Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Goop parody book, Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious by Gabrielle Moss

This wickedly funny, full-color, illustrated sendup of the trendy, pretentious celebrity website Goop is the perfect coffee table book for yourself or a friend!

Book provided for review/feature consideration

Gabrielle Moss, whose writing can be seen in GQ, The Hairpin, and many other places, has given us the gift of Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious, a much-needed, perfectly pitched parody of Gwyneth Paltrow's much-maligned lifestyle site, Goop. Much like Martha Stewart, Goop is ripe for parody, having created a world where food is a mere idea, money is no object and beauty is the goal, no matter how painful the procedure or how high the cost, be it mental, physical, or psychological. Enter Glop: a collection of ways to feel bad about yourself if you're a normal person.

Glop is a business and a website. But Glop is also a feeling. It’s about picking the right expensive organic eye cream that will make you a tall, thin, wealthy blonde WASP who fits seamlessly into the top tiers of high society and sits next to Bono at a 42-course seitan tasting dinner held in a sex dungeon deep beneath the North Pole. Glop is about being conscious to the tiny details of our lives—what to eat, where to buy your cashmere yoga pants, which juice cleanse will remove the most mercury toxins from both your body and your cashmere yoga pants. Glop is about you.

In this scathingly humorous parody, Gabrielle Moss skewers the vanity, elitism, and silliness of the lifestyle website everyone loves to hate. Here are favorite recipes, detoxes, activities, cleanses, beauty tips, juice cleanses, vacation destinations, juice cleanse-detoxes, and a selection of hand creams that will open your third eye—plus lots of celebrity namedropping and more.
Glop includes everything from the silly to sublime—make-at-home stem cell moisturizing repair masques, weekend colonics, restorative yoga poses (for when Sting is mad at you about that thing you did), and even the freshest bones for your bone broth. Here, too, are G’s essential tips on parenthood, relationships, work and finances, entertaining, food (well, maybe not food), spirituality, beauty, fashion, home, gifts, kids, and more. Nothing in Glop is sacred—except for a few Indian cows you can’t afford.

Moss was inspired to write Glop after subjecting herself to a Gwyneth-recommended "vaginal steaming" exercise, from which she escaped unscathed, but just barely.

The book is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor and an obsession with pop culture - so probably 75% of the population! Until next time...

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