Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain


By (author) Portia De Rossi

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  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 233mm x 23mm | 474g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1740669398
  • ISBN 13: 9781740669399

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Born in Geelong as plain old Amanda Rogers and somehow never quite fitting in at home as a law student/part-time model (who would rollerblade to lectures in full make-up, straight from a shoot), Portia always wanted to stand out a little but found herself confronted early in life by her secret homosexuality and an equally hidden eating disorder. They were her constant companions on her journey to fame and fortune as an actress on the US hit series Ally McBeal and Arrested Development. After being outed in a high-profile lesbian relationship, Portia has since embraced her homosexuality and created showbiz history marrying popular talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, as well as beating her eating disorder. This is her story of triumph (with a bit of starving, bingeing, vomiting and lying along the way, but also a lot of laughs).

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Portia de Rossi is an Australian actor, who was born in Geelong in 1973. After modeling part time while studying law, her first big break was a role in the 1994 film Sirens. Now an international celebrity, she is best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsay Bluth F nke on the sitcom Arrested Development; she currently portrays Veronica Palmer on the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted. She is married to US talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres.