I’ll Have What She’s Having

I’ll Have What She’s Having


Over the course of I’ll Have What She’s Having, Ms. Harrington eats like 14 different celebrities, both dead and alive. Among them:Madonna, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolly Parton, and the GOOP goddess herself, Gwyneth Paltrow . . . The writingthough not the foodis delectable. Bari Weiss, The Wall Street Journal Novelist Harrington ( Penelope ) undertakes a hilariously ill-advised experiment in celebrity diets ranging from Beyonc’s master cleanse lemonade with cayenne pepper and maple syrup to Karl Lagerfeld’s guzzling reliance on Diet Coke… While the content is mostly lighthearted and humorous, there is a palpable undercurrent of sharp feminist commentary. — Publisher’s Weekly Fandom through weight loss well, why not? You’ll laugh out loud at the author’s attempts to follow the sometimes excellent, sometimes stomach-churning diet regimens of celebrities: Gwyneth Paltrow (tasty!), Elizabeth Taylor (peanut butter and steak, yuck), Madonna, Beyonc and more. People Magazine’s Best New Books In each chapter of her witty book, Ms. Harrington eats like various celebrities, dead and alive. Among them: Madonna, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and, of course, the domestic goddess herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. It turns out bombshells of Hollywood’s golden age had some nasty ideas about how to lose weight, particularly the gorgeous yo-yo dieter Liz Taylor. Ms. Harrington follows the diet laid out by Taylor in her 1987 book Elizabeth Takes Off.’ One dinner consists of a piece of bread topped with steak and slathered with peanut butter. But that seems to pale in comparison to Taylor’s tuna salad, which consisted of tomato paste, tuna, grapefruit, scallions and mayonnaise. She is, in short, an excellent broad with really bad taste in food,’ Ms. Harrington writes. Bari Weiss, The Wall Street Journal After the sugar-rush of the holidays come the January diet books. One of the most entertaining is I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington . . . It’s both hilarious and sad to think of Gwyneth Paltrow subsisting on kale juice and raw almonds soaked in water, or Dolly Parton trying to slim down on vats of cabbage soup. In the end, Harrington decides, we should quit worrying about being perfect, and have a slice of pizza. Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Five Faves of the Week) Harrington delves into the lives of legendary beauties in the most personal way possible: by emulating their diets. From Greta Garbo to Beyonc, Harrington chronicles the food and fitness regimens that may or may not transform us into svelte stars, too . . . Hilariously humanizing. TimeOut While this is not a tell-all of When Harry Met Sally , Harrington’s new book gives readers the inside scoop of what celebrities do to diet. Harrington actually tries these dietsincluding Pippa Middleton’s haggis and Beyonc’s salt water flush’ in this hilarious account. The Reading Room If you’re hoping to take a critical
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