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'Eat Pray Love' Ex-Husband's Book Canceled

Hyperion has canceled "Displaced," the rebuttal memoir by the "Eat Pray Love" author's ex-husband Michael Cooper. Elizabeth Gilbert broke with Cooper before embarking on a global journey that provided material for her best selling book. The Guardian reports that "Displaced" would have chronicled Cooper's parallel search for purpose and self-discovery through humanitarian work across the developing world. "Displaced" was originally scheduled for a release timed to coincide with the movie adaptation of "Eat Pray Love," which will hit theaters on August 13.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, Cooper claims he finished the memoir, but split with his publisher after Hyperion pushed him to make the book more racy:

"In the end, it seemed to me that Hyperion hoped to push the book in a more controversial direction -- something I was unwilling to do. I am exploring options with other publishers."