Audio Book Review: This is Me: Loving the Person You are Today by Chrissy Metz

Release Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Audio
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes
Narrator: Chrissy Metz
Genre: Self Help/Memoir
Buy: Audible | Kindle 


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 fromboth 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.

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.


Beautiful, heart wrenching and captivating. This isn't just a memoir about Chrissy's life and how she got to where she is today but also holds life lessons for us all.  Similar to You are a badass, this book is filled with life experiences of believing in yourself and things will fall in line. Don't underestimate yourself and go for your dreams because if you believe it, really believe it, it will happen. There are life lessons in everything that happens and Chrissy really has learned how to focus on the positive and stay in gratitude even when things aren't always going her way. I loved this actress before and her work on This is us is phenomenal but after reading this I've fallen in love with her a little more.

This book is engaging and I didn't want to stop listening.  Her struggles and pain are put out there for everyone to know they aren't alone if they are experiencing these things. Her wins and success are also out there and they are well deserved. What a beautiful soul.

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