Sunday, February 2, 2014

Carole Radziwill To Come Out With New Novel: 'The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating'


NYDailyNews.com:
In February, anyone can get between the covers with a Real Housewife.

Three of the biggest divas from the various versions of the reality series are pushing new books that month — and the saucy train-wreck TV show translates perfectly to the printed page.

If you like that sort of thing.

Carole Radziwill — the miscast classy lady of “The Real Housewives of New York” — is up first with a thinly veiled novel, “The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating.”

Then, Beverly Hills “Real Housewife” Brandi Glanville follows up her successful debut “book” “Drinking & Tweeting” by striking out in a completely same direction with “Drinking & Dating: P.S. Social Media is Ruining Romance.”

It’s an advice book (of sorts) from the woman best known for losing her C-list husband, Eddie Cibrian, to the man-stealing country warbler LeAnn Rimes.

Limping in last at the end of February is “Leggy Blonde,” a memoir by the universally unliked New York “Housewife” Aviva Drescher.

Drescher, of course, is famous for removing her prosthetic leg on camera. Her book, metaphorically, is expected to do the same: “For the first time, the native New Yorker stands on her own two feet to speak out on her fascinating life ... with true courage,” her publisher gushes.

“Fascinating life”? “True courage”? Book buyers will be the judge.

The story reveals how Drescher lost her foot in a barn accident at age 6, hoped to be “cured” by an Indian mystic, but instead ended up dancing on tables in Paris, birthing four kids by two men, changing religions, getting a law degree and wrestling with panic attacks.
It’s all so... reality TV.

The book world is most excited about Radziwill’s obvious roman a dreck in which a widow named Claire Byrnes discovers a voracious sexual appetite — and then sates it with a movie star who sounds a lot like George Clooney.

It also sounds a lot like last season of “Real Housewives,” when once cast member dropped the hint that Clooney did more than inspire Radziwill’s fiction.

“Look at that ass on Carole,” cast-member Sonja Morgan said. “No wonder George Clooney did her for a year.”

Clearly the revelations were planted to entice Clooney’s fans to Radziwill’s book. He certainly has a few million more than she does.
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