A Lotus Grows in the Mud

A Lotus Grows in the Mud

Book - 2005
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An inspiring and unconventional memoir from one of the world's most beloved actresses. Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites us to join her in a look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment. With her trademark effervescent humor, Goldie tells us about the lessons she's learned and the wisdom she feels she's been given in the hope of giving something back. Not a Hollywood "tell-all," A Lotus Grows in the Mudis a very personal look at moments private and powerful: her delight in her father's spirited spontaneity; the confidence instilled in her by her mother; the unexpected gifts of comfort from strangers many miles from home; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a lover, and a parent. This memoir is Goldie's chance to talk about everything from anger and fear to love, compassion, integrity, and friendship, to the importance of family and the challenges of show business. Goldie writes about her younger self-the little girl who felt like an ugly duckling-and growing up in suburbia dreaming of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go dancing years in New York in the sixties, her phenomenal success on TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and then on to the world of Hollywood stardom and such memorable films as the Oscar-winning Cactus Flower, Swing Shift, and Private Benjamin. A Lotus Grows in the Mudspeaks of her relationship with her family-her partner, Kurt Russell; her children, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell, and her stepson, Boston Russell-her growing faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn't yet know, and her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and understanding. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005.
ISBN: 9780399152856
Characteristics: x, 446 pages, [32] pages of plates :,illustrations (some color), portraits ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holden, Wendy 1965-


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Nov 19, 2020

I loved this book. Her stories are about how she learned and grew from life events and struggles. Not a blaming finger pointing memoir. I also loved her love of family. She has been a great source of giggles and fun for me, via her movies and TV appearances. I am a fan.

May 16, 2017

Wow! Would never have guessed how self absorbed and arrogant she sounds. Sorry to learn about this side of her.

JEN3641 Aug 04, 2012

If you like memoirs this is great.It is not just about her life but about how we can all feel better about ourselves.

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