Hyperion cancels book by Elizabeth Gilbert's ex

Michael Cooper, ex-husband of best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert—of Eat Pray Love fame—will not be publishing his side of the story. At least not yet. Cooper had struck a deal with Hyperion to write Displaced, his version of the divorce, but the New York Post reported this morning the project has been scuttled.

EW confirms with Hyperion spokeswoman Marie Coolman that “Hyperion had a deal with Michael Cooper, and the book has been cancelled.” Coolman did not give a reason for the cancellation, but the Post reported Cooper saying Hyperion wanted to “push the book in a more controversial direction,” which he said he was not willing to do.

The movie version of Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, opens Aug. 13.

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  • alex

    i never read Eat Pray Love.. is this the guy she meets during the course of the book?

  • Dinana

    No it’s her ex-husband…their divorce is part of what spurs her to take this journey. I’ve been reading it recently…

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