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Very intriguing book about the pressure on women today and its effects
am 2. November 2010
I got the book today and read it in one sitting (almost). I had read a book on anorexia about 15 years ago and was not that much interested in the matter, but as I had always loved Portia on Ally McBeal, I wanted to give it a shot.
The book has been praised for its honesty already and I can only thank Portia de Rossi for writing so openly about her experiences. As I do not know her personally, I do not know whether all the events she writes about really happened that way. (It's all about marketing nowadays...) And I do not only want to thank her for writing about anorexia (for this is the topic every media picks from the book), but also about her coming out. I got the impression that she tried not to blame anyone in particular for her being the way she was (not her being gay, but her having eating disorders) which would have been easy. I liked that she tried to encourage readers to accept themselves as they are (whatever their "otherness" is), a path more celebrities should follow.
I very much liked the dramatic composition of the book, especially the part around the images.
I hope that I made clear (I am not a native speaker) that I really liked the book ("enjoyed" would be the wrong word).
PS: What first struck me about Portia's book (obviously) was the beautiful binding and paper quality.