Just wanted to say that I TOTALLY agree with you on this one.
That book is both heartbreaking and exhilarating as Portia basically bares her soul for the world to see.
It's quite amazing in the way that she's not sugarcoating anything, not even the gloomy/depressing/downright ewwww-y details, but it's fantastic to read how far she has come, how she redeemed herself in her own eyes and how love and self-respect helped her all the way to recovery.
I love how brutally honest this book is. the writing is better than I expected, fluid, simple, to the point, all the more powerful for the reader.
It's one of these powerful and inspiring books. The kind that you relish and pass on to your friends. My respect and admiration for Portia grew exponentially after reading it. she's a survivor and I bet this book can help so many people with the similar sickness.
read it, it's fabulous