A Story of Loss and Gain
by Portia De Rossi
Atria Books, 2010, [First Edition], ISBN 9781439177785, hardcover with dust jacket,
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, with black remainder line bottom fore edge, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
'In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take a priority over every other human impulse or action. She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below 300 to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils. When this wasn't enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point ...'