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March 15, 2023 - March 16, 2023
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Wednesday and Thursday, March 15th and 16th from 8:45 AM-12:00pm ET


West Warwick Town Hall
1170 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

Athenian Dialogue: Greenlights

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Hosted by the Rhode Island Town and City Clerk’s Association Facilitated by Dawn Michanowicz, MMC. Please return the registration form with your check for $75 payable to: Rhode Island Town and City Clerk’s Association Attention: Sarah Rapose Town Clerk’s Office 1170 Main Street West Warwick, RI 02893 *Deadline to register is Friday, March 10th. A minimum of 12 participants needed

A New York Times Best Seller, Matthew McConauhey writes his memoir in an unconventional style. In his words:

“I’ve been in this life for 50 years, been trying to work out its riddle for 42, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last 35. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.

Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges - how to get relative with the inevitable - you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”

So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.

Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life.”

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