What Matthew McConaughey says about America

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Matthew McConaughey is an American original.What does that even mean anymore?It means that he is a living, breathing embodiment of America and all that comes with it. He resembles us and reflects us. It also means that Americans of all stripes like him and can relate to him. There are fewer and fewer people in that category.I’ve been writing about some pretty heavy stuff lately—it’s been a heavy year—but as we head towards Thanksgiving, I thought I’d take a break from COVID-19 and election madness and check in with Matthew McConaughey, who’s out and about (virtually) promoting his new book “Greenlights,” which if you like McConaughey you will most certainly dig and if you’ve never heard of him (who are you?) you probably will too.“Greenlights” is actually a big deal, (which speaks to my American original point). It’s No. 2 on Amazon’s Best Seller list, (after Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land”), and also No. 2 on the New York Times nonfiction list (nestled between No. 1 “Humans” and No. 3 “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” written by Emmanuel Acho, who like McConaughey is a University of Texas Longhorn — stay …

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