The New York Times has an amazing (and extremely funny) article today.
It’s called “I Was a Cookbook Ghost Writer” and it tells the story of young chefs and writers who create recipes, instructions, and even entire dishes for celebrity “authors.”
(Although, let’s be real – since Gwyneth Paltrow is perfect in all things, even though her book is mentioned in this story, there’s no way she didn’t write it herself – and also do her own hair and makeup, rewrite several books of the Talmud, and perfect a yoga pose at the same time…:) )
“I realized then that what had seemed like a dream job — helping restaurant chefs translate their culinary genius to the printed page — would hold more humiliations than I’d imagined.”
And now we wonder:
How long until the article’s author, Julia Moskin, turns this story into a book deal of her own?
Or better yet – a CW Drama about a “ghostwriter” who adores cooking so much, and has such an unacknowledged talent for it, that she soon becomes a Cyrano De Bergerac for a blonde lifestyle mogul?!
(We’d totally cast Kristen Bell in such a show, if it existed… which it probably will by next pilot season…)