Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cookbook author 'admits cancer lie'

Published April 22, 2015. By Bookseller staff

Blogger Belle Gibson, whose recipe book The Whole Pantry was pulled by Michael Joseph in March, has admitted that she never had cancer, the Guardian has reported.

The blogger is said to confess to the deceit in an interview to be published tomorrow (23rd April) in the Australian Women's Weekly.

Gibson had run a website about her recovery from brain cancer through diet and lifestyle, on which her book The Whole Pantry was based. Michael Joseph had planned to publish this month. However it pulled publication when an investigation by the Australian raised questions about the truth of Gibson's story. The US publisher Simon & Schuster also put publication on hold. 

Gibson is now quoted as saying: “None of it’s true…I don’t want forgiveness. I just think [speaking out] was the responsible thing to do. Above anything, I would like people to say, ‘OK, she’s human

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