04/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Portia de Rossi Book Will Detail Bulemia, Relationship With Ellen DeGeneres

The book that has emerged is "definitely not self-help" and not quite a memoir--"I hate that term"--though it is absolutely autobiographical and, given her built-in platform--DeGeneres has shamelessly promoted Better Off Ted on-air--poised to be a best seller.

The story starts in 1997 (when her acting career took off) and goes through 2004 (when she began dating DeGeneres), with flashbacks to her childhood.

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