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Inside Out

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,668 ratings  ·  429 reviews
Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.

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 Ho
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Harper
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Laura Peden
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible, audiobooks
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.
Kelly ...
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
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 s
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Mandy White
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 more.
Lindsey
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“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
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Dee Montoya
FIVE +++++MAGNIFICENT STARS**********




It's been a while since a read a memoir that I couldn't put down. Demi Moore's story is so fascinating, provocative, and honest. She holds nothing back while sharing her life with us readers inside the pages of her book. This story goes to show how us, as public we are always thinking that because celebrities have money and fame that all that automatically transl
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Tammy
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Demi Moore since watching her as Jacki Templeton on General Hospital. A great memoir that I read in one sitting!
Patti Honan
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m not sure why I chose to read this book.....I’ve never really had an opinion about her one way or another. I still don’t but what I do have is a lot of respect for this woman. She has had a very hard, sad life. It is a glaring reminder to me that you never know the battles other people are facing. Often times the ones who seem to have it the most together are really the ones who are struggling just to survive.
Claudia
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book, I loved reading about her time with Bruce and her three beautiful daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. I also loved hearing about how they got their names. I really enjoyed reading about the history of some of her well known and well loved films. It was unsettling to read about the trauma she experienced in childhood and beyond. Although I have to be honest at points in this book it felt as if she was airing some dirty laundry and in addition that, at some points ...more
Meridee Thompson
I believe this book is an effort to exonerate the past that Demi Moore feels was misunderstood by her public. (what public?) She probably needed the money as it is poorly edited which means it's a quickly put together book born of some reflection and a lot of haste. It seems like she hated writing about the past with her parents as much as I did reading it. She did get the worst mother in the world. Her dad wasn't that much better from the sounds of it. Both narcissistic individuals. She suffer ...more
Amanda Lawford
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a mild interest in Demi Moore as she was a mega star as I was growing up. I’m certainly no hardcore fan, but I’m enjoying being older, and having memoirs be released about celebrities I actually know.

It’s so interesting to find out about the person behind the camera. I found her story to be captivating and insightful, and I even learned a little bit about myself. I have come across a few snippets of news with criticisms of this book, and I quickly moved on. I’m not interested in the tabl
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Jean Marie Angelo
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is a step in Twelve Step recovery — the 4th step — that asks that we take a "searching and fearless moral inventory," of ourselves. Demi Moore got sober in the mid-1980s, but never spoke very publicly about it. There were hints, always, in interviews she gave. She told one reporter she was currently reading, The Sermon on the Mount, a book that every 12-step recovery person would know. It was a foundational book by Emmett Fox and widely read by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the ...more
Dylan
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding, heartfelt autobiography of one of the most successful actresses of our time. Filled with stories I did not know about, and about how hard her life has been. But through it is a story about a woman who had no idea of who she was and how she found it.

Demi writes from the heart leaving no stone unturned no matter how hard it affected her. A look into her two high profile marriages, the love she has for her daughters, even some BTS stories of some of the films she worked on.

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Susan
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartbreaking book and I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. When I first saw Demi Moore in St Elmo's Fire I never would have thought that beautiful girl was so troubled and full of self-loathing and insecurities that she already had started self-medicating and was on her way to addiction problems. And then to find out that she has felt that way her entire life was so sad. She didn't have the easiest of childhoods and definitely drew the short straw for parents but she s ...more
Beth McCraw
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scribd
Really honest, and I admire this woman. I think she gets a really bad rap, which is unfortunate. She’s overcome a lot!
Phyllis A Scheper
Sep 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a waste of time and money!

I had a similar childhood BUT that is where it stopped. I grew up and had a family doing for them what was not done for me. Get over yourself!! The past is the past. We leave it there and live our life and we make our own mistakes but we don't whine about them
Gina *loves sunshine*
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook, memoir
I was raised up in the 80's & 90's so I can't help but put Demi Moore in that iconic celeb category. Known for some big movies and being married to Bruce and Ashton - she certainly had a media covered life....poor gal!!! I do love when these people get a chance to tell their story...instead of what is bombarded in the media. Just like Demi says in this book - every tabloid story is a little bit truth but a lot wrong!

The Audiobook was narrated by Demi...another thing I love about
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Anthony
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Just finished it. Wow. Most boring book I’ve ever read thru entirely. I kept waiting for her to take responsibility for anything at all. Nothing was her fault, apparently. At no point did she make a mistake that was entirely her fault. Wait, sorry. Yes. Taking Jon Cryer’s virginity. She apologized to him for that. Why was that blameworthy? She doesn’t explain

I’m ok with Hollywood stars writing self-serving autobiographies with glaring omissions but at least make them juicy. This book reads like
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Liz
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I feel like this memoir is pretty honest from Ms Moore’s POV - meaning she doesn’t hold back on unpleasant revelations and seems open about trying to learn and do better as her life continues. I’ve also got significant sympathy and respect for those who survive difficult childhoods to reach stability and those who succeed in overcoming addictions. Inside Out also has good writing mechanics a lot of autobiographies have which makes it a more pleasant read and the subject matter is interesting. ...more
Katherine
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can’t think of another movie star memoir that deals with childhood trauma and it’s aftermath as well as this book does. Demi Moore’s memoir, written with the always brilliant Ariel Levy, details her chaotic and neglectful childhood being moved from town to town by her alcoholic, grifting parents and the feelings of worthlessness and fear she was left with.

The echoes of her childhood abuse carry throughout her life even as she appears to have hit the lottery: personal fame, wealth, movie star
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Sarah
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I support women speaking their truth, but Demi takes no responsibility for her life and blames everyone from her mother to her children for her issues without any true reflection on herself. This is a poorly written and hollow story that could have been so much more.
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This was such an anticipation read for me as I was in my teens when Demi Moore was the biggest star in Hollywood. I loved Demo Moore. This somehow made me like her less which is was as I wanted to like her more. I watched an interview with her on Ellen and ordered the book immediately. Don’t get me wrong her childhood was a mess. She suffered emotional neglect, abuse and a traumatic sexual assault. However her later experiences when she was famous did leave me with a bad taste in my mouth. I tot ...more
Carrie
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"My story is mine alone; I'm the only one who was there for all fo it, and I decided to claim the power to tell it on my own terms."

That part at the end. On my own terms. I understand this was suppose to be empowering. But I have to admit, as I read her book I kept thinking I wonder what the truth really is. The negative things that happened to her were focused on whereas her negative behaviors were glossed over and rationalized. Or worse yet, blamed on others. I would be curious abo
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Stephanie Pennington
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this memoir of Demi Moore! I love pop culture and her movies, but didn’t know much about her except what I remember seeing in the tabloids. I feel like she was very honest opening up about past relationships and her flaws without the blame of others! Now I want to go back and watch her old movies!
Lora Temelkova
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well written memoir. i enjoyed it very much on a calm Sunday. It was intriguing to take a look at her life with it's ups and downs. It really speaks on how trauma, early trauma can affect someone and how to work with it to create a different view, and an understanding of oneself. I do recommend it.
Andrea
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
I couldn’t connect; felt she was explaining tabloid issues from her past.

I’m not sure what I was expecting but seemed things just happened to her - bad parents, childhood, movie roles, criticism, family life, husbands. I either didn’t get a full enough picture or she is someone I simply don’t root for as a person/protagonist. She came across like Holden Caulfield - she was put upon by her mother, husbands, movie folks and the press.
Melanie Moxon
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Very quick read!
Demi shared lots of facts but I found her story to be telling lots and not showing enough!
Interesting to learn about her life and her marriages!
I was a little disappointed as it seemed a little un emotional.
Amanda Agulnick
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Read this book in 5 hrs, save your money all
The juicy info was already on all the talkshows this week.
Lisa
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: staff-pick
It's really amazing that she turned out as normal as she did considering her upbringing. Anyway after reading this book I know now that Ashton, not Bruce was the love of her life. His betrayal in the tabloids hurt her more than maybe her mother whoring and selling her out.
I hope she finds her happy ending.
Teena in Toronto
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm wouldn't say that I'm a fan of Demi Moore's but I don't dislike her. I like reading bios/autobios and thought I'd check it out.

Demi was born in 1962 in New Mexico. Her parents were young and not overly stable ... definitely not ready for marriage and children. They moved around a lot, with her father looking for the next adventure and dodging bill collectors. Her parents eventually split up when she was in her teens, both with alcohol issues. Her father committed suicide and her
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Abhishek
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
"The only way out is in" she quotes in her epilogue, which strangely is what I also felt in the middle of the book where I was strangely stuck and just out of compulsion had to complete it. The compulsion here is not meant in a "good thriller/suspense" kind of a way, it's more like, "I've committed so many hours to this now that I have to finish it" types

I can imagine it must have taken a lot of courage for Demi to put herself in a such a vulnerable position by putting out her life's
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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 ...more
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