Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little... show more
"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.
Publish date: July 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Overall, this is a very interesting read. I admire De Rossi for being so honest about her struggle with an eating disorder. My only complaint is that only the tiniest fraction of the book focuses on her recovery. I wish she spent more time talking about that. But this is a memoir, a very personal st...
This was a tough read - de Rossi is brutally honest about her life and her struggles with different eating disorders and her own self-acceptance.I appreciate her honesty and hope that it helps connect with those out there who need to hear it. I hope it inspires others in some way, but for me, it was...
Opening Line: “He doesn’t wait until I’m awake. He comes into my unconscious to find me, to pull me out.” I knew almost nothing about Portia De Rossi before reading her gripping biography. Sure I’d seen her years ago on Ally McBeal. I knew she was beautiful, I knew she was married to Ellen ...
Absolutely amazing. This book is so eloquently written, and does such a beautiful job of laying out all the things throughout her life that led her to 82 pounds. The discussions of disordered eating are so well written, the absolute mindset that allows you to rationalize dropping from 600 to 300 cal...
Saw Portia de Rossi's interview on Ellen. Definitely reading this.