Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eat Pray Love merch

Get a whiff of this: Fresh has created three perfumes to celebrate the release of Eat Pray Love, the movie that will almost certainly match the crazy success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same name. I love lasagna as much as the next gal, but I don’t want to smell like a primi piatti.

But wait, there’s more on the brandwagon: Home Shopping Network has created a “shopping experience” of vaguely ethnic crap inspired by Gilbert’s travels to Italy, India, and Bali. We don’t need to order up a handcarved horse bench from HSN; that’s what Pier 1 is for. How do you say “duh” in Balinese? From pasta makers to power beads, an Eat Pray Shop collection sort of seems—call me crazy—counter-intuitive to the spirit of the book.

What’s next? A Liz Gilbert action figure who comes with a pizza pie, yoga mat, and Brazilian husband who looks vaguely like Javier Bardem? Please, Viking Penguin or whoever is selling the ancillary rights, revoke this license to schill. The world doesn’t need another papasan chair littering grad student apartments and rummage sales.

(photo: fresh.com)

16 comments:

McGriddle Pants said...

I liked the book her exhusband wrote... Drink, Play, Fuck.

It was entertaining as well. But without the HSN benches and perfumes :)

Julia Williams said...

Yah, does anyone care that she was "unhappy" and used that as an excuse to divorce her husband and abandon their children while she disappeared for a year to "find happiness"?!?!

wordmama said...

I agree with Julia. I found Ms. Gilbert to be very self-indulgent, and this isn't a good thing in this case. I got bored with her story, but I'll see the movie just for kicks.

Laurie Marshall said...

Funny how people presume to know enough to judge someone's "unhappiness" as being insufficient reason for a divorce - when they don't even know enough to realize that Ms. Gilbert has no children to "abandon".

I hope Julia finds a way to be happy in her life someday.

Wendi said...

My friend said, "Eat Pray, Gag." I like Julia Roberts, but I want to punch the movie AND the book and Elizabeth Gilbert in the face. Probably it's because I'm jealous I couldn't get a big advance from a publisher to travel around the world and find myself.

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Laurie Marshall said...

And what 張韓涵旺建宇 said.

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Marylyn said...

I want to punch this book in the face, let alone the movie. Sorry, that chick BUGS!

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Parabolic Muse said...

license to shill. HA!!

I hate these fucking bastards.

And what's with all the deleted comments? People upset about EPL disgust? TOO BAD! If you can tolerate EPL, you can tolerate a little dissent!

or, it could have been spam. i hear ya.

WHY do women (people) have to swallow this crap? Life is a MILLION times better than this wish fantasy stuff. Get OVER IT.

you're right.

i could use a free spa treatment.