Well, since most of the Internet seems to hate Gwyneth Paltrow, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her fellow authors have joined the parade.
Gwyneth participated in an East Hampton Author’s Event night, and obviously her fame hijacked the night from the other authors. According to reports, Gwyneth showed up at the event with her children, her husband, and two huge bodyguards. Apparently, tons and tons of fans showed up at the event, making the Author’s Night more like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Night.
An author who was present at the event wrote on Twitter later, “Author’s night at East Hampton Library highjacked by movie stars with ghost-written cookbooks.”
Paltrow was reportedly sharing her table with Christina Oxenberg, who was promoting her book Life Is Short while Paltrow was promoting her ‘cookbook’. Christina ended up writing a pretty hilarious and insightful blog post explaining how the night’s event occurred, saying, “Slowly yet unmistakably a line began to form in front of my section of table. These folks were hushed and reverential and had a particularly earnest and focused demeanor and casting furtive eyes around, clearly single minded and clearly without any interest in yours truly. Unless you count the increasingly urgent question they posed, “Where is Gwyneth?”
According to Christina, Gwyneth never bothered to say hi or introduce herself, despite the fact that they were sharing a table. And when Christina left to get some food, Gwyneth’s bodyguards ended up blocking Christina from returning to the table, to which she hilariously adds that she was reduced to crawling under the table.
Seriously, I don’t blame all these authors for being pissed. Can you imagine? Working so hard on your book and then when it comes time for promotion, the spotlight is stolen by a celebrity who decided to churn out a few pages on her diet. Even if you’re a fan of Gwyneth’s, you have to admit that her ‘cookbook’ It’s All Good isn’t exactly the epitome of first class writing.