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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Review: 'Unbearable Lightness,' by Portia de Rossi

"Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can ever be 'too rich or too thin.'

"As the age of anorexia has succeeded the age of anxiety — or perhaps simply compounded it — we've learned just how wrong the duchess really was...."

(Please read the rest of my review of de Rossi's book -- a meditation on the pressures of Hollywood and working out one's identity in the glare of celebrity -- in the LA Times today!)



(Photo by Lori Shepler.)

8 Comments:

Blogger The Gourmet Traveller said...

Brilliant article - really beautifully written. Mskes me want to read the book!

November 2, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

oh, thank you!!

November 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger MEG MITCHELL said...

Great review .... Portia's telling of her story helps so many other women as well.

November 2, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Great review! I can't wait to read the book!

November 2, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Ms. Chyme said...

great job...

November 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Saw her on Oprah~ thanks to tivo!
I wonder if this eating problem applies in third world countries...hmmm?

xo

November 3, 2010 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger 21st Century Housewife© said...

Brilliant review! And I want to read the book too!!

November 3, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Thank you so much!!!

November 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

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