This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

by Chrissy Metz


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An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us.

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 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062837875
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 296,696
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Chrissy Metz is an actress best known for her role in This Is Us. Her breakout performance in the show earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations and an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Use the Pretty Napkin 5

2 Bottle Rocket in a Beer Bottle 21

3 Too Much but not Enough 41

Bee Mindful Say Thank You 61

4 Secret Summer 65

5 Be Not Afraid 81

Bee Mindful Preschool Rules Still Apply 97

6 You're Here for a Reason 105

7 These Are The Breaks 117

Bee Mindful How to be an Agent of Change in Your Own Life 125

8 Woo Me with Your Words 131

Bee Mindful the Shrouded Supreme 141

9 Lost Angeles 143

10 If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes 155

Bee Mindful My New Vows 179

11 When You're so Thirsty You're Dehydrated 185

Bee Mindful Don't Call Him Back 203

12 Falling Forward 209

13 The Not-So-Big Easy 215

Bee Mindful Hurt People Hurt People 231

14 Do Whatcha Wanna Do 237

Bee Mindful Wear What Makes You Happy 251

15 Return on the Investment 259

Bee Mindful the Power of an Apology 277

16 A Reason, a Season, Or a Lifetime 281

Bee Mindful Give Back to Others (And to Yourself) 289

17 Forever Never Fades 293

P.S. A Letter From Chrissy to Kate 305

Acknowledgments 307

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This Is Me: Loving the Person You are Today 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the sample read... love This Is Us... can’t wait to finish this beautiful story of such a beautiful person!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off I love This is us. Secondly I love you Chrissy. I wanted to read this book for so long and as I started I was afraid of reading too fast and having the book end. I see so much of me in you. I feel like I have known you all my life, like a best friend. I applaud your courage as you wrote this book, so open about yourself and your life. I love you Chrissy, thanks for being born....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many wonderful thoughts to ponder upon. Thanks, Chrissy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book! Love Chrissy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truly an amazing book. The positive vibe is so refreshing. Chrissy Metz shows us that we can change, we can over come, and we can achieve greatness regardless of our past and how society has predetermined who we are based on our looks. Thank you for writing this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly felt that Crissy was sitting in the room reading to me! Wonderful and inspirational
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this as a fan of This is Us and now I’m a huge fan of Chrissy. You go girl! Thank you for giving me the words I needed to hear!
Anonymous 10 months ago
This is by far one of the most beautifully written and powerful books ive ever read. I hope writes another one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some great quotes. She was real
runnergirl83 More than 1 year ago
I watch the show "This is Us," so when I saw Chrissy Metz had a book out, I wanted to read it. Chrissy shares about growing up, struggling with her weight, being made fun of, having a strict stepfather that made her life miserable, working as an agent for years, and struggling to find parts as an actor. In between sharing about her life, are chapters called "Bee Mindful," short, little positive messages. I enjoyed the book, it has a good, positive message and I found Chrissy's memoir interesting. I like her down to earthiness. She even had a part where she was dating someone and just stunk their bathroom up and then left. She doesn't come across as I'm better than you because now I'm a successful actress on a huge show. She comes across as genuine, she worked hard to be where she is at today and is inspiring to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story about a down to earth awesome chic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's amazing how one can feel alone and then read something like this and know there is a whole world full of you's
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Good read giving you food for thought .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an encouraging story about Chrissy's life. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I amm in love with this book. So many ups and downs. Its Shown me that i can love myself. Thank ylu so much