Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain


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"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her ...

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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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