Inside Out : A Memoir

Inside Out : A Memoir

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"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 lifelaying 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 surrendera wrenchingly honest portrayal of one womans at once ordinary and iconic life." --- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062049537
0062049534
Branch Call Number: 92 M7822i 2019
Characteristics: 262 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 24 cm

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Try "Inside Out" while you're waiting for Tate's "Group."


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LT
Sep 16, 2020

I didn't finish the book, but not because it wasn't interesting. I found it troubling to read about how Demi Moore, like so many others, was sexually exploited as a young girl.

VaughanPLDianeB Aug 03, 2020

Though I am not familiar with Demi's work, I found it interesting to read the candid sharing of her life experiences -- both good and bad. I liked how she processed her feelings and made sense of her childhood traumas.

ArapahoeSusanW Jul 29, 2020

A surprisingly raw and honest memoir from a controversial A list actress.

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bookpusher
Jul 15, 2020

....so everyone else is to blame

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chrisbee55
Mar 03, 2020

When will I ever learn to never, ever read a memoir of a so called celebrity. Wasted time that I can never get back. What a disgrace that she trashes her parents who are not here to defend themselves but skims over her own lack of parenting skills. She never did explain why her own children and ex-husband disowned her for several years yet she goes into great detail about her parent's shortcomings. shame on you!

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Jenkskitten
Feb 01, 2020

Another story of how a child grows up with out a loving adult guidance. As an adult Demi seeks to find a void in her life, sadly she is searching in all the wrong places. If only she had found Christ, she would have had peace that passes all understanding.

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NadiaHathor
Jan 13, 2020

Demi courageously and dynamically shared her truths, many of which would have caused others to obfuscate. This Memoir is not for those who are more interested in her career as an Actor since she only touches on those moments from the perspective of the overall flow of her Journey. This is about a Woman's path to herself and the beginning of self-mastery. What would have made this more potent for me is if she had divulged with more depth her climb out of despair and addiction and the beacons which served her Healing and Growth. I look forward to seeing her reclaim more of herself and perhaps sharing that with us as she matures more fully into her latent Power.

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5303
Dec 21, 2019

It was ok. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, But probably more substance. Although she reveals a lot of personal detail I found that I just didn’t connect to her or her story.

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lynnmolson
Nov 22, 2019

Whether you are a Demi Moore lover or hater, this is a great read and you will learn something about yourself!

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redtayres
Oct 31, 2019

Very, very readable and interesting but in the end I felt the author fell short of truly revealing something that to me was very important: What caused all 3 of her children to stop having anything to do with her for 4 years? How did that get resolved between them? I wanted to know and understand this; perhaps it was too raw and revealing for the author to talk about but the fact that she didn't go into detail on this really made me wonder just how much she was willing to truly reveal. Still, a good, fast, and entertaining read.

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NadiaHathor
Jan 13, 2020

"HOW DID I get here? I got here because neither of my parents was old enough or wise enough to take care of my brother and me the way that all children are entitled to be cared for. They loved us. But they were not capable of putting our needs first. They did not know how to protect us from danger, and they put us in its way over and over again. I got here because I couldn't bear to face the question: "how does it feel to be whored by your mother for five hundred dollars?" I got here because I never dealt with all the rejection and scorn that came my way throughout my career. It would be too much of a reinforcement of a much deeper feeling inside me, that someday, somehow, there would be some kind of big powwow, at which everyone would concur: What the fuck is she doing here? She's not good enough. She's dirty. Get her out. Get her out. I got here because from day one I've been wondering, Is it okay that I'm here? And it was finally time for me to tell myself: yes." pgs. 245-248

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