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A Goldie: A Lotus Grows in the Mud

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Goldie Hawn

Narrated By: Goldie Hawn

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: February 2005

Duration: 5 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Stacey Soibelman

    I really love hearing her story told in her voice. Great to get the background on her actor children and her long unmarried life with Kurt R. Looking back on her life she was truly a blessed woman. I even learned insights from her!

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely loved this book. I am a big Goldie fan, and the fact that she read it made it doubly good. She is not the blond air head that everyone thought she was. She is quite a spiritual, psychological, thinking kind of person.

  • Anonymous

    If you like Goldie Hawn, you'll love her book. It's thoughtful, philosophical and delightful. Through her book, you learn the progression of her career and personal life with life lessons. The book was made all the better by hearing it in her voice.

  • Anonymous

    I laughed. I cried. I contemplated life. I thought this was a wonderful book. Honest and entertaining. Joyful and sad. It was like stepping into Goldie Hawn's life and living her episodes with her. I've always thought she was a lovely person, and now I know that is really true. Those who are fortunate enough to call her a friend are incredibly lucky. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

  • Janine Kearns

    Loved it! It was great spending a week with Goldie. Listening to the CD was like having her speaking to me in my car. It was a wonderful transition between work and home. Thanks for sharing Goldie!

  • Anonymous

    I thought the book was good and enjoyed the fact that it was read by the author. She shows deep insight at times, and light comedy in others. A worthwhile read if you are a fan.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book and the fact that it was read by the author made it even more enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

  • Anonymous

    If you're looking for jucy hollywod gossip, look elsewhere. This was a delightful telling of growth from a bright, funny and endearing hollywood lady who's presence just makes you smile. Here is the everyday person, not the hollywood glitz. It is refreshing to know that real love & family values still work. The emotion in her narration painted pictures in my mind. As I listened I could see each character as the scene played out. I laughed, I cried, I cheered. Thoroughly enjoyable.