The 56-year-old Demi Moore has had a full life, and for the first time, fans will get an in-depth look at her ups and downs through love, addiction and motherhood.
Her long anticipated memoire, Inside Out, will drop September 24th and will reportedly reveal new details about her battles with addiction, body image, a painful childhood, her struggle to balance motherhood and her career, her three marriages, including one to Bruce Willis (1987-2000) and Ashton Kutcher (2005-2013).
“Inside Out is first and foremost a woman’s story; that the woman in question happens to be one of the most celebrated actresses of our time only makes her journey of vulnerability, strength, and self-acceptance all that more resonant,” Jennifer Barth, executive editor of Harper, said in a statement about the book.
She continued: “I think readers are going to be surprised—and moved—by this book.”
Moore has given the public glimpses into her struggles before. In October of 2018, when she was named woman of the year at the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House’s 29th Annual Awards Luncheon, she said: “I feel like there are defining moments in our lives that shape who we are and the direction we go, and early in my career, I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction, and no matter what successes I had, I just never felt good enough,” explained Moore, who noted that she was “grateful” for the support of her three daughters with Willis: Rumer, 30, Scout, 27, and Tallulah, 25.
“I had absolutely no value for myself,” Moore continued. “And this self-destructive path, it very quickly … brought me to a real crisis point. And it wasn’t clear at the time the reason — maybe it was divine intervention — but two people who I barely knew stepped up and took a stand for me, and they presented me with an opportunity.”
“In fact, it was more like an ultimatum … unless I was dead, that I better show up,” she said. “They gave me a chance to redirect the course of my life before I destroyed everything. Clearly, they saw more of me than I saw of myself. And I’m so grateful because without that opportunity, without their belief in me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”
Moore spent time in rehab for drugs and alcohol in the 1980s. Then, she was hospitalized for addiction and an eating disorder in 2012 after partying for months and losing a lot of weight.