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I usually expect autobiographies to be an airbrushed version of the writer's life, but Demi Moore has left me with the impression that she is being open and honest about her life and well publicized misadventures. Whether you can understand the factors that made her both over-achieving and emotionally vulnerable, you will certainly feel that she's not trying to blame her troubles on everyone else. This is a worthwhile read.
I am a big fan of Demi Moore and was excited when this memoir was released. What I was not expecting, was an overwhelming sadness I would feel when I finished it. Not because it was over, but because of everything she has been through and had to overcome from childhood to present.
You see or hear things in the press which majority of the time you take with a grain of salt, but hearing about her childhood and her relationship with her mother from her own mouth and what she reveals is just heartbreaking. A complex relationship, that shaped the relationships that Demi has had in adulthood but also coming full circle to finding peace with her mother before her death from cancer.
“How does it feel to be whored by your mother for five hundred dollars?” It feels like you are an orphan.”
Demi is honest about her addiction to alcohol and what made her relapse after 20 years of sobriety, her addiction to her body image as well as her addiction to Ashton Kutcher, whom she believed was the greatest love of her life until infidelity intervened. She also touches on how after the breakup of this marriage, she hit rock bottom which resulted in the estrangement with her daughters for three years.
Demi also discusses her marriage to Bruce Willis and her relationship with him today, her most memorable movie roles and the peak of her fame as being the highest paid actress and the pressures that came along with that, as well as her three daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout.
Demi, doesn’t hold back in this memoir. Everything is laid bare and there are some shocking revelations. It is raw, honest, intense and in no way does she portray herself as a victim but of a survivor. Whether you are a fan of Demi or not is it well worth a read.
“We all suffer, and we all triumph, and we all get to choose how we hold both.”
It was an absolute pleasure to listen to and review Inside Out A Memoir which I highly recommend.
Got the audio book, was not expecting Demi to be the reader, I’m so glad she was. I can’t get enough of her voice! Very well written, I was glued to every word and I didn’t want to stop listening. I felt I could relate to a lot of Demi’s story. She is human, like the rest of us. No regrets about buying this book. I highly recommend it. I love Demi even more today.