A Lotus Grows in the Mud

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In A Lotus Grows in the Mud, Goldie Hawn takes us on an inspiring odyssey and, with her trademark effervescent humour, reveals the lessons she's learned and the wisdom she's gained along the way. This is her chance to talk about everything from anger and fear, to love, compassion, friendship and the many challenges she's faced in her career.First recalling her early days as the little girl who longed to be a ballerina but felt like an ugly duckling, Goldie then takes us on a whirlwind tour through her go-go dancing years in 1960s New York and her phenomenal success on TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in. She recalls the early days of Hollywood stardom and her extraordinary experiences in films such as the Oscar-winning Cactus Flower, Swing Shift, and Private Benjamin. Goldie also speaks about her relationship with her family - partner Kurt Russell, her children Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and her stepson Boston.Written with compassion and integrity, A Lotus Grows in the Mud is an insightful and inspiring look back at a life well lived by a woman well loved.'Remarkable...Goldie Hawn tells the story of her life with self-deprecating wit and real emotional honesty' Daily Mail

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About the author (2006)

Academy award-winner Goldie Hawn is one of the screen's most loved and respected actresses. Her memorable performances on tv shows such as Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in - and in films such as Cactus Flower, Swing Shift and Private Benjamin have endeared her to audiences around the world. Today she is actively producing her own projects for film and tv. She lives in Vancouver, LA and New York with her partner Kurt Russell.

Wendy Holden was born in London, England in 1961. She was a reporter for eighteen years and worked for the London Daily Telegraph for the last ten of those years. She has written over fifteen non-fiction books including Tomorrow to the Brave, Behind Enemy Lines, Till the Sun Grows Cold, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, and Memories Are Made of This. She has also written the novelizations of the movies The Full Monty and Waking Ned. Her first novel, The Sense of Paper, was written using the name Taylor Holden.

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