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
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherDey Street Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, Self Help

Reviews This Is Me

  • 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 ...
  • Nan O'Leary
    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...
  • Lori
    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
    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...
  • Judy Collins
    Empowering! Great audiobook narrated by the author. Highly recommend.
  • Cynthia
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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 sho...
  • Melanie Maloney
    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...
  • Natalie Cleveland
    This book!!! So amazing
  • FloeticFlo
    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...
  • Jenna
    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.
  • Krista
    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.
  • Kayo
    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!
  • Naeemah Huggins
    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.
  • 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...
  • Kerri
    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...
  • Karin
    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.
  • Yvonne
    First I’m going to start this off by saying I’m a huge fan of This Is Us. I think it’s such a smart, fresh TV show with realistic characters. So, when I saw an audiobook narrated by one of the stars of the show, I had to listen. I’m so glad I did.Chrissy Metz talks like she’s your close friend who is filling you in on the latest happenings in her llife. I loved listening to her. She quickly became a close friend as I listened for hours....
  • Marla
    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...
  • Jennifer
    I love Chrissy Metz! Of course, we know who she is from "This is Us" (such a good show!)I listened to Chrissy read the audiobook version which is my favorite way to read this type of book. I also started and finished this book in less than 24 hours.Listening to her story and learning more about who she is really just made me wish we could be friends IRL, lol. I love her confidence and her desire to see other people know their worth as well.
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    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...
  • Deborah Scott
    I loved this book mainly due to the author’s honesty and sense of humor. She may be a celebrity, but she’s clearly worked very hard at her craft and in her own journey with herself along the way.
  • 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 ...
  • Jessica Leigh
    Chrissy Metz is an amazing person and her personality really shines with the way she reads her novel. I loved how funny she was. She also talks about real issues and positive thinking to overcome those. She makes great points that inspire!
  • Emily Assarian
    Such a great book! I love learning about the famous who started just like me and you! Before her role as Kate in This is Us, Chrissy had $0.81 in her bank account! She went through verbal and physical abuse. She struggled with weight her whole life. She struggled with relationships and most of all confidence. I can’t even count how many times throughout her story I said out loud “this is me!” (No pun intended- I seriously was thinking this ...
  • Jo
    Es una bio ok. Parte de menos a más (Llegué a pensar que no iba a contar ningún secretillo).Aunque hubiese cortado los capitulos sobre tips de moda y cuando intenta ser un libro de autoayuda.
  • Anjanette Gile
    I loved, loved, LOVED this book. It's hopeful and lighthearted. It's brutal and hard-hitting. It's one of those books that you want to read in one sitting, even if you have to get up early tomorrow and it's midnight. It's one of those books you pick up when you need to be inspired. It's so many things, but it's foremost honest. Metz details her traumatic early years, her unfulfilling years as an agent in Hollywood, and her incredible rise to star...
  • Selu
    Friend had received this memoir as gift from a co-worker but friend had no interest so she gave it to me. I've watched most of season one of This Is Us but it felt like so much of a tearjerker that I gave it up. However, Metz's story renewed my interest in the show. Metz's strongest story is that of her childhood, and while I understand that she doesn't want to tell her mother's story, a lot of what she relays about her childhood had me very inte...
  • Kitty
    As a "This is us" watcher, I enjoyed the book for the background on Krissy as an actor. My biggest struggle with this book was the acceptance of the physical and emotional abuse she endured as a child, and the book chalked it up to the abuse being something that made her stronger. The book condoned the abuse, and her mother's actions, to know her daughter was being abused and let it go on anyway. I hope she continues to be a successful actor and ...