This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today
308 pages, 2018
Chrissy Metz, Emmy-nominated actress on the hit TV series This Is Us, takes us through the challenges she experienced growing up and what she has learned along the way. She encourages us to set time aside every day to be grateful for what we have, but also to think about what we want and strive for it. Often, we are getting in our own way of achieving our hopes and dreams. While using your listening ears is beneficial in many situations, it is especially beneficial to listen to yourself. Also, worry about yourself, not what others are doing; comparison is the thief of joy. Remember to speak up for yourself, but also come from a place of love. We all want to be loved, respected and accepted. Along with these and other life lessons, we see a glimpse into the life of Chrissy, with her share of embarrassing, difficult and exciting stories—just like the rest of us.
A book review by Pamelyn Garcia, MLIS Assistant Director/Reference Librarian – Waupun Public Library