The book hits shelves Jan. 30, 2018

By Isabella Biedenharn
November 06, 2017 at 11:02 AM EST

Rose McGowan’s name has been a near-constant presence in the news since her allegations against Harvey Weinstein (along with those of many other stars) have helped embolden dozens of other women to come forward with their own allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the fallen mogul (which Weinstein has denied).

With Brave, a new memoir due out January 30, 2018, from HarperOne, McGowan will continue to take her narrative into her own hands. The cover, which features the actress getting her head shaved, was revealed Monday.


According to the book’s press release, Brave is both a memoir and a manifesto, and will chart McGowan’s rise as an activist “who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be brave.”

In the release, McGowan describes Hollywood as a “cult”: “My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another, the biggest cult of all: Hollywood,” she says. “Brave is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same.”

Brave is available for pre-order now.