This is one of those books that I shove at everyone I meet telling them they need to read it.
Rose spoke with so much love and honesty, and I love how she peeled back the face of Hollywood and ripped into people that deserved it and told her own story without embellishment. There was so much content to sift through and feel and the one thing that stuck out to me (and I’m sure a lot of people) was about her trauma with Harvey Weinstein and the aftermath of dealing with that and how she move forward.
Mostly with help from others and also with now trying to take him down. Which is commendable as fuck.
What I remember from reading this is that people blamed Marilyn Manson for her dark turn, etc etc. And piecing things together with what she’s said about him (that he was kind and helped her through her darkest time) and from reading things on-line about their relationship and painting that picture in my head, their past relationship feels lovely and I’m very glad she had someone there who was kind and helped her.
If you remember, I also read Marilyn Mansons book, which was jarring but interesting. So to read those two books within the same year and have them talk about each other and things that happened, once you know about the trauma then it all is like a very big “Ohhhhh this all makes sense.” moment.
I just love her. I always have.
She tells it like it is.
And it’s dark.
I wanted to hug her and cry with her and fight with her.
I still do.
She’s a smart and brilliant human who deserves more than she ever got.
I loved her story-telling, she really brings you into her heart and the moment.
And it hurts. It all fucking hurts.