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    • Unbearable Lightness

    • A Story of Loss and Gain
    • By: Portia de Rossi
    • Narrated by: Portia de Rossi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645

    In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below 300 to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils. When this wasn’t enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Sad

    • By Dawn on 11-13-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Unbearable lightness

    • By: Portia De Rossi
    • Narrated by: Portia De Rossi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Portia de Rossi weighed only 82 pounds when she collapsed on the set of the Hollywood film in which she was playing her first leading role. This should have been the culmination of all her years of hard work - first as a child model in Australia, then as a cast member of one of the hottest shows on American television. On the outside she was thin and blond, glamorous and successful. On the inside, she was literally dying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight to her slide into anorexia.

    • By Glen on 01-27-12

    Regular price: $27.97