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By: Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn is a born storyteller. In this candid and insightful book, she invites us to join her in a look back at the people, places and events that have shaped her life. It is the journey of a heart in search of enlightenment.

With her trademark effervescent humour, Goldie tells us about the lessons she's learned and the wisdom she feels she's been given. Not a Hollywood 'tell-all', A Lotus Grows in the Mud is rather a very personal reflection on one woman's life: Goldie's 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 is Goldie's chance to talk about everything from anger and fear to love, compassion, integrity, friendship, 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 through her go-go dancing years in 1960s New York, her phenomenal success on TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in, and then to the world of Hollywood stardom and her extraordinary experiences in films like the Oscar-winning Cactus Flower, Swing Shift, and Private Benjamin. In A Lotus Grows in the Mud Goldie speaks of her relationship with her family - partner Kurt Russell, her children Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and her stepson Boston - her growing faith, her curiosity about the future, 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.