Sunday, February 22, 2009
The Problem with Gwyneth
Apparently, people don't really like Gwyneth Paltrow plying herself as a new-age lifestyle guru (cookbook, gym, web site called goop, TV show with Mario Batali), and this makes some people scratch their heads. Why not a Gwyneth cookbook when there's a Madonna children's book (or two). But, this doesn't surprise me. The New York Times article charting this phenomenon is all mystified, "Maybe we just like her too much as a nice to-the-manor-born Upper East Sider." Or maybe when you're born to the manor you shouldn't try to tell other people how to get there (even if there is a crystal new age interior castle built by yoga).