Mention it all — in a book! Plenty of Real Housewives have started their own beauty brands and clothing lines, but there’s no more common pastime in the franchise than writing a book.Forty Housewives past and present have become authors over the years, writing everything from self-help guides to children’s books and juicy memoirs. Teresa Giudice, the most prolific author from the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast, began her writing career in 2010 with the publication of her first cookbook, Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It — Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!The recipe guide was a commercial success, but its 2011 sequel — Fabulicious!: Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook — wasn’t such a hit with her castmates. Caroline Manzo took issue with a line that described her cooking “as Italian as the Olive Garden,” while Melissa Gorga felt slighted by Teresa’s claim that she copied her sister-in-law down to “the chairs on my front porch.”In order to view the video, please allow Manage CookiesThe New Jersey cookbook drama was hardly the last time a Real Housewives tome caused tension among friends.
In April 2022, Erika Jayne made headlines when she shared an Instagram photo of costar Garcelle Beauvais‘ memoir in the trash. “Garcelle, even though you unfollowed me I’m sure you’ll see this,” the Georgia native captioned the post.Six months later, however, Lisa Rinna confessed that she was the person who threw Love Me as I Am in the garbage.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum explained that she was upset by an early edition of the book, which discussed her daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin‘s eating disorder.