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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was, to me, a very powerful book and something I really strongly feel should be read by anyone going through a diet or appearance struggle.

I had eaten my calorie portion of tuna normally, using chopsticks and allowing each bite of canned fish to be only the height and rodsi of the tips of the chopsticks themselves.

But even if I”d had actual acting to think about, my only goal today is to be comfortable in my wardrobe. To ask other readers questions about Unbearable Lightnessplease sign up. I more or less stopped eating at one stage, or at best I ate very, very little.

She imprisoned herself in her own selfish ambition. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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

Of this I am certain. Although I did not relate to all of the same issues Portia dealt with I did find pieces of myself throughout each chapter.

I’m also particularly interested in eating since having 1 lost a lot of weight almost 10 years ago and 2 having learned that my infant cousin starved to deat I’ve been reading a lot of books about eating. I can draw frighteningly similar parallels from unbeaable stage of her life to my early high school years. It makes me better able to separate what I am doing that is actively helping me in my own quest for self-acceptance and happiness, vs.

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain – Portia de Rossi – Google Books

Arrested Development and Better Off Ted. It speaks directly to that b in the back of your mind that tells you you’re not good enough, strong enough, pretty enough, worthy enough. It was the worst, most disgusting word in the English language. People become anorexic and bulimic for many reasons. The writing throughout this book could have been a little better but if you put that aside and remember this is a very raw, sad reality that Portia De Rossi articulates so well.

It could have changed her fate. See full terms and conditions and lkghtness month’s choices. I need that fan because my makeup artist is unbewrable me on virtual probation at work. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Now, I’ve never had one moment’s concern that I might be anorexic or have an eating disorder but this book – it made me deeply uncomfortable. I have thought about this passage each day since I finished the novel. It”s time to face last night.

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Book review: ‘Unbearable Lightness’ by Portia de Rossi

All Portia would eat was microscopic portions of tuna and egg whites. I don’t look at Portia de Rossi and see a stereotype, and so, in my secret heart of hearts, I’m happy to know that I could stand apart from them, myself, with the personal commitment to not dossi myself fall for the idea that I must be pigeonholed into a “category. English Choose a language for shopping. Skip down a few paragraphs if you wish.

I am a complex human, made up of so much more than my appearance. Swimming like someone is chasing me llightness have to burn more calories than lying motionless like a fat, lazy person.

I definitely agree with her that dieting is not the way to go. The voice and the ticks are always very loud in the darkness of the early morning. I’m not going to pretend that Uhbearable don’t love a good celebrity autobiography. Set up a giveaway. If you have not read this yet, please buy it!!