"About the Book The Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, activist, and humanitarian chronicles her efforts to recover and rebuild after a massive stroke, discussing how her health challenges were also shaped by industry standards, childhood traumas, and family bonds. Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose. - ""Not your typical Hollywood autobiography. Brutally honest, restless and questing."" --O, The Oprah Magazine 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, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business 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 men, women, and children around the globe. Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, 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 career in an industry 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 beauty and her talent, but for her candor 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. Review Quotes One of Vogue's Best Books of the Year - One of O Magazine's 20 Best Books to Pick Up - One of Fortune's 11 New Books to Read - One of CNN's 20 Most Anticipated New Books to Read - One of Town and Country's 42 Must-Read Books of Spring - One of Marie Claire's 25 Best Memoirs to Pre-Order ""A candid, heartfelt, poignant memoir, written with grace and humor."" --Harlan Coben, bestselling author of The Boy From the Woods ""In this courageous, daring and tender-hearted memoir, Sharon Stone interrogates her own trauma and a myriad of losses and discovers the gift of clear seeing. The Beauty of Living Twice is so much more than a celebrity tell-all. It is an act of reckoning, contrition, and above all, love."" --Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance ""Elegantly written with her wicked sense of humor on full display, the memoir is catnip for fans who have never managed to crack the exterior of the elusive star."" --Vogue ""Stone is uncommonly candid about life, fame, and trauma."" --The New Yorker ""The Beauty of Living Twice is far from the glitzy account of Hollywood that readers might expect. Instead, it shows a woman who's spent the majority of her years in the public eye seizing the opportunity to tell her story entirely on her own terms."" --TIME Magazine ""While [The Beauty of Living Twice] contains some startling personal revelations, equally affecting is Stone's warmth and grace, qualities that, by the end, feel quite miraculous. . . . Writing with zeal and urgency, Stone argues for a stronger legal system, for rape kits on police shelves to be processed, for better training for teachers and pediatricians. Above all, she offers a hopeful glimpse of life beyond trauma. . . . The Beauty of Living Twice promises the possibility of improvement or redemption, of compassion and understanding, of living honestly."" --Charles Arrowsmith, The Washington Post ""Stone is a strong portraitist of the instant in time, and aware that stardom, like identity, is mostly a phenomenon of the memory. . . . The gossipy moments in this book are juicy. Her occasional lapses into divahood are frankly more entertaining to read than the more virtuous edit of the same event would have been. . . . The Beauty of Living Twice is a book about Sharon Stone's life, which makes it a book about how women take on multiple personas when they be very famous, then struggle to keep them in order."" --Jo Livingstone, The New Republic ""[The Beauty of Living Twice] charts not only the highs and lows of her career on screen but also her struggles, including medical problems that nearly killed her, in her personal life. Stone being Stone, it's all delivered with a wit and honestly that brings the book beyond your average movie-star memoir."" --Town and Country ""The past few years have seen a string of revelatory celebrity memoirs that aren't just promotional tools but genuine, no-holds-barred autobiographies "