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Rose McGowan

Forfatter af Brave

3+ Værker 247 Medlemmer 13 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Rose McGowan

Brave (2018) 242 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
11 Plus Vocabulary (2014) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Death Proof [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 223 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Scream [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 181 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Planet Terror [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 170 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Black Dahlia [2006 film] (2006) 156 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Conan the Barbarian [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 97 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Charmed: Season 5 (2002) — Actor — 71 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Charmed: Season 4 (2006) — Actor — 62 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Charmed: Season 8 (2006) — Actor — 59 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Charmed: Season 6 (2006) — Actor — 55 eksemplarer
Charmed: Season 7 (2007) — Actor — 54 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jawbreaker [1999 Film] (1999) — Actor — 47 eksemplarer
Grindhouse: Planet Terror [and] Death Proof (2007) — Actor, nogle udgaver31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Phantoms [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 30 eksemplarer
Charmed: The Complete Series (2013) — Actor — 25 eksemplarer
Fifty Dead Men Walking [2008 film] (2008) — Actor — 19 eksemplarer
The Doom Generation [1995 Film] (1995) — Actor — 15 eksemplarer
Ready to Rumble [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 13 eksemplarer
Dead Awake [2010 Film] (2010) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
The Sound (2017) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Devil in the Flesh [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Going All the Way [1997 film] — Actor — 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse

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This is not a usual book. It is highly unusual, and written in a very unusual way. I gave this book five stars because I think it is important and succeeds in a creative, raw, authentic, and real way. I think that any person who actually reads the book will be moved. If you don’t have some kind of emotional reaction to this book go back and reread it you missed the point all together! The author's style is very emotional, and she writes using lots of anger and crude (but appropriately crude) language in response to what has happened to her. I would encourage any thoughtful person to not dismiss this book because of ignorant (they haven't read the book) comments others have made. This is a book you the reader have to commit to for you not due to any hype.

In her style of writing, Rose often addresses the reader as "you"; it is a deeply personal book, written directly to the reader, and intended to rouse the reader to action, to encourage them to be brave in their own life. It is a vibrant call to action for both women and men. You will find yourself sad, enraged and examining society and Hollywood norms and society in general.

Rose typically was not listened to, not taken seriously, not respected. For those of us who are female, this may be very familiar to us. She describes how our culture programs us to be pleasant, polite, docile, easily manipulated, and vulnerable to predators.

She had a very difficult young life. She was raised in Italy in the Children of God cult. After describing what she went through--some incredibly horrible things--she compares this religious cult to the "cult of Hollywood". It's easy to see the parallels. It causes the reader to thing about how we support Hollywood in unhelpful ways and urges us to be supportive of roles and movies who portray women in ways that are not exploitative. I agree with one reviewer who said that she found "unexpected depth" to this book. I related to so much of what the author wrote and also to the blunt and graphic way she said it.
If rape is not a trigger for you, I urge you to give this book a chance. It will not only teach you to stand up taller it will show you that the glamorous life of Hollywood is rather dark and oppressive. I am saddened that so many men in power feel the need to be “Monsters” because they are in positions to get away with it. Truth be told I applaud Rose for standing up for the things she feels she deserves. Hands down one of the most emotional reads I have ever read. The honesty and raw emotion in these pages is worth every minute you spend.

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b00kdarling87 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |

If you know me then you know that long before my obsession with Buffy, I was obsessed with Charmed. Recently, I decided to rewatch the OG show now that the reboot has been cancelled. While I don't often read memoir's (last one I read was Naya Rivera's) I decided to purchase Brave.

Overall I don't regret my purchase, I liked the book and the message. Rose has lived one hell of a life and Hollywood is one nasty place. However, the rants were a bit much which is why it took me some time to . Also, trying to sell me skin care and albums? I wasn't too keen on that.… (mere)
Koralis | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jul 13, 2023 |
Welp she tried, but all the time it felt like she was a 2nd wave feminist talking to 1st wave feminists. And I know she kinda is, what with her transphobia and all, but damn it felt like she was talking to sheep that can't think for themselves and have never heard a word about feminism and female empowerment.

I get it, that maybe she wrote this book for people she imagines as younger versions of herself, to try and spare them from some god-awful things she had to endure and survive, and I undertand that I might be overwhelmed by her, erm let's say more than passionate performance reading the audiobook version, but holly hell, it strongly gave off the impression that she thinks of herself as a frontline feminist warrior-leader, alone charging at the pariarchy. She even kinda takes credit for the #me_too movement.

It was tiresome and self absorbent, yet she still speaks the truth. She still has shocking truths to say and she still fights the good fight. So 3 stars it is.
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Silenostar | 12 andre anmeldelser | Dec 7, 2022 |
I am equal parts surprised that I even read this book and surprised that I enjoyed it so much. Always nice to read about someone standing up for themselves and others despite seemingly insurmountable odds.
BibliophageOnCoffee | 12 andre anmeldelser | Aug 12, 2022 |


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