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Book Reviews:' It's All Good', by Gwyneth Paltrow an Actress Who Has Taken to Writing

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth is better known as an actress who has acted in 46 films. Born in 1972, Gwen was born into films and acting as her father was. Her father was Bruce Paltrow and mother actress Blythe Danne, both are names to reckon in the world of cinema and acting. Gwyneth made her acting debut on stage in 1990. She began her film career in 1991. She became a familiar face after acting in films Seven (1995) and Emma (1996) . Gwyneth has won a slew of acting awards including a Teen Choice Award for the Sexiest love scene for the Film Shakespeare in Love. The film directed by John Madden was premiered in 1998. The theme was enticing as the world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Gwyneth and Writing

Having won laurels as an actress, Gwyneth ventured into the world of books. At the age of 40, Gwyneth wrote ‘It’s all good’ that has showcased her talent as a nutrition expert. The complete title of the book is ‘it’s all Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great’.

Award winner

After going through the book the stark fact emerges and a question will arise in the reader’s mind, as to how an award winning actress could have written a book on cooking. This is not a subject one can associate with an actress, more so with a a woman who has carved a niche for herself in the field of films. The fact is, she wrote the book which gathered a tremendous readership. In no time the book became a best seller.
Her First Book

This is Gwyneth’s first book and she has kept the contents simple. She has drawn heavily from her own experience and produced a book which focuses on super-healthy foods. The theme of her book is that food makes you feel better and nobody can have any reason to contest this idea of Gwyneth.

Most of Gwyneth’s recipes are completely free of dairy and sugars and at the same time look appetizing. She seems to be greatly influenced by Eastern cooking and her dishes like Crazy Good Fish Tacos, Spring Vegetable Soup, Posole, and Tandoori Turkey Kebobs have a touch of the East.



The book saw the light of the day after she reported to her doctor who advised her to eschew alcohol, tea, coffee sugars, meats, eggs deep sea fish and many more items. Worried as to what to eat led her to compile a list of foods that are good to eat. She has published these recipes in her book.

Theme of the Book

The book has a recurrent theme that food is good and as she herself is a foodie, the book brings out recipes that are not ordinarily in vogue. Her recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies and Banana "Ice Cream."

Most of the recipes showcased by Gwyneth are surprisingly easy to prepare. The book also has some lovely photographs of Gwyneth in a leisurely mood. These add to the lustre of the books contents.

Launching the Book

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Gwyneth while launching the book turned up in brief shorts that showcased her lovely legs and was an excellent advertisement for the contents of the book and what it promises. Her trim and slim figure was an excellent advertisement for the contents of the book.


Last word- Personal life

Paltrow has had her ups and down in life.At the age 24, she was engaged to actor Brad Pitt from 1994 to 1997. They called off the engagement because, according to Paltrow, she was not ready for marriage.

Paltrow began dating actor Ben Affleck in October 1997 they later worked together on Shakespeare in Love (1998).They eventually broke up in October 2000.

In October 2002, Paltrow met Chris Martin of the British band Coldplay and married him in December 2003. Paltrow was pregnant with Martin's child at the time of their wedding. Paltrow and Martin have a daughter Apple, born in May 2004, and a son Moses, born in April 2006. The relationship looks stable.


MG Singh (author) from UAE on July 30, 2021:

Tom, yes talented and sexy.

tom on July 30, 2021:

gwyneth talented actress,now famous as chef

MG Singh (author) from UAE on January 24, 2021:

Thank you ,Thelma, for spending time and commenting

Thelma Alberts from Germany on January 23, 2021:

I didn´t know that she was writing a book. Good review. Thanks for sharing.

MG Singh (author) from UAE on January 16, 2014:

Thank you Minnetonka Twin for commenting

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on January 16, 2014:

Good for Gwyneth. Sounds like that health scare brought some great changes for her and her family. It always inspires me to hear stories that start with a scare but end up being a blessing in disguise. You did a great job on this review. My brother and older sister are gluten free and seem to enjoy the foods they eat. I do think that it is a little more expensive to eat this way in the long run but I guess it's worth it.

MG Singh (author) from UAE on December 24, 2013:

Great comment suzettenaples

MG Singh (author) from UAE on December 24, 2013:

Thank you pstraubie for commenting

MG Singh (author) from UAE on December 24, 2013:

Thank you Au fait. Please go ahead

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on December 24, 2013:

Another good book review. Gwenyth Paltrow is one of my favorite actors. I have followed her career over the years. Don't forget she won an Academy Award for "Shakespeare in Love." She has been interested in cooking and nutrition all her adult life. She has been on several cooking shows in PBS and she and one of the famous chefs (I forget his name at the moment) traveled throughout Spain on a gastronomical tour. The Spanish recipes from the trip where on her web-site. She has been very interested in nutrition for her family since her children were born. I just love her and her acting work in films and I have also enjoyed her cooking moments. Thanks for bringing this nutrition book of hers to our attention. I will certainly check it out.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 24, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this ...I will be watching for it ...She is multi-talented and perhaps because she is well known some may pay attention to her suggestions. The food choices you shared make me wish to know more about her book.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

C E Clark from North Texas on December 24, 2013:

Really excellent and interesting review. I appreciate it and found it very informative. Now I will have to be on the lookout for this book second hand or at yard sales.

Going to share this article because I think it could be informative and useful to a lot of my followers. Voted up and useful also.

MG Singh (author) from UAE on December 19, 2013:

Your comment has great value Billy. Thank you

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 18, 2013:

What an interesting niche for an actress. Of course, it helps in getting the book published that she is famous. :) Thanks for the review.

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