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 ...more
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I'm not going to talk about Rose McGowan.
I'm not going to talk about how much better I am than all those "other" men.
I'm a male.
I'm a white male.
I'm a white male heterosexual.
This book isn't about the other men. It's about every man. It's about every woman.
What I'm going to do is look at myself and think about the things I can do better.
So buy this book. Read it. Give it to your daughters and give it to your sons.
Charmed is one of my favorite shows of all time. She is known for her portrayal of Paige Matthews. She appeared in movies such as Scream, Planet Terror, Death Proof and The Doom Generation.
This is a fascinating, personal, and enjoyable read. Rose was never a typical Hollywood actress. She's no-nonsense and gutsy, as exhibited in 'Brave.'
Since I and so many brave survivors have come forward, titans of every industry have toppled. We survivors have gain ...more
OMG, I hated this book!! Full of lectures, full of rage, full of contempt for the reader. Since Rose McGowan was one of the key whistle blowers in Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein gross story, she certainly gets to be livid. Add in the many other despicable things that happened to her in Hollywood (even severe physical injuries), and you have a cringe-worthy and sad story. But here’s the thing: In this book she has an agenda, and she goes beyond ju ...more
Same with this book. Rose is rough around the edges. She does not mince words. All the same, she says and said things that not many others will. She confronted the hard stuff. She put her heart out there for ...more
― Rose McGowan, Brave
Rose McGowan offers a revealing self-portrait which focuses on the trauma of sexual assault and the experience of being a female actress in Hollywood. This was Honest, Fearless, Powerful and filled with that which makes you fall in love with the author through he ...more
I know a lot of men and women (yes, women too) who are going to hate this book. They are going to palm it off as feminist bullshit, roll their eyes, and then bask in their own egotism. They're going to say "That doesn't happen anymore, this is all over sensationalised!". Sorry sweetheart, hate to break it to you, but it does still happen. Every day. Everywhere. Its ...more
First of all, I want to make it clear that I feel that I am no person to judge Rose for what she wrote down about her life. She was born in a cult in Italy and had one hell of a ride for life to her next destination; Hollywood. Except, Hollywood was not so different from her experiences in the cult. She e ...more
Whatever image of Rose McGowan you've had previously, scrap it. Whatever box/label/crazy filter/gas lighting/perception of her you have or see currently in the media, set that aside, too.
Instead, take some time and just listen. Hear this story. Because, for me, it was my story, too, and I'm guessing it's many of yours. The book is, in fact, brave and, dare I say it, trailblazing.
And also at its most fundamental level, the book is incredibly well-written and inte ...more
It doesn’t feel right “rating” an autobiography, especially one as intense and personal as this one, so consider my stars more of a decoration than a judgement.
Rose McGowan is an actress that had a significant presence in my formative years. (Favourite movie of all time: Scream. One of my favourite TV shows of all time: Charmed.) So, going into reading this, after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, I felt a little bit of a connection to her. In some ways ...more
I’m halfway through the book and haven’t seen her courage. I’m sure it comes but the over ...more
However, my responses to this subject have been along the lines of
stop talking about it
nothing even happened
and my favorite since I'm in Florida and it's typically 100 degrees: wear big sweaters
I hope you have a better outcome Rose, I'm behind you 100%
I hadn't heard of Rose McGowan before reading this memoir (I rarely watch TV and don't listen to/read entertainment news). I'm so glad the synopsis grabbed my attention; otherwise I probably would never have read this.
Rose McGowan's life has been anything but easy. Born into the Children of God sex cult where she ...more
In a nutshell, this is ...more
As you can imagine the content is not always easy to read but Rose's bravery and determination to speak up and try to change things is always present and incredibly contagious. This is no mere memoir, this is a call to ...more
Update: 05 Feb 2018.
The media wants us to believe Rose McGowan is unhinged – she’s certainly reported that way in the mainstream. Each day, I open my newsfeed to find yet another story of how she’s ‘gone off the rails’, ‘attacked’ another woman, or women. She acknowledges this in the first few pages of my #bookpublishedin2018, Brave.
In 2016, almost twelve months before the #MeToo movement gained serious traction, McGowan was already tweeting that she was t ...more
McGowan has undoubtedly had a strange and difficult life. Some very valid points are made here, but they’re often shrouded in grandiosity. I (mostly) appreciate her candor, but she certainly thinks she smarter than most people. That’s annoying. She has somewhat altered my view on Hollywood, so I applaud her for standing her ground, but this book was just okay.
The b ...more
I'm glad Rose has the strength 💪 to be one of the voices of millions!
But as quoted by Chester, in the end it doesn't even matter.