When celebrities release books (mostly memoirs), it's a sort of unspoken truth that they've turned to the services of a ghostwriter to bring it to the market. Not so Gwyneth Paltrow, who insists she wrote her recipe book all on her own.
In a recent piece in the NY Times
, ghostwriter Julia Turshen spills the beans on “My Father's Daughter,” Paltrow's book of recipes that she released last year.
She accidentally mentioned that she worked with the actress on the book – which got Gwyneth quite hot under the collar, because that's not how she remembers things happened.
“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,” the NY Times wrote.
Upset by the claim that she didn't author her own book, the actress took to her Twitter
to say the publication needed to research its facts a bit more.
“Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself,” she says on the social networking website.
However, this isn't the first time that Turshen talks about working with Paltrow on this particular project, which has prompted some speculation on how the actress has a different understanding of the term ghostwriter than Turshen herself.
“Gwyneth and I got to talking about putting a cookbook together and spent the next year or so gathering her recipes, and the stories behind them,” Turshen said in an interview shortly after the release of the book.
“The result is the new My Father’s Daughter. Full of family-oriented, ultra-reliable food, it is a personal cookbook that is authentic to Gwyneth and the way she feeds people. It is also an homage to her late father, the TV and film producer Bruce Paltrow, whom she refers to as 'a supreme gourmand',” the writer added.