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by McGowan, Rose, 1973-

Format: Book on CD 2018
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"My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan

A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto - A voice for generations

Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.

In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.

Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.

BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto--a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.

Includes two original songs by Rose McGowan.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rose McGowan survived a childhood in a cult and intermittent teenage homelessness, but what really broke her was Hollywood. Anyone who consumed any media at the end of 2017 knows of producer Harvey Weinstein's downfall as allegations of rampant sexual assault came to light, led fiercely and publicly by McGowan. In Brave, she does not shy away from details of her assault at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 (though she refers to Weinstein only as the Monster). But first, her life story: born into the Children of God cult in Italy, she instinctively rebelled against religious brainwashing, despite the resultant punishment. When the cult started justifying pedophilia, her father moved the family to the U.S., and McGowan's childhood was spent in Colorado (beautiful) and rural Oregon (rednecks). Her freakish style (described as Moth, a cross between mod and goth) led to her being literally plucked off the streets to star in Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation. Because she was new, she was not privy to the whisper network that surrounded Weinstein; after her assault, a male costar muttered, I told him not to do that anymore. Essentially blacklisted from film, she turned to television, replacing Shannen Doherty on the sister-witch show Charmed. The grueling schedule (and costars with whom no love has been lost, apparently) left her exhausted and vulnerable to the creative charms of Robert Rodriguez (referred to as RR), who left his wife for her, and the boys' club led by Quentin Tarantino, where women can be strong as long as they are also mostly naked and willing to die in really gruesome ways. Brave will appeal in two ways: it is a celebrity memoir, and although McGowan's insistence on her own inner strength and superior intelligence can be exhausting, she dishes some good dirt, especially for those who grew up during her indie-darling phase. (As a side note: she has very sweet things to say about ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson.) But it is also a fierce, sometimes dryly funny calling out of the hypocrisy and misogyny of Hollywood. She excoriates everyone who is culpable, from the assaulters to the complicit female producers to the public who knows the representation of women in media is dangerous and wrong but who consume it anyway. She also speaks to fellow survivors, who are perhaps the most important audience for this book. McGowan has been through hell, and she knows you have, too. The book may be self-promotional at times, but it is also a battle cry.--Maguire, Susan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a strong and urgent voice, actor McGowan clearly conveys her anger at Hollywood's male culture and women's acquiescence to second-class status as underpaid, easily manipulated, and violently abused sex objects. McGowan, recently heralded as one of the "Silence Breakers" chosen as Time magazine's "2017 Person of the Year" and among the first to accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, persuasively narrates her view of Hollywood not as an entertainment business, but as a propaganda powerhouse that primarily reinforces the norms of misogynist culture. Her blow-by-blow reenactment of her rape by Weinstein is full of ghastly details and very difficult to listen to-especially knowing it is McGowan herself who is reliving the experience. With McGowan as both writer and narrator, this audiobook forcefully connects readers, both women and men, to the #MeToo movement. A HarperOne hardcover. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects McGowan, Rose, -- 1973-
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Misogyny -- California.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
Publisher [New York, New York] : [Ashland, Oregon] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Harper Audio (Firm), publisher.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781538480366
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