Book Review: Brave by Rose McGowan

It’s Time to #BEBRAVE

I have always watched Charmed whenever it was on tv. I have never been really interested in Rose McGowan but when I saw her autobiography had come out I wanted to read it.

Book Review: Brave by Rose McGowan


Title & Author: Brave by Rose McGowan
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction
Release Date: January 30 2018
Series: Standalone
Publisher: HarperCollins


My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. Braveis 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.

Braveis 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.

Before I start on my review for Brave by Rose McGowan, I want to make clear that I do not assign blame to anyone for the events in this book. This is Rose’s side of the events and her experiences. I am not saying she is lying or her experiences were not real. But there are two sides to every story and this is one of them.

I give Brave by Rose McGowan four out of five hearts because I think it is well written and Rose really does her best to get you to experience everything with her.

A lot of the events described in her book I knew about because of the news these past few months. How in Hollywood there are a lot of people being pressured into things they do not want to do just because someone misuses their power of them.

I think Rose has been a strong woman for surviving this all, but also a bit stupid to not come forward about these things earlier. If it had been me I would have chose a different profession and come forward about this if I had noticed people treated it as normal.

I am against people using their power over others. I have been in a situation myself where the manager of a company threatened to fire everyone if they didn’t do what he wanted. I got out and did not let myself be threatened. I hate people who work like that.

This might be the story of a woman against men. But I think the cases where it is the other way around (or any other variation) are also very much there.

Back to the book. The writing was great, easy words and it almost reads like a novel. I liked it for those reasons and that is what I judged the book on. Not because I am a woman and I think the events are true or any such things.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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