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A Lotus Grows in the Mud Audiobook

A Lotus Grows in the Mud

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Publisher's Summary

Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites us to join her in a 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 effervescent humor, Goldie tells us about the lessons she's learned and the wisdom she feels she's been given in the hope of giving something back. Not a Hollywood "tell-all", A Lotus Grows in the Mud is a very personal look at moments private and powerful: her delight in her father's spirited spontaneity; the confidence instilled in her by her mother; the unexpected gifts of comfort from strangers many miles from home; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a lover, and a parent. This memoir is Goldie's chance to talk about everything from anger and fear to love, compassion, integrity, and friendship, to the importance of family and the challenges of show business.

Goldie writes about her younger self, the little girl who felt like an ugly duckling, and growing up in suburbia dreaming of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go dancing years in New York in the 60s, her phenomenal success on TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and then on to the world of Hollywood stardom and such memorable films as the Oscar-winning Cactus Flower, Swing Shift, and Private Benjamin.

A Lotus Grows in the Mud speaks of her relationship with her family: her partner, Kurt Russell; her children, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell, and her stepson, Boston Russell; her growing faith; her curiosity for that which she doesn't yet know; and her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and understanding. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.

©2005 Illume, LLC; (P)2005 Penguin Audio

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    Jayme Smith 07-13-17
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    "loved this book!"

    Goldie made me cry tears of joy, sadness and excitment! She tells such a beautiful story!

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    D. Hetrick 07-13-17
    D. Hetrick 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "a nice easy listen"

    as i listen to a lotus, i feel as though im sitting down with Goldie over coffee and shes tellingher "her story". it was an easy listen and left me wanting more

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    angela 05-21-17
    angela 05-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    one of the best books I've listened to so far. every mom should read it.

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    Whispers Mom 05-08-17
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    I like her so I listen to the book. But it was only so-so and a little bit too dramatically read

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    Carol Encino, CA, United States 04-16-12
    Carol Encino, CA, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2017
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    I really enjoyed this book. Goldie tells her story in a fun, light, yet meaningful way. She sprinkles tidbits of wisdom in, but not so much that it comes off preachy. Having grown up watching her on Laugh In, this was a captivating nostalgic listen.

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    Carol H. 04-16-12
    Carol H. 04-16-12 Member Since 2017
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    I really enjoyed this book. Goldie tells her story in a fun, light, yet meaningful way. She sprinkles tidbits of wisdom in, but not so much that it comes off preachy. Having grown up watching her on Laugh In, this was a captivating nostalgic listen.

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    Sheree Fort Atkinson, WI, United States 02-07-12
    Sheree Fort Atkinson, WI, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Goldie shares the wisdom she has gained"

    Goldie is wonderful. If you even kind of like her, you will love her book. She tells things as she saw it in her life and explains what she learned from the experience. I loved listening to her book and hope that others enjoy it as well.

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    Peggy Golden, CO, United States 01-02-12
    Peggy Golden, CO, United States 01-02-12
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    "Adorable Insightful Goldie"
    What made the experience of listening to A Lotus Grows in the Mud the most enjoyable?

    It is beautifully produced with Goldie narrating in her soft yet silly and sophisticated voice that has always made me smile and feel warm inside. Musical interludes are a special icing on the cake that make it a true delight to listen to.


    What other book might you compare A Lotus Grows in the Mud to and why?

    None come to mind right off.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was no favorite, I enjoyed the whole ride.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...I think I could have but I enjoyed savoring it.


    Any additional comments?

    Goldie Hawn is so light and delightful and exudes of passionate heart. Such a lovely inspiration. This book opened my eyes to the work she is doing now through the Hawn Foundation which I think is simply fantastic!! Thank you Goldie for being an inspiration.

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    David PEORIA, ARIZONA, United States 09-20-11
    David PEORIA, ARIZONA, United States 09-20-11
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    "I Fell In Love With Goldie"

    Aside from a few flicks here and there I had no idea who Goldie Hawn was before I read this book. I just knew I have always been a fan of her movies. She is a dynamic individual who faught hard for her place in Hollywood. And frankly I had no idea what a really big success she is till I listened to this book.

    This book gets so incredibly deep and revealing. Goldie really shares her true self in this book. Some of the intimite details of the events of her life were painted so vividly. And her voice is so sweet and soothing. From this AudioBook I really got a feeling for who she is as a person and it made me respect her so much for all she has been through and triumphed through. She has such a strong spirit and a heart of Gold ... just like her name, Goldie.

    I truly did fall in love with Goldie Hawn when listening to this AudioBook.

    I highly recommend this AudioBook.

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    Stefanie College Station, TX, United States 11-07-10
    Stefanie College Station, TX, United States 11-07-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!!"

    I loved listening to Goldie Hawn read her book. Her voice is soothing, and exudes an easy happiness even during the troubled times in her past. I've never realized how amazing a woman she is, with quiet strength and courage. I absolutely loved the memoir!!

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