A Lotus Grows in the Mud (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
26 Reviews
With her trademark effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her fatherís spontaneity; her motherís 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 TVís Rowan & Martinís 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 doesnít 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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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I do not really care to hear about the private lives of most Hollywood celebrities. However, I do like biographies about how people worked hard, overcame their mistakes, and succeeded--and that is ... Read full review

Review: A Lotus Grows in the Mud

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It "sounds" just like Goldie and she has such wisdom! I also loved that the book isn't just a ramble on what she did first and then next, etc. Rather it almost reads like short stories, each of which has a truth Goldie held on to and now shares with her readers. Read full review

Contents

wonder
fathers and daughters
prayer
embracing strangers

first steps
compassion
fear
first love
integrity
lifes purpose
trusting men
courage
choices
success
altered states
laugter
lifes rewards
sisters
grief
fate
lefthand turns
power
keeping the fame
faith
removing obstacles
going back
death
oxygen
empty nest
smile
lotus
mothers and daughters
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