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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  18,387 ratings  ·  2,151 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 spotlightor the headlines.

Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Harper
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Elyse  Walters
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Overdrive Public Library by Demi Moore

Demi Moore talked rapidly. The hastiness and hurriedness in her voice, often felt as chaotic and stressful as the stories she told about her life.

Over and over we hear phrases from Demi saying....
She felt rejection...
She felt abandoned...
Didnt feel confident...
Felt intimidated...
She felt insecure...
Family members were critical of her
Her mother acted more like a bratty sister to her than a mother.
She had less experience than others...
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Inside Out by Demi Moore is a 2019 Harper publication.

A compelling and revealing memoir

I 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.

Ive never been a fan of movie, or TV stars, in
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Demi Moores 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.

Its somewhat surprising how successful Demis acting career was considering how much her parents well, to be blunt, sucked. Its hard for me to
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ...
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
Katie B
3.5 stars

I 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
Laura Peden
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks, audible
I really enjoyed listening to Demis 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 couldnt put it down. ...more
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.
Nat K
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

"Is this life? I wondered. "Because 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
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

When I think of Demi Moore I always think of the movie Ghost, which is equal parts sad and uplifting, much like this book. Demi narrates the audiobook, so I recommend going that route if you like audio books.

The beginning of the book focuses on what it was like growing up with parents who weren't really adults themselves. I found that dynamic to be more interesting than even her life as a young famous Hollywood actress. Though I did find her insights into her marriages also pretty
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 she had to
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!
Dee Montoya

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 translates into happiness, but as Demi so candidly shares, that is not the case. I've always been an
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Demi Moore biography was a bit of a shock to me. I enjoy reading biographies but I didn't really have any idea of this popular actress's life so it came as a bit of a shock.
Behind the successful highly paid actress there is a dark past where she battled addiction, body image, was raped at 15 and endured a very strange relationship with her mother. She opens up in this book to tell of her marriages, her relationship with her mother and trying to balance a successful career with raising a
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wouldn't say I'm some big fan of Demi Moore.  I grew up seeing her on-screen, I remember her striking eyes and unique voice.  I knew she'd married Bruce Willis and had a few kids, that she went on to marry Ashton Kutcher and the tabloids couldn't get enough of their relationship, and of course I remember her Vanity Fair cover by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

I usually pick up memoirs randomly at the library and this was no exception.  It happened to be on the shelf so I said, "Sure,
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, nonfiction
I was amazed how much I actually knew about Demi Moore as I don't consider myself someone who follows private lives of celebrities in general. Guess I wouldve had to have been living under a rock to avoid the media circus that followed this talented, famous movie actress everywhere she went, reporting on her every move.

Demi's memoir was articulate, unputdownable, engaging, honest, and emotional. Even though I haven't experienced most of what she's been through, I could completely relate and
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
Martie Nees Record
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
1 & 1/2 stars

Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Harper
Pub. Date: September 24, 2019

Dont bother. The blurb says that Moore is brutally honest. And she is. It is just that we already knew her faults. Yes, I agree that she had a horrendous childhood, which led to making bad life choices including addictions that led to her daughters not speaking to their mother for a couple of years. But I confess, I wanted dirt on the men in her life, she really only dishes out complaints on her last husband. And, yes I
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
This book gave me a much clearer understanding of Demi Moore. Her sad and tumultuous upbringing a big catalyst for her inability to connect deeply in relationships she basically built a wall around herself, her need to be independent and strong leading her to detach herself emotionally, this strength gave her the ammunition to put herself out there in her movie roles, but even though she was once one of the highest paid actresses of her time she still highlights the gender inequality, her ...more
I know that sounds 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 it.

Demi Moore's Inside Out was recommended to me by my therapist. She said she was utterly captivated by the story and thinks everyone should read it. I started reading it Friday evening and spent my whole night bein immersed into Moore's world. Demi Moore shares with us how she grew up in an
Margarita Garova
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-books
I have never particularly been a fan of Demi Moore, my attitude towards her being more on the neutral side. BUT! Her story touched me deeply, it is fascinatingly told with her own sexy husky voice and spills on things I find very relatable - her complicated relationship with her parents, her self-consciousness about her body, motherhood and love. It was not hard to sympathize with what this admirable woman has gone through and believe me, it is more than most people could bear and come out of it ...more
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.
Patti Honan
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Im not sure why I chose to read this book.....Ive never really had an opinion about her one way or another. I still dont 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. ...more
Ive always loved Demi Moore (and for that matter, Ally Sheedy: where is your memoir, please?) largely on the basis of WAY too many unsupervised watches of St. Elmos Fire when I was waaaay too young of a working-class Midwestern child to even remotely understand it.

Seriously, this film was literally ALWAYS on cable, and for some reason (I think it was partly its theme song, which I still stan today), I couldnt ever NOT watch it, even though I had the most tenuous grasp of its plot points.

First of
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 ...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. Shes overcome a lot! ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember watching Demi when she was first introduced on General Hospital. She was also part of the "Brat Pack" group of movie stars in the 1980's. I also remember she was featured in all my Tiger Beat and SuperTeen magazines I would purchase back then. I enjoyed a lot of her movies and who can forget the wonderful movie, "Ghost." I wasn't a hardcore fan of hers but I did follow her through the tabloids and magazines. Especially when she was married to Bruce Willis, and then Ashton Kutcher.

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. Im certainly no hardcore fan, but Im enjoying being older, and having memoirs be released about celebrities I actually know.

Its 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. Im not interested in the tabloids
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Just finished it. Wow. Most boring book Ive 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 Cryers virginity. She apologized to him for that. Why was that blameworthy? She doesnt explain

Im ok with Hollywood stars writing self-serving autobiographies with glaring omissions but at least make them juicy. This book reads like a
Erica Henry
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Demi had such a hard life. It seemed Bruce and their daughters were the only light in her life. Sucks their relationship didn't work out.
Viktor Stoyanov
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being one generally not interested in the private life of celebrities and one interested in strong human stories, I found Demi's memoir a surprisingly opened and straight to the point. Very well written and incredibly well read with her own voice in the audio version.
If you have a choice between paperback and audio - this is one of those narratives I would vote 100% to audio.

Listening to the beginning and up to the middle, I thought myself "This story reminds me so much of another celebrity
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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 ...more

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