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  • Goldie

  • A Lotus Grows in the Mud
  • By: Goldie Hawn
  • Narrated by: Goldie Hawn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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By: Goldie Hawn
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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

Critic reviews

"Goldie Hawn's personal look at an unusual journey to stardom...Fans will enjoy getting to know [Goldie] in this frank, reflective memoir.” (BookPage)

“Positively overflows with spiritual enlightenment.” (Publishers Weekly)

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A testament to life and living joyfully 

What a beautiful connection to a wonderful human. Goldie Hawn's story is touching and completely relatable. As you hear more, it is so filled with deep, wisdom, deep, simple, wisdom and joy. One of the best books I know, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to hear Goldie Hawn read her own words, ever so wonderfully.

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Exactly what I needed to hear

Goldie has reminded me to trust in life and find my passion. Such an inspiring and uplifting read.

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Wow

What a beautiful book! I was aware of this book for several months but felt drawn to it after the death of my dad recently. It filled me with peace. I am so glad I listened to it. It will become one of the books I listen to again and again. Goldie's narration is soothing and I love the occasional calming music. Thank you.

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A Gentle listen

A lovely listen.Goldies voice is so warm and engaging .Worth a listen if you are feeling stressed or addled

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Exhumes positive news

Loved the empathy of Goldie seeing her life through the mirrors of her people in her reality

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Amazing! Beautiful book.

This autobiography is full of wisdom and joy. Makes you want to be a better person. Goldie is an earth angel! Xxx

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Fabulous listen

One of my favourite books I have listened too. Tender, caring sweet lady Goldie Hawn is. Brings joy to your inner soul. Highly recommend this book sit back and enjoy every word.

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A book that lifts my spirits

Loved this book when I read it years back and loved it even more on audible.

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Wished it was Longer

Loved it. Goldie Hawn is a truly beautiful human . I learnt so much more about Goldie after reading this book

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So beautiful and honest to hear

Goldie dips us into important experiences of her life giving us a view into real events and their impacts to her and how she managed or not. Really open and easy to listen too even with difficult subject matters. Was great to hear.

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