BRAVE - Rose McGowan


By Rose McGowan

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings



“One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...” —The New York Times Book Review

"BRAVE works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—The Boston Globe

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.

BRAVE is 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.

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


  • Bravery at its best

    By Haircat
    Rose you ARE an amazing woman thank you for writing this courageous book. The last few years have been eye opening for all of us, these men who show themselves to be something in-front of the camera then to be exposed for who they really are is long overdo. Stay well keep growing and thank you for being so honest💜
  • Amazing. Powerful. Inspirational.

    By AmandaMarieWC
    I finished this book, the same day i purchased it. Could not put it down!!!! This highly intelligent, beautiful soul, is a warrior.. & her story, YOU MUST READ!!

    By LOVEshante6
  • Important and Well Said

    By juliusa
    Thus is ultimately a frightening book that is highly important with a wonderfully stated message for not only women, but also men. One of the best memoirs I’ve read in all my years. She is BRAVE.
  • Powerful message

    By Angiepeace
    Love it
  • Wow!

    By Hayley James- Scott
    I’ve just finished Rose McGowan’s book, the audio version, and I’m glad I chose the audio version so that I could really hear her voice. Let’s hope that voice of hers can resonate and be so loud that men can hear it too! Even if it is not perfect, it is a must-read (or rather listen) in 2018 and given her life and bravery, Rose McGowan has a right to say whatever she wants the way she wants. Let’s be glad she uses her voice when we don’t. Let’s be brave too. Let’s support each other, us women. #Brave #RoseMcGowan #RoseArmy
  • Brave

    By JeanieCS
    You are truly a brave and one of a kind person, Rose. I truly hope a change is coming!!!
  • Thank god for your voice

    By AubCakes
    She is very brave woman. Thank god for her voice. We are sick of men and the way they think they can use us.
  • Lol

    By Jon21144
    Why would anyone read this? She's a narcissist lunatic.