Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on Inside Out A Memoir by Demi Moore. This was released on the 25th of September published by 4th Estate Books.
Inside Out A Memoir by Demi Moore
Release Date: 25th of September
Format: Audiobook Unabridged
Listening Length: 6 hours & 31 minutes
Narrator: Demi Moore
Genre: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: 4th Estate Books
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 openheartedness.
Inside Out is a story of survival, success and surrender – a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.
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I am a big fan of Demi Moore and was excited when this memoir was released. What I was not expecting, was an overwhelming sadness I would feel when I finished it. Not because it was over, but because of everything she has been through and had to overcome from childhood to present.
You see or hear things in the press which majority of the time you take with a grain of salt, but hearing about her childhood and her relationship with her mother from her own mouth and what she reveals is just heartbreaking. A complex relationship, that shaped the relationships that Demi has had in adulthood but also coming full circle to finding peace with her mother before her death from cancer.
“How does it feel to be whored by your mother for five hundred dollars?” It feels like you are an orphan.”
Demi is honest about her addiction to alcohol and what made her relapse after 20 years of sobriety, her addiction to her body image as well as her addiction to Ashton Kutcher, whom she believed was the greatest love of her life until infidelity intervened. She also touches on how after the breakup of this marriage, she hit rock bottom which resulted in the estrangement with her daughters for three years.
Demi also discusses her marriage to Bruce Willis and her relationship with him today, her most memorable movie roles and the peak of her fame as being the highest paid actress and the pressures that came along with that, as well as her three daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout.
Demi, doesn’t hold back in this memoir. Everything is laid bare and there are some shocking revelations. It is raw, honest, intense and in no way does she portray herself as a victim but of a survivor. Whether you are a fan of Demi or not is it well worth a read.
“We all suffer, and we all triumph, and we all get to choose how we hold both.”
It was an absolute pleasure to listen to and review Inside Out A Memoir which I highly recommend.
Demi Moore is an American actress. After making her film debut in 1981, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition as a member of the Brat Pack with roles in St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night.
Her starring role in Ghost, the highest-grossing film of that year, earned her a Golden Globe nomination. 1996, Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she received a then-unprecedented US$12.5 million salary.
Her personal life has been the subject of significant media coverage, particularly her marriages to actors Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher. She and Willis have three daughters together: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.
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