Magazine June 1, 2020, Issue

Your Self on Goop

(Roman Genn)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand and Netflix series offer a course in narcissism

Upset by criticism from the British tabloids, Meghan Markle, actress-turned-royal-turned-activist, told a sympathetic reporter that “it’s not enough to just survive something.” No, she continued, “that’s not the point of life, you’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.” Reportedly, Markle is now consulting with PR experts to resurrect her lifestyle blog, “The Tig,” which she shut down shortly before marrying Prince Harry. Markle is not the only celebrity to try to preach and sell a philosophy on “the point of life.” Hers will, according to one royal expert, be designed to rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial “lifestyle and wellness”

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