Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

I don’t think there has ever been a book that touched me as much as Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi did. Most people probably know de Rossi as an Australian born actress who played parts in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and more recently Scandal. Personally, I have only seen Arrested Development, although Ally McBeal has been on my to-watch-list forever. Mostly, I know de Rossi as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ wife. That is also where I became aware of Unbearable Lightness and de Rossi’s eating disorder for the first time. Continue reading “Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi”

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Time for another memoir. I have been a fan of Anna Kendrick’s for awhile. I loved her in Pitch Perfect and The Last Five Years. In both of those films she sings, which speaks for my love of musicals. In 2016 she published Scrappy Little Nobody, a collection of essays about her life. Continue reading “Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick”

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who I came to know as the host of The Daily Show in the US. On the show, he is incredibly funny. In 2016 he published his autobiography Born a Crime as he was born the son of a black woman and a white man during the apartheid period in South Africa. In Born a Crime he describes his upbringing during apartheid, the time after it ended and his violent childhood.  Continue reading “Born a Crime by Trevor Noah”