Brave by Rose McGowan | Blog Tour & Review

I was sent a copy of Brave for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

You can’t have missed Rose McGowan in recent years. The first person to speak out about the horrid goings on in Hollywood, she started the ball rolling on more and more evil men in power being exposed.

I’ve been aware of Rose for many years – I remember her role in Scream, her dating Marilyn Manson, her role as Paige in Charmed. I must admit I hadn’t followed her career in recent years but it was fascinating to learn a lot more about her. I was very happy to have been asked if I’d like to review the book and participate in the blog tour.

I hadn’t realised she was born and raised in the Children of God cult and Rose talks about her experiences at length. This cult is something I have read a lot about in the past and I hadn’t realised she had been a part of it, I’m glad she managed to get out.

Throughout the book, I can see that Rose is a strong woman, despite the stuff life throws at her. From the childhood in a cult to absent parents to abusive boyfriends, Rose manages to fight for survival all the way. She describes Hollywood as another cult and it definitely seems to be- the way she speaks about the way young actors are treated, especially women, is shocking but ultimately not surprising, given what we know now.

It is a shame that so many people weren’t supportive of her back when she originally tried to raise awareness of what The Monster (as she names a certain director – I’m sure we all know who she is talking about) and it was ultimately her whose career was damaged. Her agents even knew what he was like and still put her in that position – it shows that just how much Hollywood is a money churner for people and that other peoples feelings come into play.

This book is no holds barred, it’s raw and it really gets you thinking. It gives the reader an insight into the true Hollywood – the one where men think they can get away with pretty much anything and where women, especially young women, are playthings there to be used and abused.

I admire Rose for her consistent strength and her courage to speak out. She has been through a lot in her life and sharing this with the reader is admirable. Brave is out tomorrow in paperback, eBook and audiobook. I definitely recommend that people should read this – Hollywood as a whole and the way people are treated is definitely something that needs to be addressed.

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12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I have to admit, I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while, especially after everything that has been happening in the press with the #metoo movement x

  2. It’s so upsetting what goes on behind glitzy hollywood doors. It’s unbelievably shocking to be honest. I’d really like to read this book though, especially after everything that has happened. She sounds like an incredible woman.

  3. I’ve been following her story over the last year or so and I find it heartbreaking that she’s essentially given up her own life and happiness in pursuing taking down “The Monster” and addressing the issue in Hollywood as a whole. It’s sad, but that’s not to say I think it isn’t valuable what she is doing. Sad, but valuable to women in Hollywood overall. We all make choices in how to proceed with life following tragedies, abuses, etc and I really hope she feels that she is achieving something with how she has chosen to spend her life, because it makes my heart hurt for her!

    1. Also, thought I should let you know that I’m literally downloaded Brave on my audible as I type this thanks to your post. As harrowing as it will be to listen to, its a story that needs to be heard! xxx

  4. This looks like a good read. Thanks see to watch Rose in Charmed but wasn’t aware of her gelatos life. Heard about The sleeziness of the showbiz industry but haven’t delved into it. Will have to give this book a read. Thanks for recommending.

  5. I have not heard of her, although think I saw her on GMB yesterday. It sounds like she has had a very troubled but interesting life. Sounds like a good read

  6. This sounds like a really gripping read. Books like this always end up upsetting me, but I think they’re fab at the same time because of the issues they highlight. I may have to pick this up when I’ve finished my current book 🙂

    Louise x

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