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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi

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Now in paperback, the ny occasions bestselling memoir from Portia de Rossi explores the truth of her lengthy battle to conquer anorexia and bulimia—“an surprisingly fresh and engrossing memoir of each Hollywood and brand new womanhood” ( la occasions, 5 stars).

in this groundbreaking memoir, Portia de Rossi unearths the ache and sickness that haunted her for decades, from the time she was once a twelve-yr-old well being running as a model in Australia, thru her early upward push to fame as a forged member of the hit television show ally McBeal . all of the at the same time as terrified that the truth of her sexuality could be exposed in the tabloids, Portia alternately starved herself and binged, hanging her life in peril and concealing from herself and everybody around her the seriousness of her sickness.

She describes the frilly rituals round meals that came to dominate hours of each day and explores the pivotal moments of her adolescence that set her on the street to sickness. She unearths the heartache and fear that accompany a life lived in the closet, a way of isolation that was once best magnified by means of her unrelenting need to be ever thinner, ever extra in keep an eye on of her body and the number of calories she ate up and spent.

From her lowest point, Portia started the acheful climb back to a lifetime of well being and honesty, falling in love and marrying Ellen DeGeneres and emerging as an outspoken and articulate advocate for homosexual rights and ladies’s well being problems. in this exceptional and landmark book, she has given the arena a tale that conjures up hope and nourishes the spirit.

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author: Portia de Rossipublisher: Atria ebooksBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: three20

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