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Brave

byRose Mcgowan

Hardcover | January 30, 2018

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“One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...” The New York Times Book Review

"BRAVE works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—The Boston Globe

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.

"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

Title:BraveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062655981

ISBN - 13:9780062655981

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book At times I found this book hard to read because of what Rose had to go through in her life. But it was an inspirational story of overcoming adversity and it really opened my eyes to what is going on in Hollywood.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Was so surprised by this book. An important read in the #Metoo era
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empowering Read All industries are rife with abuse of power. “BRAVE” sheds light on Hollywood’s underbelly of abuse and the consistent empowerment of wealthy abusers. McGowan has been pivotal in exposing and bringing down, “the monster,” Harvey Weinstein. There may not be a “Me Too” movement had she not blown the lid off of this open secret. For twenty years she has been paying, both professionally and personally, for for Weinstein’s violence against her. Like most victims of rape and assault, McGowan was told to shut up about it for her own good. Also, like most victims, she was made to feel responsible for the abuse. I sincerely think every teen, girl and boy (especially the boys) should read this book. It is reminder to all that you should never do something that makes you uncomfortable just because it is expected of you. In the end it is you that has to live with these decisions and the damage they can bring. It is a raging statement that nobody is entitled to anyone else’s body, in any way, without consent. REAL consent! Not assumed consent or delusions of entitlement.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book Inspiring book about a beautiful authentic person who wants to change the world for all the woman.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Honest and raw This is such an inspirational, yet heartbreaking, story.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome sauce so incredibly well written, my gosh, how do they write so many words! really recommend
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES TO BEING BRAVE! I loved every page. I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in 5 days.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INSPIRING!!! What a beautiful inspirational...heartwrenching read!!! So glad I picked this one up! You should as well!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REAL When this book was recommended, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. So worth every word, sentence, paragraph, page turn, breath held and slowly or suddenly released. THANK YOU for being BRAVE in your survival and BRAVE in your sharing.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow. Beautiful and heartwrenching. Such a powerful woman.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you, Rose It is a testament to her amazing spirit that she has even survived all that she has and continues to endure. And it is shameful that anyone would continue to hurt her by criticizing her now, for anything. Imagine her suffering, the damage this has caused, and nobody can possibly know how it feels, because she is alone in having experienced this, and from having experienced it as her. Thank you Rose for all that you have done, at extreme risk and harm to yourself, in exposing this ugly truth, and being a main force in stopping these predators in their tracks. If you accomplish nothing else, you know that now, going forward, you have saved further victimization from those who have been caught out and can no longer carry on as before, plus those who will now think they maybe can't get away with it.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Wow..... I cannot believe the endurance from this woman, a must read for all
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow It's very impactful. there's a reason why it's the Staff Pick
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anxious Should be a great book to read
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This sounds amazing, can't wait to read it
Date published: 2017-11-20

Editorial Reviews

“Frank and bold, this memoir is a resounding wakeup call to the entertainment industry and to society as a whole.”