning up to the fact that they were all horrible to her).

I had a major issue with
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Lisa
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A special book about a honest and strong women who has overcome many difficulties and has finally gotten her big break.

SUMMARY
Author Chrissy Metz is best known for her role as Kate Pearson in the television series This is Us. Audiences relate to her character’s honesty and difficulties. Her performance in the show has earned her two Golden Globe award nominations and an Emmy nominations for best supporting actress. This Is Me: loving the person you are today is her interesting and inspiring lif
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Heidi The Reader
Chrissy Metz relates her abusive and underprivileged childhood and how hard work and perseverance made her into the inspirational figure and television superstar she is today.

"Honeybees are meaningful to me because technically they're not supposed to be able to fly. We know they do, but in the 1930s French scientists 'proved' they couldn't. Their reasoning was that it was aerodynamically impossible because honeybees' wings are too small to support the weight of their bodies. ... I get that. I'm
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Nan O'Leary
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Isn't it great to find a book you just want to read all day! Well, This Is Me describes that book. Fortunately, I started it on a weekend and was able to read it all I wanted and wanted I did! It is a well written memoir of Chrissy Metz, one of the stars of the wonderful TV show, This Is Us. She tells the story of how she was able to overcome a difficult childhood by hard work and by believing in herself. She knows her worth and wants to share with the reader how we can be "Bee Mindful" and reac ...more
Jody
Oh dear. I didn't absolutely hate this, but man, this was some The Alchemist level crap. It has to be her favourite book, I swear. There was so much self-help, buzz-word claptrap in this: "putting deposits in my confidence bank", "standing in your space", "lean in", along with the belief that the universe is conspiring to give you what you ask for that I had myself constantly questioning why I was listening to this. I love the show, yes, but the actress? Actually, not so much. And now, even less ...more
Liza Fireman
Chrissy is strong and outstanding woman. As usual, I never heard about her before her book, since I am rarely watching anything. I was very happy to find out who she is, reading about her past, and her rising to be a successful person, in a larger size than our media embraces.

As she is saying: You are enough! You can be successful, and you are awesome, you can fly, being yourself. Our true happiness is inside of us. Like me, everything you need to fly—to soar—has been inside you all along. Just
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Lori
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, inspirational
Chrissy Metz was an unknown actress until the TV show "This is Us" became a popular show and made her a successful actress. She writes of her childhood. Her father abandoned the family. Her mother struggled to make ends meet. She endures an abusive step-father who shames her for being overweight. She grew up poor and going to many different schools. She also writes about coming to California to try and make it as a singer or actress. She shares her ups and downs and offers advice she has learned ...more
Nick Steele
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Critically-acclaimed actress Chrissy Metz, who rose to fame playing Kate Pearson in the NBC hit drama series This Is Us, has penned a compelling debut memoir. Metz writes with the candor and immediacy of a good friend who has come over for a chat. A witty, poignant and engaging read, the groundbreaking actress presents a touchingly-human account of her childhood, early struggles, rise to fame and journey to find her place in the world. The book goes beyond your typical autobiography, offering ma ...more
Elaine
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I should start by saying that I don't believe that I was the target market for this book, especially after I had read the word "bay itch" written out a few times. I am old enough, and secure enough in myself, that I have no problem thinking about someone as a bitch, and educated enough that I've found other words or other phrases to express my opinion about someone who seems overly invested in being snarky. (See, I used the word bitch and not a single thing went wrong.) I'm also not a fan of boo ...more
Brianna Preston
I'm the biggest fan of This Is Us, so I figured I'd love this book, too. But, of course, it's not written by the people who write Kate's story on the show; it's written by Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson. And while Chrissy is a fantastic actor, she's not an amazing writer. It was an interesting read, and the Audible performance, read by Chrissy herself, is very, very good. But the substance I was looking for from the show wasn't there. I shouldn't have expected it to be the same, but a head ...more
Judy Collins
Empowering! Great audiobook narrated by the author. Highly recommend.
Natalie Thompson
This book!!! So amazing
Amanda
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very strong and personal book. I can see why there are mixed reviews. I can see it being a self help book at certain points of it
Darcy
When this book popped up on my library’s website I put my name down for it. I really love the show This is Us, like Kate as a character and liked Chrissy in interviews I seen with her. I liked that Chrissy narrated the audio book, there were times you could tell got to her, others that she had a hard time not laughing. Her journey through life hasn’t always been easy, but it seems like she is striving to always be learning.
Cynthia
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to be friends with the author! I love her as an actress and she sure knows how to inspire a person in her writing. Many inspirational quotes of her own and others, with her own touch. I am so glad she became Kate because she was perfectly cast for the role!
Michael
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of the show, This Is Us, it is easily my favorite show that is on television. I was hooked after the first episode or so, it is so heartwarming, heartbreaking and the characters are so vulnerable. Unlike most people I was late to the train of watching the show but I know that people were praising her Chrissy performance so I had to find out what the hype was. I have to say that this book was very touching and sentimental,I had a deep respect for Chrissy.

This is not so much a mem
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Katie Sue
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I JUST LOVE HER.

Chrissy is such an all around great person. She gives great life advice from her experience. Her life story is very interesting as well. I was hooked right in the beginning of this book only a few mins into the audiobook.

I just enjoyed all of it.

If you are a fan of her then you will love this book. I didn't realize just how much alike she was to her character Kate in This is Us. I feel like I could listen to this book a few more times thats how much I enjoyed it.
Jennifer
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy This Is Us and wanted to hear more about Chrissy. So good on audio - this is one funny, honest and inspirational woman.
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Chrissy Metz stars on the NBC hit show, This is US as Kate Pearson, one of the triplets. If you have never seen this show, you don't need to have, to read this book, but I think you might afterwards. This book chronicles her life from when she was a young child to her life today after making it on such a great show. It goes through her struggles with her weight and being accepted by family as well as outsiders. And her main focus is being happy with the person she is no matter her size or job.

I
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Hannah Reeves
I can be a sucker for a quick celeb memoir. Okay it’s probably only my second or third but I picked up this book because This Is Us. I’m unsure what to rate it, maybe 3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading about Chrissy’s life story and where she came from. It’s weird because it’s also part self help which besides all the obvious advice or bad advice I took away two things about blessings and thankfulness. I love when a realization hits you in an unlikely place. I read in a day so super quick and easy, I ...more
Melanie Maloney
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can’t even tell you how much I LOVED this very honest and inspiring book! Chrissy is Kate, Chrissy is me!! I related so much. Her scrapping and scraping to get where she is today yet not fully believing that she really deserves it! But she does, and I do too! We are all on a journey of self love! She put it all into words beautifully! 💕 Chrissy Metz! I hope to be able to tell you in person how much your book means to me! Thank you for sharing your story!
Naeemah Huggins
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She had a really rough childhood... Geez. She came out on top though, she's resilient and I enjoy her confidence. Interesting peek into the Hollywood world, auditioning and being an agent. Satisfying read.
Rissa
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is me 4.5⭐

We start with her encounter with Opera which was hilarious. Then we follow Chrissy as she grows up and it was unique and saddening at times. We move to see her weight and how she was treated and it was awful to read and also made me want to throw away a scale forever. Then to kids in preschool that she took care of... I felt all the feeling and this was just absolutely beautiful.
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Cam
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book!!! Chrissy Metz talks about her life growing up with weight issues, emotional abuse from her step father, doing something that she loves which is singing and acting and never allowing other to take her happiness or her self worth away from her.
Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
This is a down-to-earth memoir about This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz who readers will learn is an empowering, positive and resilient woman who has lived a tough life. This Is Me is a combination memoir and self-help book but I fear this method of telling her story won't work for some readers.

I applaud Metz for being open and honest about her struggles growing up, making it in Hollywood and in love. She has lived through a lot yet still became a remarkably positive, strong and confident person. I
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Mel
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the first chapter, but it went downhill from there. There was a weird amount of humble bragging/regular bragging? And I found her to be a likely unreliable narrator.

Example: The author worked with a beautiful, thin, and smart actress who was mean to her. Friends said the mean actress was probably intimidated by the author. The mean actress said something mean to the author, and the author quietly looked the mean actress in the eye and said "No one can steal your thunder" and the m
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Jenn Lopez
I read and listened to this one on audio read by Chrissy herself. First, I love her as Kate on This Is Us, and that she was so brave to tell her story. I'm glad I read the book and passed it on to others at work.
I really had trouble with the change of voice throughout the book. It was really obvious on audio when Chrissy was retelling a personal event versus reading what was completed by a co-author/ ghost writer. Her speech was steady, she had appropriate pauses during her memories, and her la
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FloeticFlo
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew that Chrissy had 81 cents in her bank account when she landed the role of Kate, but I knew nothing about her back story. And what a doozy it was! I hate to use the cliche "Rags to Riches" line, because she busted her butt to get where she is today. Hers is a story of perseverance and hope, and I am so glad she shared it.

It's hard sometimes for people writing autobiographies to not get preachy -- everyone does it, because I think it's our instinct to try to make sense of our lives. And so
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Christine Michelle Metz is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Kate Pearson in the NBC drama This Is Us, for which she has earned Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards (2017) and Golden Globe Awards (2017 and 2018).
“We all have a purpose,” she said. “Some people are the tall oak trees, and some people are the beautiful bushes. But everyone has a purpose. There is nobody here on earth who doesn’t have a path or a purpose. An innate destiny. Every human being who comes, comes called.” 10 likes
“We're made from love, with love, to love.” 5 likes
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