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  • By: Sharon Stone
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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The Beauty of Living Twice

By: Sharon Stone
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Summary

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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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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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.

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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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boring

i was excited to listen to this book having long admired sharon stone and her work. However it was painfully boring in her narration and content. The story she tells about her family struggles, while upsetting, are very confusing and it just doesn’t always ring true. There is no interesting anecdotes about her work. I would not recommend this at all

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Not for me

Got sick of this book half way through! The second half of book is quite grim & seems to be one take of sickness after the next. I guess for Sharon it was good therapy to write it all down but I found it boring hearing about relatives sickness when I really wanted the nitty gritty of her career, instead she just skimmed over, more tales of her childhood than her film career. Sharon stone does put great feeling and emotion into the narration which is nice...As I said, not for me but some people may enjoy it more.

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A must listen

So inspirational, wonderful to hear the raw and real truth, I highly recommend it, thank you Sharon Stone

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a difficult listen

as a stroke survivor myself this was very difficult to listen to it brought back some very bad memories

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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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amazing woman with an incredible story

I always loved Sharon Stone, but after this book I admire her. the book is very easy to follow and with full of life stories of her. I had moments when I had to stop and cry. I had parts when I kept going back to listen to them again and again - giving me advice in my own life. Sharon Stone has such a pure heart and soul. Very human and sincere. one of the best women of this era.

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amazing

Read it or listen to it, you won't regret it.
thank you Sharon Stone for sharing your life with us.

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  • 25-05-22

Brilliant

Sharon is an awesome woman and I read this book in one sitting. A woman whose spiritually, love of God and whose near death experience learned so much about herself and shared those lessons in her book which we can all use. The best book I have read in 10 years

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  • 18-05-21

Breaking down perceptions

Quite an interesting story of Sharon’s life. Well written and well narrated. Thanks for sharing your life lessons with the world.