This Is Me by Chrissy Metz

This Is Me

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 n...


Details This Is Me

TitleThis Is Me
ISBN9780062837875
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherDey Street Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, Biography
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Reviews This Is Me

  • Christy
    2018-06-18
    4 stars! Non-fiction memoirI really enjoyed this one. Chrissy Metz story was interesting, entertaining, and inspirational. I loved that the audio book was narrated by the author.
  • Katrina
    2018-04-30
    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 ...
  • Nan O'Leary
    2018-03-18
    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 wi...
  • Liza Fireman
    2018-06-07
    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 t...
  • Lori
    2018-04-02
    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 h...
  • Nick Steele
    2018-02-27
    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 g...
  • Brianna Preston
    2018-04-23
    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 sho...
  • Judy Collins
    2018-04-09
    Empowering! Great audiobook narrated by the author. Highly recommend.
  • Darcy
    2018-04-24
    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
    2018-04-15
    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!
  • Natalie Cleveland
    2018-03-30
    This book!!! So amazing
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    2018-06-13
    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 w...
  • Melanie Maloney
    2018-04-14
    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 shar...
  • Rissa
    2018-07-28
    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. This is me 4.5⭐️We start with her encounter...
  • FloeticFlo
    2018-04-20
    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 i...
  • Hannah Reeves
    2018-05-05
    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...
  • Karin
    2018-04-02
    Chrissy goes way more into her personal life than just about any other celebrity memoir I've read, which is actually pretty admirable. She really bares her inner life. Some elements could have been shorter (her sections on dating kind of dragged) but her optimism and positivity can't be beat.
  • Krista
    2018-05-31
    I listened to this audiobook yesterday on my long drive. It was so great! I loved Chrissy's heart and strength and how down to earth she is. Listening to it I kept thinking "I want to be friends with this girl." Her positivity and the way she analyzes and learns from events in her past were inspiring. Fantastic read.
  • Jenna
    2018-04-24
    I love Chrissy Metz! I listened to this book narrated by her and loved every second. She is positive, funny and a total joy. She’s had some tough times but has a great outlook for moving forward in her life and relationships.
  • Naeemah Huggins
    2018-04-02
    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.
  • Kayo
    2018-04-23
    I liked Kate on This Is Us, but I like Chrissy Metz even more. Hearing her story, you can't help but appreciate her and what she's gone through. Great book!
  • Elaine
    2018-07-14
    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 s...
  • Liz
    2018-07-16
    3.5 Stars. Chrissy is a beautiful soul!
  • Jody
    2018-07-20
    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 ...
  • Natasha Huff
    2018-07-06
    I enjoyed reading her book and having her share her story! She is truly an inspiration and her realness is what i can appreciate. She gave us her truth in this memoir.
  • Kathryn
    2018-07-02
    I just started watching This is Us. When I saw that Chrissy Metz had a book out I was so curious about her. This book is written with such honesty yet in no way is she asking for pity or saying poor me. I loved that she talks to the reader. She would be such fun to meet in person. This was a terrific book.
  • Ashlyn McCoy
    2018-07-01
    This book is very empowering, especially for women. Chrissy Metz does a great job inspiring others to be themselves. Her story is very encouraging and reminds us that we are enough just the way we are.
  • Kerri
    2018-03-21
    So, I fricken' love This is Us. It's my favorite thing that's been on TV in a long time. So I was always going to be interested in picking up Chrissy Metz's book. But I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was funny, witty, and totally page-turny. I loved the combination of both personal memoir and creative/life advice that were interspersed throughout. It was both raw, and unflinching in its relatability, while at the same time b...
  • Nikiverse
    2018-06-27
    I need Chrissy on my shoulder telling me to do things and to be nice.
  • Marla
    2018-04-24
    I'm so glad I read this book. I'm a huge fan of This Is Us and I think Chrissy Metz is a great actor. It was sad to read about her childhood and how much her family struggled. A father who abandoned the family and cared more about her brother and sister and then a step-father who abused her physically and mentally because of her weight. But she was determined to get away and try to have an acting and singing career. It broke my heart when she was...