Brave (Hardback)Rose McGowan (author)
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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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 29 mm
"A memoir that doubles as a furious call to arms to fellow victims and young women who risk being imprisoned by society's gender expectations." - Sunday Telegraph
"Reads like a book written by a woman driven to near derangement by decades of abuse and gaslighting." - The Guardian
“McGowan has turned out to be an avenging warrior, determined to expose Hollywood’s toxic lies and cover-ups … She has, inadvertently, shown how much damage abuse can wreak in even the toughest of women.” - The Observer
"McGowan burns bridges, seemingly with glee… a battle cry you want to get behind. Here is a woman, systamatically silenced since childhood, who has now found her voice and is roaring from the rooftops." - The Sunday Times
"Brave is a blisteringly raw, angry and graphic account of a life marred by growing up in a cult, abuse and tragedy... there are few who have dared to be as brutally honest and angry about their treatment by the Hollywood machine as McGowan." - i News
"Her memoir is an unapologetically furious read. Sweary, raw and unrefined, Brave is female rage as it is rarely allowed to be seen."- The Pool
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