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  • Unbearable Lightness

  • A Story of Loss and Gain
  • Written by: Portia de Rossi
  • Narrated by: Portia de Rossi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

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 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It’s painful to read, but very telling.

  • By jessicalauren on 2018-02-13

It’s painful to read, but very telling.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-13

I only took one star off because recovery is more difficult when you don’t have the money or connections.

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • Written by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By jessicalauren on 2017-11-12

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-12

I’m disappointed that my credit went to this book. I believe in the message of the book and although it seems that the author is genuine in her endeavour to deliver the message. It was extremely vague when it came to practising the material. She made it seem incredibly easy to just snap your fingers, say a mantra and switch your vibration and mindset. She also used vague terminology to describe the process of centring yourself/raising your vibration etc. She kept saying “come back to love”, which just seems to be an over generalization. I feel that there are much better books out there with more details about the “how to” become more spiritual. Would my recommend this to anybody.

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