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Review: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss And Gain

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Pauline Finch

After reading UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS, I feel quite certain that its author would fully understand why I am beginning my response to her book by telling a story of my own; it's a way of affirming just how successful she has been in writing about something still too hidden, too “unmentionable” in socalled polite company. I remember the “apple fight” as if it were just yesterday, but what turned out to ... Read full review

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Amazing read

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A self-indulgent, pathetic memoir that goes On and On about anything substantive. Superficial and uninteresting story that I couldn't finish. Pure torture!

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Portia takes us on a eye opening journy through her eating disorder. She puts a face to anerexia.

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Poignancy and Illumination are intertwined, in De Rossi's fascinating narration.

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Portia very candidly reveals not only the obsessive inner process of living within the confines of an eating disorder but that of a woman afflicted like the rest of us with the"perfection" idea of what is beautiful or worthy. With great scrutiny we are invited into her mind and heart in these pages. One does not require to be an Anorexic to glean much perspective as so many of us fall into unbalanced daily living habits and unhealthy misconceptions i.e. the need for control, quieting the inner negative voices that can diminish our joys and self worth. An interesting read through to the end even if some pages were more difficult, as Portia in a way lay the ripe fruit bare with this fine piece of work.
Brave and heart warming.
Bravo Portia!!
Kat Collins Fairbank
Milford, NH
 

Review: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

User Review  - Erynn - Goodreads

Wow! This book was so engrossing. Portia is an amazing writer - I was so pleasantly surprised by the eloquence and stark honesty of this book. I didn't have many preconceived expectations, but I was ... Read full review

Review: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

User Review  - JJ Wall - Goodreads

honest, candid, sad, inspirational Read full review

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