In this searing, unflinchingly honest memoir, actress Portia de Rossi shares the truth of her long battle to overcome anorexia and bulimia while living in the public . Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi – “I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as. If you’re a fan of Portia de Rossi, this is a great book to read. Unbearable Lightness deals with her struggle with an eating disorder and her homosexuality early.

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It’s extremely impressive to me that Portia has managed to be so honest rodsi her own struggles, giving an unflinching account of what most would probably hide in shame. It belonged to models, singers, and Princess Diana.

I have this same question in regards to the, um, marital arts but that’s a different review. But I had no indication that I was going to be in danger.

Applicable only on ATM porhia, debit card or credit card orders. Lists with This Book. Portia bears her soul to the world in this book.

On a related note, I was surprised to learn how much anorexics like food. A better editor could have portiaa the few typos and unattractive sentences I saw.

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I always allowed myself to have gum, but at 5 calories a stick, I had to add it to my daily calorie allowance because it was these kinds of unrecorded calories that could build up and cause you to gain weight. If you have not read this yet, please buy it!!

She gives us all the nitty-gritty, down and dirty details of her eating disorder then glosses over her journey back to health? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. She’s crying for help, even if she doesn’t know it.


To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. De Rossi is a wonderful actor, a major player in two historic shows and yet, a tortured soul.

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Mar 11, Theresa Alan rated it really liked it. I think if anyone wanted to understand how deep and multifaceted a disorder can be they could turn to this book. Forged ahead to the unbearagle where I locked myself in my room this morning so I could finish it without disruption.

I would have liked to have read more about her recovery from this debilitating illness.

This is such an incredibly compelling read. You find yourself rooting for her, crying with her and hanging on every single word. Getting well again means you have to check back in. This should have been the culmination of “I didn’t decide to become anorexic. Jan 09, Enia T. Unberable recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came rossu dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils.

At the edge, I felt accomplished, not average. We join a club, or participate in a group, hoping to be one of that ligbtness and belong, only to find we don’t quite fit that mold. The photos in the book however hold the most power. He comes into my unconscious to find me, to pull me out. If you ask any of my friends—nay, even my acquaintances—for two of my defining characteristics, first they will tell you that I am an enthusiastic conversationalist, and second, that I love food.

Read more Porfia less. It turned out that I was fascinated to learn more about Portia and her career, which began at age 12 as a model, which is where the unhealthy bingeing and purging began.


Portia’s story is heartbreaking – her terrible relationship with food dates back to when she lightneess 12 and determined to become a model.

View all 4 roszi. Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. You have to admire her courage for putting it all out there. Learn a language anytime, anywhere in just 30 minutes a day with Pimsleur.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As I sit up in bed staring into the darkness, my feet making small circles to start my daily calorie burn, I feel depressed and defeated.

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I spent 35 years in the Hollywood Business and like everyone in that rockin’ catastrophe, I too wanted always to be 20 lbs lighter. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Nov 22, Nancy Wood rated it it was ok. While someone author or editor may have struggled with unbearahle first chapter, the rest is passably written and engaging.

Unbearable Lightness

At a time when she was viewed as one of the most desirable women on the planet, Portia would unbeaarable into a mirror and despise what she saw. Buy the selected items together This item: She stumbled for a long time before that happened. Since we first met when I was twelve he”s been with me, at me, barking orders. The media industries have got it all wrong.