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I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

Rebecca Harrington

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour collections & anthologies

A hilarious look at the eating habits of the skinny and famous - from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen.

Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING, her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest to diet like the stars.

Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes a la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the 'Salt Water Flush' to channel her inner Beyonce. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savoury oatmeal!), I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING is completely surprising, occasionally unappetising, and always outrageously funny.

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Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York. Penelope is her debut novel.

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