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  • 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 (45 ratings)

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Goldie

By: Goldie Hawn
Narrated by: Goldie Hawn
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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

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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You can feel who Goldie Hawn truly is throughout this lovely life story

Full of truth and wisdom for life. A wonderful listening experience. Thank you Goldie Hawn.

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Goldie

Absolutely enjoyed Goldie inspirational, heartwarming didn’t want it to finished!
She is one of my all time favorite actresses 🥰

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What a beautiful soul Goldie is!!

I very much enjoyed listening to every story and especially loved the delightful and meaningful little snippets of wisdom at the end of each story. Beautifully done and so inspiring. Love the fact that Goldie narrated this herself as it really brought it to life.

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A Beautiful Book

One of my absolute all time favourites. Beautifully narrated by Goldie and filled with pearls of wisdom. This is a book I will re- read many times to remind myself of life's beauties. Thankyou Goldie.

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Love Love Loved

Love Love Loved this journey straight from the heart and soul of Goldie Hawn
Thank you for sharing Goldie
Love and light xx

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Fun and joyous

Love Goldie, her stories and philosophical approach to life. Well worth the listen. Brings hope and joy. Thank you xxx

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Inspiring

Thank you Goldie, for sharing some very intimate parts of your life with your readers

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Goldie at her best

I love listening to goldie share the ups and downs of her life with us

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