Turning the Tables

From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again

Author: Teresa Giudice,K.C. Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501135112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6959

Convicted on federal fraud charges, Giudice was sentenced to fifteen months in prison. Her tiny prison cubicle in Connecticut felt so far removed from the glamorous world portrayed on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. What was a skinny Italian to do? Keep a diary, of course.... Now she comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, dealing with chaos and catfights on national television, and eventually, coming to terms with the reality of life in prison.

Turning the Tables

From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again

Author: Teresa Giudice,K.C. Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501135120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9914

Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has seen it all but nothing could compare to the media firestorm that ensued after she was convicted on federal fraud charges—and sentenced to fifteen months in prison. What was a skinny Italian to do? Keep a diary, of course… In her very first tell-all memoir, Teresa comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, starting a family, dealing with chaos on national television, and coming to terms with the reality of life in prison. Featuring scans from her coveted prison diary, Turning the Tables captures some of the most memorable moments of her stay, including the fights she witnessed, the awkward conundrum of being trapped when a fellow inmate had a…guest…over, and the strength she found while confined between four concrete walls. Now with an exclusive bonus chapter, Teresa reflects on the days following her December 2015 release, and the heart-wrenching weeks leading up to the night she had to say good-bye to her husband, Joe…who has left to serve his own prison sentence. Even at her lowest of lows, Teresa was able to live la bella vita by staying positive and realizing her purpose. Friends, foes, and fans have speculated about Teresa’s life off-camera, but nothing will prepare you for the revelations she makes in this entertaining and ultimately heartwarming memoir.

Turning the Tables

From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again

Author: Teresa Giudice,K. C. Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781501135101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8635

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately uplifting first-ever memoir. “People think they know everything about me…but they don’t. Not even close.” Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has seen it all, but nothing—not even Real Housewives scandals—could compare to the media firestorm that ensued after she was convicted on federal fraud charges. The infamous, fun-loving Jersey mom of four was sentenced to fifteen months in the same prison where Piper Kerman—the real-life inspiration behind Orange Is the New Black—did her time. Her tiny prison cubicle in Connecticut felt so far removed from the glamorous world portrayed on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. What was a skinny Italian to do? Keep a diary, of course… In her very first tell-all memoir, Teresa comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, meeting the love of her life and starting a family, dealing with chaos and catfights on national television, and eventually, coming to terms with the reality of life in prison. Featuring never-before-seen scans of her prison diary, Turning the Tables captures some of the most memorable moments of her prison stay, including the cringe-inducing fistfights she witnessed, the awkward conundrum of being trapped when a fellow inmate had a…guest…over, and the strength she found while confined between four concrete walls. Even at her lowest of lows, Teresa was able to live la bella vita by staying positive and realizing her purpose. Friends, foes, and fans have speculated about Teresa’s prison experience, but nothing will prepare you for the revelations she makes in this entertaining and heartwarming memoir. “The world will see a new Teresa. A different Teresa. Well, actually, the Teresa I always was.”

Standing Strong

Author: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501179209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7115

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Giudice opens up about the last few tumultuous years in her candid emotional memoir. In her second memoir, Teresa chronicles her life since her release from prison and what it’s been like to weather difficult times as a single mother. Though she recounts the happy memories she has experienced, she also touches upon some of the darkest times of her life, including her parents’ hospitalizations for severe medical issues in late 2016, which led to the tragic passing of her mother in 2017. With unparalleled honesty and courage, Teresa opens up in Standing Strong in ways she never has before, showing her fans what it truly means to be a survivor.

Skinny Italian

Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

Author: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395937

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 5199

Eat Spaghetti and Still Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans To many of us, "diet" is a four-letter word. And rightfully so. Starving yourself thin or keeping track of each bite like pennies in your checkbook is no way to live. So what's a girl with skinny jean dreams supposed to do? Teresa Giudice has the answer. In fact, she was born with it. The first-generation Italian-American mom of four and svelte star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey credits her knockout figure to her Old World upbringing. And now, in her fun, encouraging, and budget-friendly cookbook, she skewers the myth that looking fabulous has to be a chore. In Skinny Italian, she reveals how to: substitute tedious meal plans with simple, flavorful recipes; choose fresh, flavorful ingredients instead of counting calories; slow down and enjoy a faster metabolism; replace starvation with celebration by adopting an Italian attitude to cooking, eating, and entertaining; love food, love eating, and still love your body afterward! Teresa shows how anyone can master the cornerstones of Italian cuisine. Learn how to make six different tomato sauces from scratch, how to choose and use the right olive oil, and how to prepare over sixty Giudice family recipes straight from Salerno. From Gorgeous Garlic Shrimp to Beautiful Biscotti, you'll want to make these sumptuous recipes again and again. Discover how easy and economical wholesome, homemade cooking can be. Skinny Italian is not a diet book. It's an "eat it and enjoy it" book. Join Teresa and discover how gorgeous can be a sumptuous side effect to living la bella vita.

Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit

TeresaÕs Low-Fat, Super-Easy Italian Recipes

Author: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762445440

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 6318

A star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" provides more than sixty healthy recipes, including light versions of Italian favorites, including spaghetti bolognese, veal scaloppine, and fettuccine alfredo.

Love Italian Style

The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage

Author: Melissa Gorga

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466837985

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5232

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga shows you how to love your man and keep him happy, satisfied, faithful, and devoted to you. What you see is what you get with Melissa Gorga. On Real Housewives of New Jersey, she's that beautiful, ambitious woman with a successful career who puts her family first. In fact, her stable yet sexy marriage to lovable Joe is a welcome antidote to the constant fighting and backbiting on the show. Despite the pressure of life in the spotlight, she makes marriage look easy. How does she do it? Melissa's overriding principle: Treat your husband like a king! And in return, you'll be treated like a queen! In Love Italian Style, Melissa shares her (and his) secrets to relationship success—generations-tested old-fashioned values served up with a modern, sexy twist. To her, the four tenets to a happy marriage are respect, honesty, loyalty, and passion (underscore passion). By sharing her and Joe's life together—from the story of their first date to how they still keep it hot in the bedroom a decade later—Melissa admits that, yes, marriage has been a lot of work, but the rewards are ten-fold. With her time-tested strategies, you can "Gorganize" your own relationship, strengthen your bond, and amp up the passion for lifelong bliss. Some of Melissa's how-to's: · Dress to impress your man. · Flirt with your hubby. · Cook Italian style. · Fight right. · Keep the romance alive and the home fires burning. · Raise little princes and princesses. This playful guidebook promises to make any marriage better—the Gorga way!

Fabulicious!

Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook

Author: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 076244309X

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5029

As the breakout star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has quickly become a household name--and a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Skinny Italian, showcased the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine. Now she returns with 60 more flavorful family recipes straight from Salerno--with an emphasis on preparing, serving, and eating meals with the ones you love. Teresa shares her simple, inexpensive, and "fabulicious" dishes, including: • Secret family recipes: Featuring her Mama's meatballs and her mother-in-law's Ti Amo Tiramisu, the dessert that loves you back. • Celebration cooking: From one-dish feasts to the perfect potluck take-alongs, including entertaining tips for any occasion. • Light lunches: Spotlighting lighter fare, smaller portions, and sensational salads (as well as Panini!). • Kid friendly meals: How to go beyond mac-and-cheese, and get little ones involved in the kitchen. Whether you're packing lunches or fixing a weekend feast, Teresa has just the recipe that will keep your family coming back for more--and living La Bella Vita!

Fabulicious!: On the Grill

Teresa's Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes

Author: Teresa Giudice

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762449861

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 3065

With three New York Times bestsellers and continued stardom on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa has more tasty recipes to share with her fans. This next cookbook features Teresa's signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking—but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill, including: Foolproof sauces, rubs, and marinades Hearty red meat & chicken recipes Easy Seafood Low-fat veggie grilling Pizzas out-of-the-oven Off-the-grill sides Delicious desserts And more tips on backyard entertaining Including special "bikini" recipes for lite eating, fun fare for kids, as well as dozens of tips from husband "Juicy" Joe Giudice, Fabulicious On the Grill has everything you need to cook and dine al fresco!

The Naked Truth

The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey--In Her Own Words

Author: Danielle Staub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439182918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3767

Meet the Real Danielle… You’ve seen her on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, turning heads, raising eyebrows, and igniting feuds with her feisty suburban neighbors. Now, the always fascinating Danielle Staub gets real about her scandalous past in the year’s most explosive tell-all memoir. . . . When she signed on to appear in a reality TV show, Danielle had no idea what she was getting herself into. Hoping for a new lease on life after her recent divorce, the single mother of two became the target of vicious gossip, heated arguments, and endless controversy. When her housewife costars confronted her with the true crime book written about her ex-husband, the you-know-what hit the fan. Danielle knew she could no longer keep her checkered past a secret—and she had to set the record straight. This is the real Danielle Staub, in her own words, as you’ve never seen her before. The child of an unmarried Italian teenager, Danielle was born in Pennsylvania (under the name Beverly Merrill) after her mother was pressured by her well-to-do family to leave Italy and not return until after she’d put her baby up for adoption. After years of sexual abuse, she fled to Miami, where she became a model, living the kind of lifestyle she could only dream of as a child. She partied like a rock star and with them as well, but ended up marrying a deceitful man who held dangerous secrets of his own. Soon Danielle was caught up in a tangled web of lies, drugs, and abuse that landed her in the hospital more than once. How she survived—leaving her husband, changing her name, and finally giving birth to two lovely daughters—is one shocking story you have to read to believe. If you thought The Real Housewives of New Jersey gave you the real story of Danielle Staub, you don’t know the half of it. Filled with glamour and grit, heartbreak and heroism, this brave, no-holds-barred memoir reveals the naked truth behind reality TV’s most talked-about star. “You either love me or you hate me, there is no in between .” —Danielle Staub For the first time ever, one of the stars of the hit television show The Real Housewives of New Jersey tells her side of the story, including . . . • The truth behind Cop Without a Badge, the book that shocked the other housewives in the first season’s explosive finale. • Her flashy, fast-paced life as a Miami model—and exotic dancer. • Her controversial arrest and time spent in prison. • Her wild hookups with famous celebrities, including an Olympian and a Miami Vice star. • Her abusive childhood, rocky marriages, stormy divorces—and her triumphant rise as one of television’s most intriguing personalities. It’s all here—and all real—in this straight-from-the-hip memoir from the Real Housewife who has all of New Jersey talking . . . and the whole world watching.

Hiding from Reality

My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within

Author: Taylor Armstrong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451677723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6429

Taylor Armstrong, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo, pulls back the curtain on the years she suffered in silence through domestic violence in this searingly honest account of her troubled marriage to the late Russell Armstrong. The terrible truth is that I felt lost without the control that Russell had imposed on me for the nearly six years that we were married. Disturbingly, I missed that control. I didn’t know what to do once I had no one there to tell me how to dress, act, and behave; what to want; and who, even, to be. In some ways, I missed the abuse. I missed the pain. I missed being scared. Not because I liked feeling any of that. But because it was the life I had become accustomed to, and without anyone to be afraid of, to apologize to, and to cover for, I felt completely lost. Reality hit Taylor Armstrong hard one tragic evening last August when she found the body of her estranged husband, Russell, hanging in his California home. Fans across the country were shocked at the horrific news of his death and even more shocked to discover that behind the glittering “reality” of Taylor’s life on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lurked a painful story of emotional and physical abuse that she had been terrified to tell. To the outside world, the Armstrongs lived like royalty, throwing lavish parties—including a memorable tea party for their daughter’s fourth birthday—and mingling with their privileged Housewives co-stars. It was impossible to hide the cracks in their marriage from the cameras forever, though, and their darkest secrets slowly began to seep through the gilded façade. With searing honesty, Taylor candidly examines her difficult journey from the abusive home in which she was born to the low self-esteem that kept her constantly on the run from herself, to the tumultuous marriage that ended in suicide, and ultimately to her realization that only by sharing her moving story could she help other women.

Let Me Tell You Something (Enhanced Edition)

Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman

Author: Caroline Manzo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062274082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 826

This enhanced digital edition includes 17 exclusive videos of Caroline and her family dispensing straight-talk advice on friendships, life, and love, sharing trademark "Carolinisms," cooking easy and delicious recipes not included in other editions of the book, and more! Let Me Tell You Something offers insights and and lessons on how to create a happy and fulfilling life from Caroline Manzo, the tell-it-like-it-is, breakout star and fan favorite of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In this personal and practical guide, Caroline Manzo reveals how she has achieved a life that many viewers envy—a close relationship with her children, a strong marriage, and a firm belief in loyalty to friends. She brings her life experience and pragmatic outlook to tough questions about family, friendship, love, and more. With wit and wisdom, Manzo opens up about life, family, raising children, love, and aging. Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman includes personal color photographs and lots of sage advice.

Pretty Mess

Author: Erika Jayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501181912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4567

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she’d just be “another rich bitch with a plane”—so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn’t make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There’s much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story. As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she’s strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!

Mob Daughter

The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

Author: Karen Gravano,Lisa Pulitzer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250015200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9696

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss—and John Gotti's right-hand man—is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in. This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

Life on the Ramona Coaster

Author: Ramona Singer

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1618688758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

View: 9987

A candid, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the emotional, dynamic and often entertaining life of Ramona Singer, the spunky, tell-it-like-it-is reality star whose unfiltered personality viewers have adored through seven seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City. In this alternately heart-wrenching and hilarious memoir, Ramona offers readers a look at her dysfunctional childhood, her parents’ abusive relationship, her inspiring journey of renewal, and opens up for the first time about the events surrounding the tragic collapse of her twenty-year marriage. Never before have her fans seen her so raw, introspective and honest.

Life Is Not a Reality Show

Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All

Author: Kyle Richards

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062113496

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 7288

In Life Is Not a Reality Show, breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards reveals everything she’s learned about succeeding without getting stuck up, with insights into everything from keeping a marriage fresh while juggling four kids (with not a nanny in sight) to finding the best beauty steals and home-decorating inspirations. Pop culture fanatics and fans of hip, no-nonsense women’s books from Kelly Cutrone, Bethenny Frankel, and Brandi Glanville will find all they’re looking for and more in Richards’s Life Is Not a Reality Show.

Turning Tables

Author: Heather MacDowell,Rose MacDowell

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780440337577

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4606

Downsized from her boutique firm, Erin panics as she watches her career ambitions plunge into free fall. Why else would the savvy twenty-eight-year-old take a job as…a waitress? A favorable word from a family friend gets Erin in the door at Roulette, Madison Avenue’s newest exclusive haunt and home to a celebrity chef with a talent for cutting-edge cuisine and spotting the weakest link. Life behind the apron is even worse than she imagined–from mangling orders to overimbibing at a wine seminar, Erin finds herself in hot water with the egomaniacal chef and the owner’s outrageous wife. And then there’s the dismissive, surly clientele, all but Daniel Fratelli, a flirtatious TV news producer. Is Daniel really as down-to-earth as he seems? Or will he eventually succumb to one of the many glamorous uptown girls in his own social circle? Determined to prove that she won’t crack under pressure, Erin begins to master the art of waitressing–becoming part shrink, part slave, and part foie gras hustler. But her continuing series of disastrous missteps quickly sends her right back to the bottom of the food chain. Forced to prove her commitment by organizing the storage area and alphabetizing produce after hours, Erin wonders if she’ll ever make it back to the real world. But with a little help from her quirky best friend, she comes up with an idea that might take her life in a whole new direction–and that’s just the first course…. From the Hardcover edition.

Cop Without a Badge

The Extraordinary Undercover Life of Kevin Maher

Author: Charles Kipps

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439176375

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 1884

What's the difference between a cop and Kevin Maher? Kevin doesn't have a badge. And he doesn't play by the rules. Cop Without A Badge tracks confidential informant Kevin Maher as he helps the NYPD, the FBI, and many other law enforcement agencies solve cases that range from robbery to extortion to homicide. In the process, Kevin becomes the highest paid CI the DEA ever had. But Kevin's motives are more complicated than simply money. Having been arrested for Grand Theft Auto at the age of sixteen, his felony conviction prevents him from being what he always wanted to be: a police officer. So now he's out to prove to himself he truly is what he could've been. A cop. Even without a badge. Kevin Maher was 39 years old and living in New Jersey in 1996 when Cop Without A Badge was first published. Maher now works as a private investigator in the state of California.

Beyond Orange County

A Housewives Guide to Faith & Happiness

Author: Lydia McLaughlin

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617955493

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2218

Despite being asked to remain on “Real Housewives of Orange County,” mother of two, Lydia, made the controversial decision to walk away from the popular franchise to pursue her passions—her faith and her family. Lydia will share the inside scoop from the television series. But more importantly, she will inspire you to examine your own life and inspire you to boldly live out the calling God has given you.

Write Your Own Fairy Tale

The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms

Author: Siggy Flicker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198557

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 1927

Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Siggy Flicker knows that happily-ever-after isn’t a guarantee. You have to work for it. Smart and sassy relationship expert Siggy Flicker is your new fairy godmother. Having matched more than a thousand couples and embraced her own second chance at love, she knows finding a prince is no picnic. Now she’s sharing the keys to building a fairy-tale romance, beginning with a honest assessment of what you really want to be happy. To help readers create the healthy, lasting relationships they deserve, Siggy is sharing her honest, empowering advice, including: • Define the relationship you want. Set an intention and true love will follow. • Forget what looks good “on paper.” Sure he’s Mr. Right, but is he right for you? • Take a break from your dating rut with a Dating Detox. Step back and reevaluate your dating behavior. • Learn how to make the most of the first five minutes. First impressions are important, so learn to send the right signals. • Happily ever after means forever. Continue to work hard to keep your relationship strong and passionate. In Write Your Own Fairy Tale, readers will get a tried-and-true comprehensive guide to the first six months of dating and Siggy’s exclusive plan to get over heartbreak ensuring you’ll get from agony to over it in just six simple steps. Featuring practical exercises, real-life success stories, and lessons Siggy learned the hard way, Write Your Own Fairy Tale is a wake-up call for everyone looking for love—and a guide for making sure you get the happiness you truly deserve. From the Trade Paperback edition.