The San Miguel Literary Sala continues its online series of interviews, talks and discussions with distinguished authors with an unusual guest on May 14 — Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey will be interviewed live on Zoom about his book Greenlights by comedian and author Jamie Brickhouse, a fellow Texan. Viewers who tune in will be allowed afterward to talk to McConaughey briefly.
The book, published in 2020, was a New York Times bestseller for over 25 weeks. The unconventional, raucous memoir reflects McConaughey’s well-documented adventurous, shamanistic explorer personality as he pores through memories of his childhood and younger years as a single man.
“I wore the leathers. I rode the Thunderbird. I took a lot of showers in the daylight hours, rarely alone. I partook,” he says.
McConaughey has confirmed he is considering a run for governor of Texas, saying he wants “to get into a leadership role in the next chapter of my life.” He is currently polling ahead of current Governor Greg Abbott.
Brickhouse is a standup comedian and author of the one-man show, Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother, described by author Wally Lamb as “a poignant, hilarious and sharply observed story of a gay man’s exchange of self-destruction and self-loathing for wisdom and a mature understanding of love.”
The Literary Sala is known as the organizer of the annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, which has a tradition of allowing audience members to have one-on-one time with authors after events. The tradition will be allowed at this Zoom event as well, where audience members will be able to get a few moments to talk with McConaughey and Brickhouse over Zoom.
Tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale price from US $5.00 to $50.00 and may be purchased at the San Miguel Literary Sala Website.