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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fall Book Recommendations


As much as I have found occasion to snicker at Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog for being out of touch with reality for all but the 1% (“Tips to alleviate stress: 1. Grab a few of your closest friends and head to Aspen for a few weeks of skiing and hot tubbing! 2. Ask your spa professional to add a hand and scalp massage to your daily pampering routine, somewhere between the grapefruit scrub and restorative kelp wrap! 3. Put a “Do not disturb” sign on the door to your money room and spend a meditative hour just counting. The repetition is very relaxing!”), I will say that she tends to have great taste, so when she has a recommendation I can afford, I often take heed.

And this issue has reading recommendations! The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger in particular is one I’ve been wanting to read. The list consists of fiction, cookbooks, non-fiction, self-help (guidance) and more – seems to have some good suggestions.

Gwyneth recommends:

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten
You’re All Invited by Margot Henderson
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
Small Plates & Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga
The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander
Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt
The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens
Beirut, I Love You by Zena el Khalil
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
The Best of Flair
Grace by Grace Coddington

….and many more. See the whole list at GOOP.

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