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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Title

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Authors

Portia de Rossi

Publisher

Atria Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781439177785

Pages

305 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Known for her roles on the hit TV shows "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development," de Rossi delivers a revelatory and searing account of the years she spend secretly suffering from bulimia, all the while living under the glare of Hollywood's bright lights.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Homosexuality; Mental illness; lesbian; lesbian adult; anorexia; bulimia; eating disorder; binging and purging

Main Character

female adult

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Non-Fiction

Keywords

modeling; acting; Ally McBeal; California; Australia; nutrition; working out; counting calories; weight loss

Diversity Impact

direct

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

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