Brave

Brave Review

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.

Title:Brave
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Ian

    I'm not going to review this book.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 he...

  • Ana

    I read this because I love Rose McGowan. 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 ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    I saw Rose McGowan on an episode of The View recently. I found her edgy, forthcoming, and, well, brave. Hollywood and pop culture are not interests of mine at the moment, but seeing her on The View ha...

  • Imane

    “Whatever is different about you is what makes you amazing. Others will try to homogenize you for their own comfort level, because God forbid discomfort. Fuck that. Do not bend yourself to make othe...

  • Andrew Smith

    I was certainly aware of Rose McGowan as a movie and television actress, though I’m struggling to recall ever watching a film or programme in which she appeared. So I wasn’t sure what to expect fr...

  • Luca

    Well, this is one of the most difficult books I have ever reviewed. Memoirs and biographies are always difficult but Brave is filled with so many emotions that it becomes even harder to review. First ...

  • Glitterbomb

    First off, "feminist" is not a dirty word, and fuck you if you think it is. You're exactly the kind of person who should read this. I know a lot of men and women (yes, women too) who are going to hate...

  • lov2laf

    Quite frankly, this was fantastic.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,...

  • Vanessa

    Here lies a BRAVE female opening up an intelligent discussion and also a complete up yours to every male who ever took a piece of Rose McGowan. She lays it all on the line and leaves nothing in the ta...

  • Dylan

    content warning: transphobia(Keep it classy TERFs. If this review is deleted I will post it again. I have reported the user for their abusive message. I would like to know now if Goodreads stands with...