Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nia and Gwyneth : "Father's Daughters"

I know a lot of people like to hate on Gwyneth Paltrow, but I actually like her. I guess she's a girl that other girls love to hate! Her Goop newsletter (yes, I subscribe!) is often the butt of jokes as her recommendations are unattainable to most, but being the Type A woman that I am, I can appreciate it.

While her PBS show with Mario Batali fared poorly, I enjoyed it and was fascinated by how much Gwyneth appeared to eat and how she seemed so genuine - I guess this goes back to the article I mentioned in the post about 

Anyway, Nia's middle name "Adanna" is Nigerian and means "father's daughter" in Igbo. While I was scrolling through the new issue of Lonny Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook "My Father's Daughter" jumped out at me. 

{Photo Credit: Amazon}
I noticed on the Amazon reviews that the cookbook's named one of the best books of 2011. Wow! Is there nothing that Gwyneth doesn't excel at?! The reviews are pouring in and they're mostly positive with an element of surprise as seen in the titles:

Does no one have faith in her?!

The comments on these articles are scathing:

These are good reasons, and I want to believe you, and I'm sure her ghost writers are the best of the best... but I really, really don't want to give my money to this self-absorbed cow.

She's a self-absorbed hypocrite. The only time she wants anything to do with the American public is when she wants their money, be it with karoake style singing or a ghost written cookbook. She should've released this in the U.K. instead.

Do you believe she really cooks all that or her hired cook? 

But I'm sure as she's used to with all her endeavors she's letting this hate roll off her back and laughing all the way to the bank!

1 comment:

  1. Quiana - I was at Arnell when she set up her GOOP business with them (dirty little secret - they do all the work)...she actually walked by my computer in the office unexpectedly and I almost lost it :) But, seriously, she is known to have cooked with her father since she was little, and as much as I can understand the bad vibe people get from her (her strong desire for privacy is taken for snobbery), she seriously does cook well - and what is more American than capitalizing on that? I can respect that.