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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  9,140 ratings  ·  1,094 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 Hollywood, however, she
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Harper
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Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters
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...
Didn’t 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...
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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 something we
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.
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
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
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
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

Don’t 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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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 ...more
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
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I loved listening to Demi's sexy voice and I just loved her telling me her story. I wasn't familiar with many of the details and rumors about her life and it was really interesting and not easy and just glamorous life at all. But I like the tings she shares about being a woman, mother, a lover, struggling with body issues, eating disorder, weight loss, alcohol, drugs, broken family. She has something to tell us about being left, cheated on, being alone, without any support and understanding of ...more
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 celeb
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty decent memoir from a pretty decent actress. She definitely had a screwed up childhood. It's interesting to hear how the highest paid woman in Hollywood still had to put up with a lot sexism in the industry. Even though she says she hates paparazzi, the stuff she includes about her marriages breaking up feel like tabloid fodder to help sell more books.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hear me out: this book is good. Mostly because I think we were all really unfair to Demi Moore. I didn't realize it but she got so much crap for posing pregnant on the cover of Vogue and for being paid so much. I know, I know, there are so many bigger and more important problems than a very highly paid actress, but as she points out, her ex, Bruce, got no such crap and he was paid much more than her. But actually that's a very small part of this story. The book is pretty honest. She's had a ...more
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
Melissa Lee-Tammeus
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
I read this book in two days - I was enamoured with Demi's name dropping and getting her side of the story. Much of what she writes about is not a surprise as far as what the tabloids have told us over the years but reading about her earlier life and her struggles was enlightening. After I sat with this for a few days, I got the sense that there was much left unsaid. She barely goes deep and there is the sense that much of the blame for her behaviors are related to her childhood, and the ...more
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.

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
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good memoir!

I'm of the age when Demi was a big box office draw. I remember her being married to Bruce Willis. Then she left the limelight and I remember her being married to Ashton but really didn't care too much or care to know.
The revelations here are intriguing. Her childhood and her parents were crazy and chaotic and what happened to her at 15 was heartbreaking. She touches on her personal life as well as her professional one.
This was insightful and it felt like a journey she needed to
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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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