By Portia de Rossi

During this searing, unflinchingly sincere New York instances bestseller, actress Portia de Rossi stocks the reality of her lengthy conflict to beat anorexia and bulimia whereas residing within the public eye, and information the recent happiness and overall healthiness she has present in fresh years—including her popping out and her marriage to Ellen DeGeneres.

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling memoir from Portia de Rossi explores the reality of her lengthy conflict to beat anorexia and bulimia—“an strangely clean and engrossing memoir of either Hollywood and sleek womanhood” ( Los Angeles Times, five stars).

during this groundbreaking memoir, Portia de Rossi unearths the discomfort and disorder that haunted her for many years, from the time she was once a twelve-year-old lady operating as a version in Australia, via her early upward push to repute as a solid member of the hit tv express Ally McBeal. all of the whereas terrified that the reality of her sexuality will be uncovered within the tabloids, Portia alternately starved herself and binged, placing her existence at risk and concealing from herself and everybody round her the seriousness of her illness.

She describes the frilly rituals round foodstuff that got here to dominate hours of each day and explores the pivotal moments of her formative years that set her at the highway to disease. She unearths the heartache and worry that accompany a lifestyles lived within the closet, a feeling of isolation that was once simply magnified through her unrelenting wish to be ever thinner, ever extra in charge of her physique and the variety of energy she fed on and spent.

From her lowest aspect, Portia begun the painful climb again to a lifetime of future health and honesty, falling in love and marrying Ellen DeGeneres and rising as an outspoken and articulate recommend for homosexual rights and women’s health and wellbeing concerns. during this striking and landmark ebook, she has given the area a narrative that evokes wish and nourishes the spirit.

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