This Is Me - Chrissy Metz

This Is Me

By Chrissy Metz

  • Release Date: 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 153 Ratings



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 never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media “I don’t know what you’ve been through to play her,” she is often told by fans, “but it was something.”

In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

Chrissy Metz grew up in a large family, one that always seemed to be moving, and growing. Her father disappeared one day, leaving her mother to work a series of menial jobs and his children to learn to live with the threat of hunger and the electricity being cut off. When her mother remarried, Chrissy hoped for “normal” but instead experienced a form of mental pain that seemed crafted just for her. The boys who showed her attention did so with strings attached as well, and Chrissy accepted it, because for her, love always came with conditions.

When she set out for Los Angeles, it was the first time she had been away from her family and from Florida. And for years, she got barely an audition. So how does a woman with the deck stacked against her radiate such love, beauty and joy? This too is at the heart of This is Me.  

With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of “Bee Mindful” interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in “Say Thank You” or to be honest with your partner and yourself in “The Shrouded Supreme.” Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams.


  • So Enlightening

    By Sks123will
    Chrissy your words will empower so many readers. Thank you for this book.
  • Good but not great

    By snzhnnl
    I liked the book but it wasn’t all attention grasping all the time. But I did enjoy it and learned few lessons
  • This is Me

    By Clients end
    Amazing book!
  • This is me

    By aunt soup
    This a lovely book, written from a place of sincerity. Ms. Metz has had some serious struggles in her your life and has decided to approach them with grace and maturity. Her life lessons depicted in this book will help any individual on the road to actualization. Ms Metz uses the law of karma , for most of life issues. She also use her brilliant sense of humor to bring the reader in, and let them know, humor can carry us in life when it seems-nothing else will.
  • Beautiful

    By apasak
    This was so beautifully written! It made me laugh and cry and reevaluate my “why”. Thank you Chrissy for sharing your story and encouraging all of us to get up everyday and pursue an authentic joyful grateful journey.
  • Chrissy Metz • This Is Me

    By AnnaChiasson
    Raw. Real. Weight is always a factor in life. I have always known that. I must admit that I have never handled it the way Chrissy has...I still have a lot to learn. I think I will start by re-reading this! Thank you Chrissy for helping and for sharing. You are so remarkable!! My very best to you-always!! I love ‘This Is Us’ and cannot get enough of it!! Keep it coming!! Congratulations!! ❤️ Anna Chiasson Thomas Marrero, LA
  • This is me loving This is me!

    By appARTunity
    Sooo good!!! Thank you Chrissy for sharing your hilarious personality and life lessons.
  • Read It Now...and Again

    By Deire
    This is the only book where I’ve though, “I need to re-read this on a regular basis.” I got to the end feeling like we’d just had a wonderful long lunch chat.
  • This is ALL of us!

    By LBT_Ashley
    Chrissy Metz is an amazing woman with an amazing story! This is a MUST READ!