Unbearable Lightness

Unbearable Lightness : A Story of Loss and Gain

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Born Mandy Rodgers just outside of Geelong, Portia de Rossi is one of Hollywood's most intriguing and talked about stars. Finding early success in the Australian film Sirens, Portia went on to star in the hit television series Ally McBeal, as well as the cult hit Arrested Development, launching her Hollywood career - and eventual high-profile marriage to Hollywood mega-star Ellen DeGeneres. But behind her success, Portia was plagued by self doubt, depression, anorexia and bulimia. Starving herself and terrified of being 'outed' by the press, Portia lived a Hollywood nightmare for years. "There is no lonelier place than living with an eating disorder. It forces you to hide from everyone out of fear that someone might see through your controlled exterior to the festering, flesh-eating disease that lurks just under the skin. I can't express how shameful it is for the self-controlled over-achiever to find herself at a supermarket parking lot on the floor of the backseat of her car stuffing a succession of muffins in her mouth then vomiting in a plastic bag and dropping it into a trash can - all the while terrified that paparazzi were capturing the whole disgusting ritual." - Portia de Rossi Unbearable Lightness is the story of living with an eating disorder. It's also Portia's story of accepting her sexuality, coming out in Hollywood, marrying Ellen DeGeneres and what life is really like inside the Hollywood machine. Shockingly candid, outrageously funny, self deprecating and no holds barred, Unbearable Lightness is an extraordinary account of a Hollywood life not even the tabloids could make up.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 23mm | 474g
  • South YarraAustralia
  • 1740669398
  • 9781740669399

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About Portia De Rossi

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.

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