Unbearable Lightness – A Review
Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you saw? I think most of us would be lying if we said we loved our reflection 100% of the time. However, most of us have not gone to the extremes that Portia De Rossi put herself through during her struggle with her weight. In her memoir, Unbearable Lightness, Portia recounts her journey from small-time Australian model to Hollywood actress and wife of one of the most popular talk show hosts, Ellen DeGeneres.
I thought this was a really interesting story. There were times where I wanted to reach through my headphones and tell Portia that she’s beautiful and needs to eat something! Hearing her tell the story about only eating 300 calories in a day seemed so crazy to me. I’m sure I eat way more than that for lunch!
Anyone who has struggled to fit in, wrestled with their weight, or has dreamed of being something outside of their average life will enjoy this honest and brave memoir. Plus the added bonus of having Portia narrate the audio book really feels like she is sitting right next to you telling her story.
A small side note for audio book listeners, the Epilogue really is an hour long. Don’t worry when she starts telling it and you look at your screen to see over an hour remaining.