In light of Israel's decision to ban too-skinny models, I thought that this outstanding, personal memoir by Portia de Rossi was the perfect fit for this week's Book List.
Beautifully written, Unbearable Lightness is for all those — both male and female — who have ever had a negative thought about themselves or their bodies. De Rossi gives a breathtakingly vulnerable, brutal, and genuine portrait of how she lost control of her life — both professionally and privately — and how she became consumed with achieving perfection and acceptance (through anorexia) in order to gain this control back.
I was completely captivated by her stark honesty — that made me check my own inner monologue and promise to never refer to myself as 'fat' EVER again — as she accounted her innermost thoughts, her experiences on shows like Ally McBeal, and her now healthy life with Ellen Degeneres.
Give it a read and let me know what you think!