Unbearable Lightness

In this remarkable, landmark book, she has given the world a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.

Author: Portia de Rossi

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1439177791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“An unusually fresh and engrossing memoir of both Hollywood and modern womanhood.” —Los Angeles Times In this searing, unflinchingly honest memoir, actress Portia de Rossi shares the truth of her long battle to overcome anorexia and bulimia while living in the public eye, and details the new happiness and health she has found in recent years—including her coming out and her marriage to Ellen DeGeneres. In this groundbreaking memoir, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades, from the time she was a twelve-year-old girl working as a model in Australia, through her early rise to fame as a cast member of the hit television show Ally McBeal. All the while terrified that the truth of her sexuality would be exposed in the tabloids, Portia alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and concealing from herself and everyone around her the seriousness of her illness. She describes the elaborate rituals around food that came to dominate hours of every day and explores the pivotal moments of her childhood that set her on the road to illness. She reveals the heartache and fear that accompany a life lived in the closet, a sense of isolation that was only magnified by her unrelenting desire to be ever thinner, ever more in control of her body and the number of calories she consumed and spent. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to a life of health and honesty, falling in love and marrying Ellen DeGeneres and emerging as an outspoken and articulate advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues. In this remarkable, landmark book, she has given the world a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life .

Author: Milan Kundera

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571367641

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'A cult figure.' Guardian 'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan 'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent 'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John Banville A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon - a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals - while her other lover stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance and weight - and we feel 'the unbearable lightness of being'. A masterpiece by one of the world's truly great writers, Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being encompasses passion and philosophy, infidelity and ideas, the Prague Spring and modern America, political acts and private desires, comedy and tragedy - and illuminates all aspects of human existence. What readers are saying: 'Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world ... A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life ... It definitely leaves you with a hangover after you're done reading.' 'A must read - loved it, such beautiful observations on life, love and sexuality.' 'Kundera writes about love as if in a trance so the beauty of it is enchanting and dreamy ... Will stay with you forever.' 'A beautiful novel that helps you understand life better ... Loved it.' 'One of those rare novels full of depth and insight into the human condition ... Got me reading Camus and Sartre.' 'One of the best books I have ever read ... An intellectual love story if ever there was one.'
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Unbearable Lightness A Story of Loss and Gain

" - Portia de Rossi Unbearable Lightness is the story of living with an eating disorder.

Author: Portia de Rossi

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781742735726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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Born Mandy Rodgers just outside of Geelong, Portia de Rossi is one of Hollywood's most intriguing and talked about stars. Finding early success in the Australian film Sirens, Portia went on to star in the hit television series Ally McBeal, as well as the cult hit Arrested Development, launching her Hollywood career - and eventual high-profile marriage to Hollywood mega-star Ellen DeGeneres. But behind her success, Portia was plagued by self doubt, depression, anorexia and bulimia. Starving herself and terrified of being ‘outed' by the press, Portia lived a Hollywood nightmare for years. "There is no lonelier place than living with an eating disorder. It forces you to hide from everyone out of fear that someone might see through your controlled exterior to the festering, flesh-eating disease that lurks just under the skin. I can't express how shameful it is for the self-controlled over-achiever to find herself at a supermarket parking lot on the floor of the backseat of her car stuffing a succession of muffins in her mouth then vomiting in a plastic bag and dropping it into a trash can - all the while terrified that paparazzi were capturing the whole disgusting ritual." - Portia de Rossi Unbearable Lightness is the story of living with an eating disorder. It's also Portia's story of accepting her sexuality, coming out in Hollywood, marrying Ellen DeGeneres and what life is really like inside the Hollywood machine. Shockingly candid, outrageously funny, self deprecating and no holds barred, Unbearable Lightness is an extraordinary account of a Hollywood life not even the tabloids could make up.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476746

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 5 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie. With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable

... the usual Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, (most of the "eses") and some Greek, and some Mediterranean (whatever that. x. is). I don't like foods that are so spicy that. 29 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable Kelli Jae Baeli VIII.

Author: Kelli Jae Baeli

Publisher: Kelli Jae Baeli

ISBN: 9781440447679

Category: Humor

Page: 190

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I don't consider myself the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm certainly not a spoon. I think about things. I put human nature under a microscope. Sometimes to my own peril. And I write about it. And politics, science, cosmology, relationships, sex, coffee, my angst, my weirdness, my cats & anything else that pops or chaps. But I think you will often find me quite humorous. Especially if you like sarcasm.Unless you're just blithely cruising through life, you'll notice there's a lot going on in this macrocosm of existence. This means there's a lot going on the microcosm of my brain. Not that there's anything "micro" about my brain. Anyway-here is a collection in which I share my thoughts, ruminations, suggestions, complaints and epiphanies where these "cosms" are concerned. Wear a helmet.
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Unbearable Lightness

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Author: Portia de Rossi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781849835275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Book Analysis

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Unbearable Lightness of Being with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782808002080

Category: Literary Criticism

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Unbearable Lightness of Being with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, an intricate, cyclical novel which charts the lives of Tomas, a successful surgeon, his wife Tereza, his lover Sabina, and Sabina’s lover Franz. The narrative skilfully blends the characters’ experiences of love, political activism and happiness with philosophical musings on the “lightness” of existence, creating an engaging novel which encourages readers to reflect on the meaning of their own lives. Milan Kundera was born in Czechoslovakia, where he had a successful career as a university lecturer and author until the country was invaded by Soviet forces in 1968 following the Prague Spring. His books were banned by the Communist regime, and he moved to France in 1975. He has won a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Jerusalem Prize (1985) and the Czech State Literature Prize (2007). Find out everything you need to know about The Unbearable Lightness of Being in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

By the Same Author Aberystwyth Mon Amour Last Tango in Aberystwyth The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth From Aberystwyth with Love The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still Also Available by Malcolm Pryce ...

Author: Malcolm Pryce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408809020

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight's office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And his monkey is a former astronaut. And he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And needs solving by the following week. Louie is too smart to take on such a case but also too broke to turn it down. Soon he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs, and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who has disappeared after being fed drugged raspberry ripple ...
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A Study Guide for Milan Kundera s The Unbearable Lightness of Being

In part six of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kundera writes at length about the notion of "kitsch." Define kitsch. Find examples in magazines of kitsch from twentyfirstcentury American culture. Create a collage using these images ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410336798

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons

View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons.

Author: Katie Macalister

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514900

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons. Ysolde Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic-her Black Dragon lover-from the weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her, and once and for all clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him. For Ysolde, being a dragon is starting to bite.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Beans

This "Nonfriction Story Explosion!" consists of three tales-Sexish, Mockumentary and Miscellooneyous. Presented according to parts of the knock-off movie title. This book is a boisterous parade.

Author: Juan Trafton Schmeltanzinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1403393443

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Unbearable Lightness of Beans is a collection of the world's greatest Nonfriction. And also its first, since Dr. Juan invented the form--accidentally. This "Nonfriction Story Explosion!" consists of three tales-Sexish, Mockumentary and Miscellooneyous. Presented according to parts of the knock-off movie title. This book is a boisterous parade. Of people Doc has known, like Bill Gates, and the world's most secret fartsnitch. Places such as the cheapest little city in the world, and Mazatlan, where psychic powers pop. Characters like his first male lesbian case, and a born-again Jew who wins an OYE award. And incredible self-help know-how, including Psy-Cat-Ry, Alphabetical Therapy, and how to figure your personal spam. This is the only book that can tell you, among other things: How McDonald's burgers can bring world peace. What Columbus never knew about our Indians? How paragraphology reveals the great writers. How to easily cure Post Traumatic School Diss. Which direction you are, and where you're headed in life.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel.

Author: Milan Kundera

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0061686697

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence, we feel "the unbearable lightness of being" not only as the consequence of our pristine actions but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The author examines the book " The unbearable lightness of being by the Czech author Milan Kundera and analyzes the books three main characters in psychological terms.

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ISBN: OCLC:919626238

Category: Czech literature

Page: 371

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The author examines the book " The unbearable lightness of being by the Czech author Milan Kundera and analyzes the books three main characters in psychological terms.
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Nationalism Without Walls

Nationalism Without Walls, a profound examination of Canadian nationhood by one of our leading political commentators, remains essential reading for everyone trying to come to terms with the nature of Canada.

Author: Richard Gwyn

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771037201

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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Featuring a new epilogue bringing various aspects of Gwyn's analysis up-to-date - in particular a new section on Quebec - Gwyn explores the various options available to post-referendum Canada. Nationalism Without Walls, a profound examination of Canadian nationhood by one of our leading political commentators, remains essential reading for everyone trying to come to terms with the nature of Canada.
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Management Lives

45 Kundera, M. (1989) The Unbearable Lightness of Being. London: Faber and Faber. p. 177. 46 The Unbearable Lightness of Being, p. 192. 47 The Unbearable Lightness of Being, p. 192. 48 Nice Work, p. 114, our emphasis. 49 Nice Work, p.

Author: David Knights

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849207171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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`The authors bring a spark of vitality and life to an area that could be cynically viewed as a series of conflicting fads and fashions....I would recommend anyone in the process of reviewing or designing an entrepreneurship development course to consider the benefits that this book would bring to the teaching process' - Entrepreneurship and Innovation `Using fiction in the classroom as an approach to stimulating the study of people in organizations is well-established. What this book contributes is a way of exploring some of the existential elements of life in organizations, which are typically difficult to study. It will be on my reading lists. Hopefully, this example, and regrettably few others which exist, will contribute in the long term to the reformulation of how the lived experience of organizational life may be explored in the classroom' - Leadership & Organization Development Journal Based on courses taught by the authors over many years, this innovative text is a lively and accessible analysis of people at work and the problems they have to confront. The student is introduced to a range of key themes in management such as: power and identity; consumption and bureaucracy; rational choice and meaning all through the medium of characters and situations in contemporary literature. The clear theoretical framework, supported by footnotes, summaries and further reading guides, makes this an introduction to management the student will find useful as well as enjoyable.
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