Nov 02, 2010

by English Muse

“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.)

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8 Responses to “A Review: ‘Unbearable Lightness,’ by Portia de Rossi”

  1. The Gourmet Traveller says:

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

  2. Tina says:

    oh, thank you!!

  3. MEG MITCHELL says:

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

  4. Jo says:

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

  5. Ms. Chyme says:

    great job…

  6. Len♥reNeverM♥re says:

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

    xo

  7. 21st Century Housewife© says:

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

  8. Tina says:

    Thank you so much!!!

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