Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain PDF/EPUB

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 Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier Portia de Rossi weighed onlypounds when she collapsed on the set of the Hollywood film in which she was playing her first leading role 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 On the outside she was thin and blond, glamorous and successful On the inside, she was literally dying In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake belowto eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils When this wasn t enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point Even as she rose to fame as a cast member of the hit television shows Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, Portia alternately starved herself and binged, all the while terrified that the truth of her sexuality would be exposed in the tabloids She reveals the heartache and fear that accompany a life lived in the closet, a sense of isolation that was only magnified by her unrelenting desire to be ever thinner With the storytelling skills of a great novelist and the eye for detail of a poet, Portia makes transparent as never before the behaviors and emotions of someone living with an eating disorder From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to a life of health and honesty, falling in love with and eventually marrying Ellen DeGeneres, and emerging as an outspoken and articulate advocate for gay rights and women s health issues In this remarkable and beautifully written work, Portia shines a bright light on a dark subject A crucial book for all those who might sometimes feel at war with themselves or their bodies, Unbearable Lightness is a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit ❰Reading❯ ➿ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Lavons.co.uk a professional attitude Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier Portia de Rossi weighed onlypounds when she collapsed on the set of the Hollywood film in which she was playing her first leading role This should have been the culmination of all her years of hard work first as a child model in Australia [EPUB] ✷ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector By Delores Fossen – Lavons.co.uk then as a cast member of one of the hottest shows on American television On the outside she was thin and blond ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Lavons.co.uk glamorous and successful On the inside ❰Epub❯ ❧ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Lavons.co.uk she was literally dying In this searing ➵ [Reading] ➷ If the Stiletto Fits... 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10 thoughts on “Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

  1. says:

    My favorite part was eight pages in, when she indulges in too much yogurt, freaks out, and starts doing lunges to make up for it I start sobbing now as I lunge my way across the floor and I wonder how many calories I m burning by sobbing Sobbing and lunging it s got to be at least 30 calories It crosses my mind to vocalize my thoughts of self loathing because speaking the thoughts tha


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    Opening LineHe 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 DeGeneres and I had just assumed she was another perfect movie star living the dream with a life to be en


  3. says:

    Before I begin my review of this book, I want to share the story of the first and last time I forced myself to throw up While this doesn t relate exactly to Unbearable Lightness, it sheds light on why I empathize so much with Portia De Rossi and what she went through Skip down a few paragraphs if you wish.In my first few years of adolescence, I always felt lost I was born gay in a socie


  4. says:

    i wish i knew the conditions of the publishing of this book it is so obvious that the book could have been much, much better with just some editing even just some basic copy editing would have made a difference the hand of a loving editor could have made it so much stronger, it s a real shame this hand wasn t given much, or any, play the first part, which is focused on portia s bingeing,


  5. says:

    Update to give another star, now that I ve finished it.The book could have used a little better editing, but the writing is intelligent Writing level is not the point, here, though The goal was not literature, but to send a message, and this she accomplishes very well.It was, to me, a very powerful book and something I really strongly feel should be read by anyone going through a diet or


  6. says:

    I hope I can do justice to this book in my review If you read the Goodreads blurb, you already know what the book is about, so, I ll restrict my comments to my own thoughts, and feelings.This is not your usual memoir by someone who used to be anoxeric She s not an immature teenager, she s an intelligent, introspective adult woman She writes with skill, drawing you into her world, making yo


  7. says:

    There are two reasons to write a book like this when you are stricken with a psychological illness like anorexia 1 as therapy, to catalog the dark places you went, so that you can take it out once in a while and reread it to remind yourself of those dark places so that you never let yourself go there againb to give help and hope to those who are struggling with the same illness you vanquish


  8. says:

    I read this book back when I was about 18 years old and still to this day it has stayed with me My copy of this book has been in so many hands of people that are closest to me because I just felt like it needed to be read Looking back. I think I recommended it so much because I wanted my family and friends to try and understand me a little better Although I did not relate to all of the same


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    I ve been reading a lot of books about eating I m very interested in why we, as a society, can t seem to do it right any I have this same question in regards to the, um, marital arts but that s a different review Why are people freaking out about food Why is everyone fat Except for the people who are too thin What s with them I m also particularly interested in eating since having 1 lost a lo


  10. says:

    This is a surprisingly good and inspiring story of one woman s struggle with anorexia 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.Portia s problems could be traced back to when she was a child and realized she was gay Her mom advised her not to tell anyone, which set off intense feelings of fear, sh


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