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Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother Unleashes Revealing Tell-All in New ‘Momoir’


Bombshell book details the Hollywood star’s early childhood years, estrangement from her mother, and bizarre disappearance.

“All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed.

Second, it is violently opposed. 
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

German philosopher (1788-1860)




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Title: Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown: A True Story

Author: Bonnie Brown

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Media, LLC

ISBN: 978-1-7330025-7-8

Genres: Biography/Autobiography/

Celebrity Nonfiction/Memoir

Retail Price: $19.95

Format: Paperback, 41 B&W Photos

Trim: 5.5” x 8.5”

Pages: 190

Release Date: September 15, 2019

Distributed by: Shadow Mountain Media

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Long before "Jennifer Lawrence" landed the lead role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, she was a simple, humble young girl living in Grand Lake, Colorado. What happened to Jennifer and her family during her early teenage years is nothing short of heartbreaking. As the famous actress has continued to rack up accolades like her Oscar-winning performance in the Silver Linings Playbook, the world has been left to wonder what her childhood was like.

Until now.


What many don’t know about ‘J Law’ might shock them in this much-anticipated new book from the mother of Jennifer Lawrence, Bonnie Brown. In Brown’s illuminating new book, Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown: A “Momoir” of a Life Once Shared, readers will learn that:

  • Jennifer Shrader Lawrence’s birthname is actually “Molly Mackenzie Brown”.

  • The famous actress’ birthdate was changed to conceal her identity.  

  • Jennifer Lawrence mysteriously vanished in 2006 after her freshman year at Cordova High School in Tennessee.

  • Jennifer’s mother, Bonnie Brown, recovered from a life of alcoholism and abuse to become a mentor and public speaker.

Who better to tell the story of Jennifer Lawrence’s early childhood than her biological mother? Not only is Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown a tragic story of loss and redemption, it is also a fact-based account of the events that molded a young Jennifer Lawrence into the talented, revered actress she has become today.


A Tale of Love, Life, and Acceptance

Mothers and J Law fans alike will appreciate the challenges faced by Bonnie Brown as she describes the devastating loss of her husband to brain cancer followed by the alienation of her daughter, who has now become a household name among movie buffs. Think you know Jennifer Lawrence? You don’t, until you read Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown.

Discover the ingenious strategy Bonnie Brown used to locate her long, lost daughter through modern-day sleuthing, including a Social Security Number trace that proved the mother/daughter relationship. Read about what Jennifer Lawrence was like as a little girl as told by her mother herself, complete with photographs and documentation. Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown is an absolute must-read.

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The following excerpt is from
Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown


“Sorry, what?”

“Your daughter has changed her name.”

“Oh! She is alive!”

“Appears so.”

I stared at his computer screen.

“See, Molly Mackenzie Brown.” He held up her social security card. The numbers matched, exactly.

I sat back. “What does that mean? She changed her name? I just want her address.”

He adjusted his glasses. “Umm, I can’t give you her address. It’s against HIPPA rules, because she’s no longer a minor.” He leaned in. “I can tell you her new name . . .”

“Jennifer Shrader Lawrence.”

My heart stopped. What? . . . She had hated her school-friend Jennifer. She was using Kayla’s name? She had changed her birthday? I looked at Mom. Then back at the agent. “Are you absolutely positive she’s my daughter? And would you please tell your boss I need her address?”

I stood, frustrated and anxious. Jennifer Lawrence? Was this real?

“I must know the truth,” I insisted to him. “She’s been missing. My daughter is missing.”

“Not anymore.”

“Please, I beg you. Can you give me anything more? Where she is?”

“I suggest you hire a private investigator. Or look her up on the Internet.”

“I don’t have a computer,” I said, embarrassed.

“They have them at the library.”




Colorado native growing up in Southern California, Bonnie Brown has maintained her legacy in Grand Lake over 60 years. A former restaurateur, she served retired President Gerald R. Ford and his wife Betty Ford as their personal chef. At age 59 she returned to college to get her degree in Arts/Humanities. A survivor of alcoholism, abuse, and parental alienation she lives in the Pacific northwest and invests her life in other people through mentoring and public speaking. 

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