Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Portia de Rossi

during this searing, unflinchingly sincere New York occasions bestseller, actress Portia de Rossi stocks the reality of her lengthy conflict to beat anorexia and bulimia whereas residing within the public eye, and info the hot happiness and overall healthiness she has present in fresh years—including her popping out and her marriage to Ellen DeGeneres.

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling memoir from Portia de Rossi explores the reality of her lengthy conflict to beat anorexia and bulimia—“an strangely clean and engrossing memoir of either Hollywood and glossy womanhood” ( Los Angeles Times, five stars).

during this groundbreaking memoir, Portia de Rossi finds the ache and disease that haunted her for many years, from the time she was once a twelve-year-old woman operating as a version in Australia, via her early upward thrust to status as a solid member of the hit tv express Ally McBeal. the entire whereas terrified that the reality of her sexuality will be uncovered within the tabloids, Portia alternately starved herself and binged, placing her lifestyles at risk and concealing from herself and everybody round her the seriousness of her illness.

She describes the frilly rituals round meals that got here to dominate hours of each day and explores the pivotal moments of her youth that set her at the highway to disorder. She unearths the heartache and worry that accompany a lifestyles lived within the closet, a feeling of isolation that used to be in simple terms magnified by means of her unrelenting wish to be ever thinner, ever extra in command of her physique and the variety of energy she fed on and spent.

From her lowest element, Portia started the painful climb again to a lifetime of health and wellbeing and honesty, falling in love and marrying Ellen DeGeneres and rising as an outspoken and articulate recommend for homosexual rights and women’s health and wellbeing matters. during this outstanding and landmark publication, she has given the area a narrative that conjures up wish and nourishes the spirit.

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