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 open heartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.
Rating someone’s personal story is always a weird feeling. So, I’m refraining from giving this book any stars. But I can say this isn’t one of my favorite autobiographies I’ve read in the last few months.
Demi’s story is similar to the last few autobiographies I’ve read, in the fact, their childhood was crappy and chaotic. What Demi experienced in those formative years shaped how she entered into adulthood. She made some poor decisions that ultimately left her spiraling downhill from her family. In the end, she came out of it a stronger person who was able to share her side of the story.
This is her battle book. Where she wrestles with her past and comes to terms with where she went wrong.
In 2019 I saw Demi on The Ellen Show talking about this book and it piqued my interest.
Here is the interview:
Audiobook source: Hoopla
Narrator: Demi Moore
Length: 6H 31M