Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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 about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.
  

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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

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User Review  - Jill Allison - Goodreads

This was honest and unflinching. The brutality of a psyche poured out on a page. The tough part is that this book focused solely into the descent into the personal hell of perfectionism, but the rise ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 12
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2011)

Portia de Rossi is an Australian-born actress and model. She currently resides is Los Angeles with her wife Ellen DeGeneres. This is her first book.

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