While writing the words to a book published in her name may sound a bit plebeian for the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, the haughty actress insists that she wrote every word in her cookbook herself, excoriating the New York Times for suggesting otherwise.
To be fair, Paltrow’s rep as an entitled brat does precede her- last summer, the actress denied allegations that she dressed someone down for offering her maid a ride out in the Hamptons. Paltrow’s most recent update to her Facebook page is a refutation of a New York Times article on ghostwriters, in which Paltrow’s cookbook “My Father’s Daughter” is used as the primary image. Underneath the pic, a caption reads: “Gwyneth Paltrow’s ghostwriter is Julia Turshen.”
Way buried on the third page, the article (“I Was A Cookbook Ghostwriter“) quotes Turshen, who is probably looking for a new gig as we speak. Turshen apparently crossed a line in coming out to the Times, and the piece says:
But [ghostwriting cookbooks] can also be a gateway to better things. Julia Turshen, who is writing a second cookbook with Gwyneth Paltrow after their collaboration on “My Father’s Daughter,” began as the ghostwriter for the ghostwriter on a book by Mario Batali, tagging along with a notebook as the chef filmed a culinary romp through Spain.
Well, someone isn’t telling the truth- because on Facebook, Paltrow dismisses the allegations wholesale. She huffs:
“Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself.”
Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow actually wrote her own cookbook, or do you think the woman who employs maids, chefs, nannies and Pilates trainers had a bit of help?