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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time by Rachel Bertsche is a very engaging, entertaining memoir of one woman's attempt to model her life after a select handful of celebrities. The author chooses to diet and exercise like Jennifer Aniston, cook like Gwyneth Paltrow, dress like Sarah Jessica Parker, work like Tina Fey, meditate like Julia Roberts, nurture a supportive, healthy marriage like Jennifer Garner, enjoy pregnancy like Jessica Alba, and be the queen of having it all like Beyoncé, in the hope that if you act like a celebrity, perhaps you'll begin to feel like a celebrity (though on a budget and minus the paparazzi). There seems to be a fine line between a healthy admiration of a celebrity as a role model and an unhealthy celebrity worship/obsession, and Bertsche toes the line in a witty, entertaining fashion. The author's experiment is very reminiscent of my favorite human guinea pig, AJ Jacobs. I look forward to reading more from Bertsche in the future, but for now I'm off to explore the world of Goop!
Disclaimer: This book has been provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.