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Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, she chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In an industry that doesn't accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe.

Over the course of these intimate hours, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family's reconciliation and love.

Stone made headlines not just for her talent and beauty, but for her candour and her refusal to 'play nice', and it's those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful. The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded and a book for the survivors; it's a celebration of women's strength and resilience, a reckoning and a call to activism. It is proof that it's never too late to raise your voice and speak out.

©2021 Sharon Stone (P)2021 Atlantic Books from W. F. Howes Ltd

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Phew I got through it.

I think this book brings to an end my recent fascination with autobiographies. What a Yawn

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Chose audio over print: beautifully read

Ms Stone - thank you for an excellent autobiography. Truth combined with compassion and a beautiful mix of sharing without treading on the privacy or dignity of others - a noble spirit shines through. A gifted writer, everything comes powerfully to life, and it's as if we are there with the author. I would love a follow-up volume ... this great woman has so much life wisdom to share. Wow. Future readers: enjoy!

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Wow! The Power of Honesty

The raw power of emotion experienced during listened to the Author of this book telling her very personal story almost brought me to tears. Not something that has ever happened in my adult life.

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Brilliant

What an incredible journey she and her family have been on. Literally could not stop listening to this and when I finished it, I started it all over again.