Two raw eggs mixed with warm milk. Broiled lamb, steak or liver. Five carrots. And a hot fudge sundae.
This was apparently what Marilyn Monroe ate every day in 1952. And it's what Rebecca Harrington ate for 10 days while researching celebrity diets for her new book. In "I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting" (Vintage Original: $14.95 paper), the 29-year-old author tries to follow the culinary guidelines set out by svelte stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Cameron Diaz.
The results aren't always pretty. On the second day of the Monroe diet, for instance, she finds herself particularly repulsed by liver.
"I wash the globs of...