Thursday, August 25, 2011

Well Worth the Read


When warped, is the start of much of our troubles.

Once I started reading this painfully honest memior of life with anxiety and its evil stepsisters- anorexia and bulimia, I couldn't stop til I got to the end. And then I wanted more.

I must commend this actress, living in the very public eye, for revealing her dark, dark journey for all the world to read. I know she'll be appreciated by any woman who has viewed herself as ugly, inadequate, a fraud, too wide, etc, etc. But there will inevitably be those who misunderstand her words, her life, her journey.

And I'm sorry about that for her sake.

But I'm really grateful that she has the courage to take it on.


Karla said...

So glad you read it. I was transfixed by it - couldn't put it down until I was finished. Her story engulfed me for weeks afterward. Wish we could have had a "Duet" bookclub with this one!!

Bye Joycie.

Karla xo

joyce said...

transfixed/engulfed- excellent choice of words.

imagine a book club discussion involving "Wasted" (Hornbecher) and "Unbearable Lightness"

Move to the Niv so I can have a proper book club, ok?

Melanie said...

I love Portia! So brave. Can I borrow the book? I need a good one.