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Inside Out Inside Out by Demi Moore is a 2019 Harper publication A compelling and revealing memoirI waffled back and forth on this one Initially, I talked myself out of reading it, then changed my mind when I saw it had generated a little buzz and I noticed most of the reviews were positive Curiosity got the better of me and so I borrowed it from the library However, the audio version was available on Scribd and I ended up listening to the book instead I ve never been a fan of movie, or TV stars, in Inside Out by Demi Moore is a 2019 Harper publication A compelling and revealing memoirI waffled back and forth on this one Initially, I talked myself out of reading it, then changed my mind when I saw it had generated a little buzz and I noticed most of the reviews were positive Curiosity got the better of me and so I borrowed it from the library However, the audio version was available on Scribd and I ended up listening to the book instead I ve never been a fan of movie, or TV stars, in the same way I am with musicians or authors I liked many of the movies Demi starred in Ghost being my very favorite of all her roles I think she is a good actress, but I wouldn t call myself a fan, necessarily Naturally, I was aware she was controversial at times, that she had married and divorced Bruce Willis, and then married Ashton Kutcher a relationship that came under a great deal of scrutiny in the tabloids In other words, I knew the simple basics and that s about it Much of the information regarding her childhood and upbringing was news to me I didn t even know she had once had a role on a popular soap opera early in her career Before long, Demi had captured my rapt attention as I digested all this information Her narration is top notch Occasionally, in the beginning of the book she did speak a little too rapidly, as though she were in a hurry to finish the task However, as the book progressed, she found a rhythm and her inflections were sincere and very believable When it comes to celebrity memoirs I feel a littlejustified in expressing my personal opinion about the author, since after all, this is not a biography, written by a third party or without authorization Some of my impressions are I m not a psychologist, but I did see patterns in Demi s life I don t know what the official word might be, but she did seem to have a predisposition towards addiction Alcohol, drugs, food, shopping she seemed to replace one addiction with another Like most of us, Demi has made some questionable choices, personally and professionally She has been the object of criticism from all sides on occasion While this book is her opportunity to tell her side of the story, I thought she held her resentments in check for the most part.While some celebrities mentioned in the book felt compelled to set the record straight on mostly minor things and some may have felt compelled to defend themselves but ultimately took the high road I thought Demi did a good job in telling her life story She was hard on some people, sometimes understandably, sometimes not, but she was also forgiving She didn t sugarcoat her foibles and owned her own s t Overall, this memoir is very well done Demi has pulled herself up out of some dark placesthan once and appears to be in a good place right now Often times, a memoir will lesson my opinion of someone, but in this case the opposite was true 4 stars My reviews can also be seen at Stars I ve enjoyed many of the movies that Demi Moore has starred in I ve read the tabloid stories and wondered how much of what I read was true It was nice that the information was coming straight from Demi Of course, there are always other sides to almost every story But overall, I didn t feel like Demi trashed anyone She just told her truth This was a deeply personal look at Demi s life and career A childhood My reviews can also be seen at Stars I ve enjoyed many of the movies that Demi Moore has starred in I ve read the tabloid stories and wondered how much of what I read was true It was nice that the information was coming straight from Demi Of course, there are always other sides to almost every story But overall, I didn t feel like Demi trashed anyone She just told her truth This was a deeply personal look at Demi s life and career A childhood filled with trauma leading to insecurities and abandonment issues Even as her career grew she battled issues like addiction and low self esteem Money and fame really can t buy happiness I was especially gripped by the last few chapters I was honestly in tears and find myself tearing up even now as I remember some of the things she shared But Demi survived And by all accounts, it seems like she s now thriving I think this is one of my favorite memoirs and I m glad I made the choice to listen to the audiobook I loved that it was narrated by Demi Highly recommended Demi Moore s memoir Inside Out details the life of the well know actress from her rocky childhood into adulthood with a successful career, her high profile relationships, and numerous battles she dealt with family issues, body image issues, addictions, and self worth Now in her mid 50s, Demi reflects on the experiences that have shaped her as a person It s somewhat surprising how successful Demi s acting career was considering how much her parents well, to be blunt, sucked It s hard for me t Demi Moore s memoir Inside Out details the life of the well know actress from her rocky childhood into adulthood with a successful career, her high profile relationships, and numerous battles she dealt with family issues, body image issues, addictions, and self worth Now in her mid 50s, Demi reflects on the experiences that have shaped her as a person It s somewhat surprising how successful Demi s acting career was considering how much her parents well, to be blunt, sucked It s hard for me to feel sympathy toward people who choose not to help themselves when it s obvious they need it, particularly when there s little to no regard for two kids or their well being I was definitely getting The Glass Castle vibes in parts of Inside Out Demi also details some of her experiences working on several movies and other projects she s been involved with over the years Though I was really young when a lot of them were hits, I found these parts of the story interesting She discusses her relationships, most notably with Bruce Willis, the father of her three daughters, and then Ashton Kutcher With so much toxicity in today s world, it s nice to see Demi and Bruce were, for the most part, able to maintain a strong family unit and co parent well together after they split Though I definitely don t agree with all of her decisions, Demi has overcome a lot and I appreciate the honesty she shares in Inside Out I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Demi herself, which I would recommend Periodically I find and listen to celebrity memoirs I like the audiobooks because generally the author narrates it and the book feels gossipy, funny, heartfelt The books are also slightly voyeuristic, and if the author shares little moments, vignettes, which allow the reader to feel they are friends sitting together over coffee sharing life experiences.Rob Lowe, for instance, has two books which made me smile throughout I felt like I remembered the stories I felt like they were something we Periodically I find and listen to celebrity memoirs I like the audiobooks because generally the author narrates it and the book feels gossipy, funny, heartfelt The books are also slightly voyeuristic, and if the author shares little moments, vignettes, which allow the reader to feel they are friends sitting together over coffee sharing life experiences.Rob Lowe, for instance, has two books which made me smile throughout I felt like I remembered the stories I felt like they were something we shared And Portia de Rossi shared a tough, smart story of her eating disorder which allowed me to develop a compassion for her that wasn t previously there So I was hoping that this book would be similar, but I was a bit disappointed.The pros Moore s memoir deals with childhood trauma and it s aftermath very well She is open and truthful She exposes the issues of her birth family which were mostly caused by alcoholism and abuse She shares the way these issues made her feel worthless and how hard it was during her life to escape the fear that came from her background In this way it wassimilar to de Rossi s book.The cons When the book gets to the part of her life the 1980s when she was most famous I felt it failed It didn t feel gossipy in a light hearted and fun way, but rather it felt gossipy and mean spirited or selfish There were a couple moments in particular that I hated One of those is this she brought up a sexual relationship with Jon Cryer which was quite selfish in nature She stated that she took his virginity which he says isn t true, but that doesn t matter To me, this is an invasion of his privacy It isn t her story to tell True or not, he gets to tell the story of his own sex life The story even came off as a bit mean girlish, as though she was the hot girl and he wasn t the hot guy, so of course he was a virgin and he was lucky to have her It just didn t feel positive.And then there was her discussion of Ashton Kutcher I realize that the end of their marriage was one of thedifficult periods of her life and that there may be some resentment And honestly her discussion of infidelity didn t bother me at all But there was a scene where she blamed him for the fact that she chose to drink alcohol again after being clean and sober This really bothered me It is not responsible to put that burden on any other human being I understand that we can trigger one another and that is especially true in close relationships However, it is important that we take ownership of our own failings, weaknesses, addictionsThe book closes in a positive way, where she discusses her personal growth and shares the closeness she has with her daughters But it came too quickly She failed to show the steps that she took to repair her life They were touched on, glossed over it makes it look like it came easily And if your book is about how hard childhood trauma is but that it is recoverable, then I believe the most important aspect of the book is to show how it happened for you That element should have the most pages dedicated to it I really enjoyed listening to Demi s memoir It was nostalgic for me having had the pleasure of watching her career unfold as I grew up I listened to this straight through, I couldn t put it down. 3.5 starsI wouldn t necessarily say I m a Demi Moore fan, but I did walk away from this book with some newfound respect Despite the millions in the bank and stunning good looks, she hasn t had the easiest life She shares a lot of her struggles in this memoir and I m sure putting yourself out there like that is difficult Demi might not appear in as many blockbuster movies as she did at the height of her fame, but she certainly still has A list fame recognition There was a lot of press for thi 3.5 starsI wouldn t necessarily say I m a Demi Moore fan, but I did walk away from this book with some newfound respect Despite the millions in the bank and stunning good looks, she hasn t had the easiest life She shares a lot of her struggles in this memoir and I m sure putting yourself out there like that is difficult Demi might not appear in as many blockbuster movies as she did at the height of her fame, but she certainly still has A list fame recognition There was a lot of press for this memoir and so I assumed I had heard all of the juicy gossip bits ahead of time However this book had a few stories that even I, a self proclaimed pop culture junkie, had never heard including how 16 year old Demi had dinner with Roman Polanski a few days before he fled the U.S after being convicted of raping a 13 year old girl And on a much lighter note how the heck did I never know she and Bruce Willis were friends with John Goodman Survivor is a good word to describe Demi She had a pretty messed up childhood, has been thru 3 divorces, has experienced both box office successes and disappointments, has had periods of estrangement from different family members, and battled addiction And yet, she s still standing She seems to be in a pretty good place right now and I would imagine writing this memoir proved to be a cathartic experience For the most part I think she did open up about her life and to me it didn t feel like she was doing so to assign blame or anything In my opinion she didn t demonize her ex husbands but instead showed some of the good and bad parts of their time spent together Now I do think though she was fairly vague about some of the things that might have led to her daughters and Bruce not speaking to her for a few years That s really the only instance in which I felt there wasto the story that she wasn t willing to share I am left with the impression she is trying to be the best version of herself she can be, and at the end of the day, isn t that the best any of us can do Definitely recommend if you enjoy reading celebrity memoirs It was a fascinating read as it felt like you got an inside look into the life of a Hollywood star and also just regular ol Demi, the woman who is pretty content living in Idaho A wonderfully honest book, throwing it all out there So much has happened to this woman and yet she is still strong and hopeful This is an inspiring story from a woman that I can t admire. Famed American Actress Demi Moore At Last Tells Her Own Story In A Surprisingly Intimate And Emotionally Charged MemoirFor 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 HeadlinesEven 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 EnoughAs 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 Is this lifeI wonderedBecause if this is it, I m done I don t know what I m doing here Demi Moore s bio opens with her having a dark night of the soul A very dark night With her 50th birthday approaching, her personal and professional life in disarray, Demi ponders how she got to this point.None of her three beloved daughters are speaking to her She has two divorces under her belt Her health is playing up It seems that everything and everyone is conspiring against her, and she wondeIs this lifeI wonderedBecause if this is it, I m done I don t know what I m doing here Demi Moore s bio opens with her having a dark night of the soul A very dark night With her 50th birthday approaching, her personal and professional life in disarray, Demi ponders how she got to this point.None of her three beloved daughters are speaking to her She has two divorces under her belt Her health is playing up It seems that everything and everyone is conspiring against her, and she wonders why she struggled so hard to end up somewhere which was so far removed from where she wanted to be in her life.I had no idea that Demi s early years were so tumultuous and fractured It was certainly an unconventional and chaotic childhood, with parents that lived on the thrill of the high drama of their love hate relationship Constantly on the move to escape problems Never settled Jumping from one set of issues to the next.I m sure this constant angst and doubt about her self worth and never quite belonging anywhere helped Demi hone her acting skills from an early age Being the new girl at school repeatedly from repeated moves, Demi had to rely on her instinct to work out how best to fit in To be the chameleon who could blend seamlessly into her surroundings.This is something she carried well into adulthood Always the need to be someone else, to put on a face for what she expected other people wanted to see It s a tough habit to undo To truly be free to be yourselfWhat did I need to do to be accepted Was it best to stand out or blend in It would be decades before it occurred to me that I could be whoever I truly am, not the person I guessed other people wanted to see I think she s gorgeous There are so many of her movies which I saw at the cinema This book shows that no matter how beautiful, rich, thin, talented you name it you are, most people still suffer from human frailty They hurt And they medicate their insecurities in various ways Drink, drugs, dieting Fame fortune don t necessarily make someone immune from the hurts of life If anything it quite possibly compounds them, as their lives are lived under a microscope Back when Demi started her career the press paparazzi, and now social media, are there to document every single beautiful and ugly moment.What appears to be a charmed life from the outside looking in, could instead be a goldfish bowlsounds like the perfect life But as I would soon find out, if you carry a well of shame and unresolved trauma inside of you, no amount of money, no measure of success or celebrity, can fill itI admired the honesty throughout this book as Demi shared her story At times her truth was brutal The weight, sobriety, trust, promiscuity issues Her extremely difficult and upsetting relationship with her mother, which only healed after she passed Demi s thoughts on spirituality and the Universe as she started to sober up were insightful I get it The need to hand things over to a greater power.The Epilogue is particularly touching I get the sense that Demi is finally in a comfortable space Both in her body and in her place in the world Just as the book opens with her questioning her life, the ending has her pondering and accepting it The good, the bad, the highs and lows The people she has loved and the people she is yet to love.And the Acknowledgements section is beautiful She gives her heartfelt thanks to people who mean the world to her It s extremely touching and often humorous.For me Demi ends the book on a positive note There is still so much joy to look forward to There is a sense of serenity I wish her wellI belong Here, in myself, in this house, on this planet But we all suffer, and we all triumph, and we all get to choose how we hold both Because I have to read celebrity memoirs for my job, I tend not to enjoy them as much as I would with other genres, but Demi Moore held back nothing, and it was well worth the read She details everything from her tumultuous relationships with her mother and father, her past drug addictions, her relationships and everything in between I normally skim these, but I was very interested in all the stories she had to But we all suffer, and we all triumph, and we all get to choose how we hold both Because I have to read celebrity memoirs for my job, I tend not to enjoy them as much as I would with other genres, but Demi Moore held back nothing, and it was well worth the read She details everything from her tumultuous relationships with her mother and father, her past drug addictions, her relationships and everything in between I normally skim these, but I was very interested in all the stories she had to tell It s very sad, but by the end it was definitely uplifting Highly recommend if you re into memoirs


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