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.
Inside Out Demi Moore Harper, 2019 Source: Audible
I haven't seen many of Demi Moore's movies. I was too young for them when they were released. I did love Now and Then, but that's about all that I had seen. I knew that Moore wrote a memoir, but had no interest in it - until I saw her interview on The Ellen Show. She was articulate and thoughtful, and I became curious about her life. Because everyone else was smarter than me, the library holds list was super long. I enjoy listening to celebrities read audiobooks, especially their memoirs, so I downloaded Inside Out from Audible.
I was glad that I did. She reads the book well, and her story did not disappoint. However, her childhood memories felt extremely detailed. When she began talking about more recent years, though, I felt like bits and pieces of the story were missing. I am guessing that those parts weren't as detailed because they related to people that Moore loved, and those people are still around. I'm sure she didn't want to alienate them further. But the writing definitely felt like it was missing something in the second half of the book.
Also, I never pay attention to tabloids or TMZ, and I wish Moore could know that I, like millions of other people, don't care about what they are publishing. She struggled quite a bit with that part of fame, and it sounds like it played a major part in her personal difficulties.