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A Lotus Grows in the Mud

Goldie Hawn - Author

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ISBN 9780425207888 | 464 pages | 28 Feb 2006 | Berkley | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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In this candid, insightful, and unconventional memoir, Goldie Hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment.

The New York Times bestselling memoir from one of the world's best-loved actresses

In this candid, insightful, and\ unconventional memoir, Goldie Hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational 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 effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father's spontaneity; her mother's courage; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a parent, and a lover. She writes about her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go years in 1960s New York City, the phenomenon of TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom.

She writes intimately about the challenges of love, anger and fear, and the importance of compassion and integrity. She speaks openly about her family, her partner Kurt Russell, her children, her faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn't yet know, and her thirst for knowledge. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.

Preface

Be Careful What You Wish For
Joy
Growing Pains
First Steps
Compassion
Fear
First Love
Integrity
Life's Purpose
Trusting Men
Courage
Choices
Success
Altered States
Laughter
Life's Rewards
Sisters
Wonder
Fathers and Daughters
Prayer
Embracing Strangers
Grief
Fate
Left-Handed Turns
Power
Keeping the Flame
Faith
Removing Obstacles
Going Back
Death
Oxygen
Empty Nest
Smile
Lotus
Mothers and Daughters

"In her surprising new memoir, Goldie Hawn talks about growing up geeky, stardom, raising kids, and loving Kurt." —People

"Genuinely interesting…startlingly frank." —Sunday Times (London)

"Down-to-earth charm... Hawn can be winsomely self-deprecating." —Washington Post Book World

"Compelling and easy to read... What comes through most strongly is kindness, generosity, her fondness for fellow performers and all those with whom she worked and devotion to family. The inherent goodness of Goldie glows incandescently." —Variety

"Goldie Hawn's personal look at an unusual journey to stardom…Fans will enjoy getting to know [Goldie] in this frank, reflective memoir." —BookPage

"Positively overflows with spiritual enlightenment." —Publishers Weekly


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