Author: Portia de Rossi
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: November 1st 2010
Unbearable Lightness is Portia De Rossi's memoir about her struggle with an eating disorder. I'm actually fascinated with the thinking of someone suffering from an eating disorder. Other than being Ellen's girlfriend I really don't know who Portia is. I never watched Ally McBeal or Arrested Development, but Arrested Development sounds like something I would have loved. Anyway, Portia opens up about her struggle with her love/hate relationship with her body and food, as well as what it was like to be a lesbian and feel afraid of coming out. I thought the writing was very smooth and open. She does not hold back, her honesty is a true testament to how far she has come. From being one who hid everything real about herself to letting it all out in a book, talk about turning over a new leaf. Really great book.
Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars