Showing posts with label Actress. Show all posts
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December 19, 2011

Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. I bought a nook this weekend, so I figured why not have that be my first e-book?
I bought it, and I could not put it down. 
Now, some people don't liek to read autobiographies because they think they are boring, and indeed, some of them are. 
Unbearable Lightness, however, was written beautifully. It flowed well to make it a great/fast read, and you could really tell how much of an emotional roller-coaster she was going through. 
If you dont know, the novel is about Portia's struggle with her weight, anorexia, and her being a lesbian. All of them tie in together. 
It really gives you an inside look into the Hollywood lifestyle and what actresses and models go through on a daily basis. 
As the story started becoming more climactic, I found myself read faster and faster. In my opinion, that is the job of a good writer. They are taking you on THEIR journey, and making you feel what they felt. 

I think the only think I expected more from this book were more stories involving her and Ellen. She doesnt really explore their relationship until the epilogue. 
Don't get me wrong, that's how it was written to be. It was a documentation of her struggle, not her relationship, I guess I just expected there would be more than what she gave. 

overall rating 4/5
There were a few slow parts, but over all, well written, and mainly short chapters which kept my attention.