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Book Review: Unbearable Lightness.

Unbearable Lightness


Born as Amanda Rogers in Melbourne, Australia to a middle-class family changed her name to the elegant sounding name Portia de Rossi and moved to Hollywood. After a few minor roles, she landed a role in the series of Ally McBeal therefore she had to be slim/ As everyone knows by now, Hollywood filmmakers, producers, directors, and everyone else involved in the production of TV or movie production is obsessed with thin looking actors. They know that the camera makes people seem to be more corpulent that they are really are.

In this role, Portia had to loose or lost a lot of weight, and when she was down to 82 lbs. (38 Kilograms), she collapsed on the set.

She was a victim of anorexia and bulimia, plus the tricks she employed to hide her sexuality while being married. When her husband left her, she felt “liberated” to pursue her sexuality.

The book tells the story of an individual inflicted with the terrible condition of anorexia and bulimia.

Her account is brutally honest, shocking, emotional, and to some readers may be spellbinding. The writing is “choppy” and flows torturously through the different stages of her life.

It is a frank story, told by someone who experienced the trauma and was able to recover.

It repeats a lot of facts but for those who went through such experiences, it is a good read to understand how it feels.

For those who want to know how it feels to go through such traumatic experiences this is a book to read.

Unbearable Lightness

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