Inside Out

Inside Out

A Memoir

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"For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress—and, always, if she was simply good enough. As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman's at once ordinary and iconic life."--From publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 M821i
Characteristics: 262 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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NadiaHathor
Jan 13, 2020

Demi courageously and dynamically shared her truths, many of which would have caused others to obfuscate. This Memoir is not for those who are more interested in her career as an Actor since she only touches on those moments from the perspective of the overall flow of her Journey. This is about a Woman's path to herself and the beginning of self-mastery. What would have made this more potent for me is if she had divulged with more depth her climb out of despair and addiction and the beacons which served her Healing and Growth. I look forward to seeing her reclaim more of herself and perhaps sharing that with us as she matures more fully into her latent Power.

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5303
Dec 21, 2019

It was ok. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, But probably more substance. Although she reveals a lot of personal detail I found that I just didn’t connect to her or her story.

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lynnmolson
Nov 22, 2019

Whether you are a Demi Moore lover or hater, this is a great read and you will learn something about yourself!

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redtayres
Oct 31, 2019

Very, very readable and interesting but in the end I felt the author fell short of truly revealing something that to me was very important: What caused all 3 of her children to stop having anything to do with her for 4 years? How did that get resolved between them? I wanted to know and understand this; perhaps it was too raw and revealing for the author to talk about but the fact that she didn't go into detail on this really made me wonder just how much she was willing to truly reveal. Still, a good, fast, and entertaining read.

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petal2014
Oct 18, 2019

I never a big fan of Demi, but I do recall her days on GH. A very interesting life she has lead.

debwalker Sep 12, 2019

Childhood trauma shapes a life but does not define it. A survivor's story.

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Mama2017
Sep 27, 2019

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NadiaHathor
Jan 13, 2020

"HOW DID I get here? I got here because neither of my parents was old enough or wise enough to take care of my brother and me the way that all children are entitled to be cared for. They loved us. But they were not capable of putting our needs first. They did not know how to protect us from danger, and they put us in its way over and over again. I got here because I couldn't bear to face the question: "how does it feel to be whored by your mother for five hundred dollars?" I got here because I never dealt with all the rejection and scorn that came my way throughout my career. It would be too much of a reinforcement of a much deeper feeling inside me, that someday, somehow, there would be some kind of big powwow, at which everyone would concur: What the fuck is she doing here? She's not good enough. She's dirty. Get her out. Get her out. I got here because from day one I've been wondering, Is it okay that I'm here? And it was finally time for me to tell myself: yes." pgs. 245-248

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