Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain


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Born Mandy Rodgers just outside of Geelong, Portia de Rossi is one of Hollywood's most intriguing and talked about stars. Finding early success in the Australian film Sirens, Portia went on to star in the hit television series Ally McBeal, as well as the cult hit Arrested Development, launching her Hollywood career - and eventual high-profile marriage to Hollywood mega-star Ellen DeGeneres. But behind her success, Portia was plagued by self doubt, depression, anorexia and bulimia. Starving herself and terrified of being ...

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Diana M

Mar 15, 2011

This was a surprisingly well-written book. Portia's personal descriptions of her battle with not only gender issues, but also weight and body image, were very poignant. Readers of adolescent ages should probably have adult supervision, as some of the content can be rather confrontive and confusing, but nonetheless, extremely relevant in today's world, where on every magazine cover is someone's battle with weight and sexuality.

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