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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Being as thin as possible was a way to roasi the job of being an actress easier. This is a powerful read but not for the faint of heart. For me it was quite heartbreaking to read about the things that she would do to herself, and how bad she felt about herself sometimes, so my heart really goes out to her. I say surprising because I always have low expectations when a celebrity writes a book, but Portia de Rossi’s memoir is a notable exception.

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In this groundbreaking memoir, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades, from the time she was a twelve-year-old girl working as a model in Australia, through her early rise to fame as a cast member of the hit television show Ally McBeal. I definitely agree with her that dieting is not the way to go. This hypnosis based weight loss process will help you break through the mental barriers that keep you failing so that you can lose weight with ease.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. I can hear the tick of another missed beat and in the silence between beats I anxiously await the next tick; like the constant noise of an intermittently dripping faucet, it keeps counting in the silences when I want to be pkrtia.

I assume that this is exactly what she hoped for in sharing her struggle. Fired up for books! Jan 19, Christine unbearabls it liked it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. This was so honest, raw and real. Getting well again means you have to check back in.


Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Why can”t I remember? This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read!!! Portia bears her soul to the world in this book.

From Fat to Thin Thinking: My pupils dilate to adjust to the darkness as if searching for an answer in my bedroom. When I was satisfied that each portion weighed exactly two ounces, I then strategically hid the containers in the top section of the freezer behind ice-crusted plastic bags of old frozen vegetables so the yogurt wouldn”t be the first thing I saw when I opened the freezer door.

Book review: ‘Unbearable Lightness’ by Portia de Rossi – latimes

This should have been the culmination of all her years of hard work—first as a child model in Australia, then as a cast member of one of the hottest shows on American television. Because De Rossi’s story is told without self-pity, her uplifting conclusion — acceptance of her natural beauty, peace with her sexual identity and a happy marriage unbesrable comedian Ellen DeGeneres — is all the more welcome.

People also overeat for many reasons—loneliness, for example, or because they scarf down food on the run instead of porita enjoying it. I sat on the dark green vinyl sofa lighrness the kitchen and smoked four cigarettes in a pightness to try to take away the urge for that icy-cold sweetness, because only when I stopped wanting it would I allow myself to have it. I don’t understand how we relate to food anymore on a societal level and I’m not that comfortable with it on a personal level either.

I’d always assumed that they were able to be anorexic because they didn’t really like eating.

She claims that her disorder started quite innocently when she was twelve and blames it on modeling. This is a story about a lot of things, but first and foremost, it is a story about being afraid.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I have thought about this passage each day since I finished the novel. Lightnees have been portiq back on getting as many new books on my ever growing to be read list. It was jnbearable eye opener for me – interesting to read, but quite disturbing at the same time.


If you enjoy celebrity memoirs, or memoirs about people with mental illnesses and eating disorders, or memoirs about struggling sexuality, you’ll probably enjoy this. This is not an enjoyable read. Lightnesx glad I did. Mar 12, K. I first read about Portia’s story on Octavian’s blog, but I wasn’t interested, because 1 Portia was always just the skinny blonde from Ally McBeal I was never very interested in and 2 eating disorders, seriously?

It took a lot of discipline to lose that weight and the fear of gaining it back is with me all of the time. Open Preview See a Unbdarable I was equally impressed and surprised by her fantastic writing skills and her amazing ability to explain in great detail and with such clarity the events in her life, her eating habits, and the thought patterns which fueled her behavior.

Mostly chronicles her obsessive dieting and recovery. Never Binge Again tm: THAT’S your worst case scenario? The repetition of the action lulled the relentless chatter into quiet meditation. I honestly have to wonder if the rave reviews would be as rave if she weren’t Mrs.

There are pictures, however, and the way she chooses to employ images here, is wonderfully intelligent i. Nov 16, Natalia Smith rated it it was amazing.

Holiday Hacks By Keith Bradford. The writing was overwrought and awkward and felt like it had been reworked to death. Considering this is the image she strove so hard to ach A heartbreaking look at mental illness from a fragile mind in an image-obsessed industry. I could read other things, thank you very much.

This book is very painful and difficult to read at times.