Gwyneth Paltrow Takes On The New York Times
3:00 pm, March 18th | by Laura Donovan
It’s common for celebrities to bring ghostwriters on board to assist with their books, but Gwyneth Paltrow claims that she penned “every word” in her cookbook, My Father’s Daughter and that the New York Times incorrectly implied that the actress paid a professional scribe for the project.
After the Times published an article last week that featured a photo of Paltrow’s cookbook with the caption, “Gwyneth Paltrow’s ghostwriter is Julia Turshen,” the Hollywood star took to Twitter to explain herself: “Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself.”
The Goop founder can tweet any explanation she’d like, but the Times piece includes further details on ghostwriter Turshen’s contributions to Paltrow’s book:
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.
If Paltrow really did do everything herself, she’d be among the few busy celebrities to publish a book without the help of a ghostwriter.