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Inside Out

A Memoir
Written by: Demi Moore
Narrated by: Demi Moore
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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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 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 life - laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward openheartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender - a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.

©2019 Demi Moore (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Beautifully Honest

Where to begin?
I don’t know what I was expecting when I started listening, maybe some titilating stories about Hollywood (there were a few), or some stories of a begrudged a-lister, but what I discovered was a very vulnerable woman with many flaws that tried her hardest to escape her past and make herself a better version of what she thought she was destined to be.
I feel like I know Demi Moore, not the actress, but the person, the storyteller. Her book was beautifully honest.

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Listened twice, back to back!

Couldn't put my phone down! The opening features an incredibly insightful Rumi quote that I listened to many times over...and that was just the beginning. So many similarities to my own life & outlook, it was hard to stop listening to eat, sleep, work, etc. The one thing that stood out for me most was that she refused to fall prey to the victim mindset and found ways to adjust her thinking so that she could move forward instead of carrying around the excess life baggage that so many people drag through their lives. I know this is a memoir but for me, it was more of a self-help book on relationships, family matters & how to succeed in life. Truly, an excellent read!

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A poignant and raw memoir

I'm not the person usually given to buying memoirs of famous people - I find them to be a bit boastful and self-indulgent. Demi Moore is a contemporary and I've always enjoyed her movies and have wondered about why she dropped out of the public eye in the last number of years. I'm glad my curiosity got the better of me. From the very beginning, her story is heartbreaking, courageous, and especially raw. It just goes to show that you don't know what goes on behind closed doors. This book gave me a whole new respect for her.

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great!

loved listening to her, she is so calm and peaceful in her resding. also loved how open and vulnerable she was in her stories. great listen!

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Demi’s story - raw and revealing.

Demi shares her life story. It’s raw and real. For someone who has followed her career for years...it’s revealing to hear her experiences, her challenges, doubts and fears. I loved her strong and powerful characters in film and always thought she must really have it together. A better actor than I could have imagined. I am even more in awe of her now - for not giving up and for fighting her way back to find peace and happiness. Hard to put down until I listened to it all. Loved it.

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Wow

Wow! Is all I can say... from someone that has experienced a life of trauma from being a child to a grown adult. I felt a lot of connection and similarities listening to her life.

Bravo Demi Bravo

You are strong, beautiful, capable women and super proud of you.

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Couldn’t stop listening!

Demi Moore’s autobiography was very insightful and meaningful to me. I couldn’t stop listening and finished it in three days. Grateful for the wisdom she shared which was gained by her chaotic childhood, her career, love life and being a mother. It has made me appreciate the many women in my own life who have shared similar family struggles, heartaches and determination to be a good mother. Thank you Demi for sharing your experience with us, and reminding us that money cannot buy happiness, heal our past, or protect us from ourselves. 💗

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Labour of love

I bought the book thinking that Demi was going to trash people. In fact that is just the opposite. Demi tells her story in such a way that the reader feels her love for the people who have come in and out of her life. Demi was a lost soul who found herself and I thank her for sharing her story.

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Wonderfully exposed

An wonderful and vulnerable story. Listening to Demi tell her own story is gives insight into her as a human being. Someone with life full of struggle as well as privilege. It’s an honour to listen as she tells her truth and is naked and exposed for the world to see. It’s full of strength, courage, passion and beauty.

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She's Amazing

Demi Moore is a total badass! She's amazing, truly. So many people would just give up, having to face so many challenges in life. Demi - you are an inspiration! I understand that it must not be nice for Ashton Kutcher to have his personal life being gawked at by the public, but the truth is the truth and it's going to come out eventually. I'm sure he has his own spin on the events, and he could choose to tell it (or not). But Demi is very brave to tell this difficult story, and to reveal these unflattering details about her life. She's doing an honest and brave thing, and as we see, so many people relate to her story. Love her memoir.

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  • Mel P
  • 2019-09-25

I loved this Memoir

I don't usually write huge reviews but compelled to tell someone how I feel about this book. Many people are down on Demi for sharing her truth, claiming it is only out of her misery or jealousy but I have to disagree... also, how many autobiographies are out there.... Demi, You may be a successful sober millionaire actress who has accomplished more than I could ever have but I relate to you, on SO many Levels!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this inspiring story... It has really shed light on my own mother and our relationship and the many issues I have had in my own life. I have cried, smiled and felt a deep sense of connection through your words. I loved the book! Would have loved for it to last longer.

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  • 2019-09-24

authentic

i turned 50 today and spent it alone....listening to anothers story on a life of experiences. i am still very sad in my own life.....but find hope in what may come. thank u demi moore for reveiling u r human....love ur courage...

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  • Mlperry111
  • 2019-09-25

An Amazing Read, Don't Pass this Book up!

I found this book raw, honest, to the point with no regret. All women should buy this book. If you have an alcohol problem, eating disorder, body image or have been sexually abused, and for people who want to understand struggles of women who have gone through these things. Many women like me have and I found myself so completely touched to my soul. So honest, so brave of Demi Moore! I can not stress enough how important this book is for women!

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  • Janet Hill
  • 2019-09-24

Caregivers this is a must have!!!

I recommend this book to anyone who is co-dependent, stuck in a "caregiver" role, came from a dysfunctional family and anyone who adores Demi. She lays her heart out for everyone to see! This story takes you thru the heartbreak of a woman who had it all, so we thought! Beautiful story of a woman who dug herself out of a hell hole to a peaceful life!

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  • reigning frog
  • 2019-09-26

Read the book, not the headlines!

The media has been playing up the juiciest bits of Demi Moore's memoir, but the actress bares her soul and her story deserves to be heard in her own words. I purposely ignored the TMZ-esque hype and was so enthralled by Demi's story that I listened to the entire book in nearly one sitting. It feels genuine, honest, and raw. Definitely keeping this in my library!

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  • needabunny
  • 2019-09-25

Enjoyed Indide Out

I enjoyed hearing Demi’s story, undistorted by the media. Some of it probably speaks to many who grew up during the same time. I hope she will consider reading other audible stories or for Calm. Her trademark voice is wonderful!

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  • Kiki Gee
  • 2019-09-26

Soul sister

I have always loved Demi Moore and always could identify with her for no apparent reason other than being a fellow New Mexican, close to same age, I am 54. But there was always something there I could not place that seemed so familiar. It might have been presumptuous of me to even think that. Now I know why. While her situation is obviously different, I could have written that book. Having just been diagnosed with severe C-PTSD due to child abuse, both verbal and physical, a rape much like hers at 15, my baby ripped from body at 16 from a forced abortion, being held down and fighting the procedure the whole time. Alcohol abuse, autoimmune disease, never feeling like I fit in. My brain broke last spring. And from what I had felt was an independent strong woman, memories started flooding in. Thank God I found a loving therapist, close to my age (that is huge if you need this kind of help) who does EMDR therapy for PTSD. My only difference between Demi and I, is that for some miracle, I have managed to stay married 35 years to my "rescuer" but after 35 years it is not longer like Pepe Le Pew and the cat. I am letting him into my space.

It takes tremendous courage to tell your story when it is not pretty. Demi has always come across as somewhat closed up and private (as I was) , and I highly doubt anything she has told here is not true. Trust me, NO ONE is going to write this hard stuff and make it up, it is way too personal and painful and leaves your wide open to the critics. Case in point, this book has been out less than 24 hours and the gossip headlines are horrific. Taking one sentence out of context and putting it as a headline, accusatory, unsavory, where nothing about this book is that way. I am sick to death of the hateful press and the way they treat celebrities as if they are nonhuman with no feelings.

I have spent the last year training for ultra marathons as it has been my only true release from the pain and a way to process the flood of memories. I understand totally being called a snoop; that is as survival mechanism. I understand trying to figure out who I am now. Easily manipulated. Trusting and not trusting. A vicious cycle. Just so much rang a bell and was a common thread of my own pain and suffering.

If Demi reads these reviews, girl, thank you! Thank you thank you for being brave and honest and raw. As I sit outside my therapist office, for yet another session, I cannot wait to tell her how comforting it was to hear this book. I am not alone. You have touched my heart. Someday I pray God will give me my tears back. And that my brain won't hurt anymore. And that I finally realize I am good enough and I am ok. And I totally get being manipulated into things she did not want to do with Ashton. We become people pleasers, terrified if we do not this thing asked of us, we will be abandoned. It is miserable.

On another note: The Body Keeps The Score (Audible has it) is a powerful book on the effects of childhood trauma and C-PTSD. It explains quite clearly how our bodies hold the trauma and that you can be healed from the devastating effects of this, however, it is going to take some work on your part and get a good therapist. It is way cheaper than a funeral. There is hope but you must seek it yourself. It is not going to fall into your lap. If anyone reads even this far, know this, children may look like they are surviving a horrific situation and put on a brave front but the damage is done and it will manifest itself one way or the other.

At this point words fail me. (And everyone says AMEN). I wish peace for Demi and all of us who have walked this very, very hard path. Namaste Demi!

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  • Laura Whitley
  • 2019-09-25

Well Done

Listened to the whole thing in 1 day & might even listen again. So brave of her to put it all out there.

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  • Wendy
  • 2019-09-25

Amazingly put together

Loved this book. Highly recommend! Not just a book about Demi Moore, it’s definitely a book any women can relate to. <3

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  • Amanda Cohen
  • 2019-10-17

Deeply engrossing story

I wasn’t expecting to be as moved by Demi’s book as I ended up being. This is an extremely well told and narrated story, and harrowingly personal.
I am as impressed by Demi’s strength and perseverance as I am by her introspection and self reflection. I completely related to her reframing of the crushing moments in her life as an opportunity to grow and flourish, instead of to crumble and fall apart. Well done, Demi. Keep coming back.

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