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11 Real Housewives Who Wrote Real Books from New Jersey to Beverly Hills

Kyle Richards Promoting Her Book

When opportunity knocks, you know you better open the door. And that’s just what these eleven Real Housewives (and moms) did when the were given the very forunate opportunity to pen their own book either on their own or – in many cases – with a more established author.

Many struggling writers would do anything to get their own book published, but these ladies – who probably never thought five years ago they’d be published – were given such a chance. Some wrote about their lives, others gave entertaining advice, some wrote cook books, but from Real Housewives of Orange County to Real Housewives of New York City, Real Housewives books are hot sellers.

So what Real Housewives got to add author to their resume? Check out 11 who have put out books right here!

  • Kyle Richards 1 of 11
    Kyle Richards
    Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All
    About: ""How she achieves that perfect mix of celebrity and normality. In this collection of the best tips, advice, and strategies she knows, Kyle's talking friend to friend so you can create that blend of glitz and know-how in your own life."
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  • Taylor Armstrong 2 of 11
    Taylor Armstrong
    Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within
    Coming out Feb 2012
    About: "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."
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  • Lisa Vanderpump 3 of 11
    Lisa Vanderpump
    Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining
    About: "Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. Lisa shares her tips and tricks for creating the perfect gathering: whether you're hosting a cozy winter dinner for six, throwing a poolside BBQ, or just hanging out with your closest friends, Lisa has just the menu and entertaining hints that will make it both simple AND divine."
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  • Bethenny Frankel 4 of 11
    Bethenny Frankel
    A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
    About: In her second book Bethenny "opens up and shares the obstacles she overcame and the great success she has enjoyed while discovering how to approach life from "A Place of Yes." Bethenny's path was not always clear as she overcame a difficult childhood, failed relationships, entrepreneurial efforts that never quite got off the ground, and lifelong money struggles. To deal with these challenges, Bethenny developed ten rules for pursuing her goals with authenticity and drive."
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  • NeNe Leakes 5 of 11
    NeNe Leakes
    Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way
    About: In "this straight-talking and provocative memoir Nene charts her journey from the family black sheep to single motherhood to making good and realizing her dream. Nene tackles her painful childhood, the abuse she suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend, her struggle to support her firstborn son, and her path to true love, self-acceptance, and pride."
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  • Teresa Giudice 6 of 11
    Teresa Giudice
    Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook
    About: A follow up to her first best seller. Here Teresa, "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"
  • Countess LuAnn de Lesseps 7 of 11
    Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
    Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair
    About: "She shares her savvy advice and her inspiring story in Class with the Countess."
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  • Vicki Gunvalson 8 of 11
    Vicki Gunvalson
    More Than a Housewife
    About: "Her book is about "the reality of dealing with reality Starting with her childhood and progressing through her business life, she shares her personal insights to recognizing purpose and direction and the actions she took to create a profitable business and a very comfortable lifestyle. Included in Vicki s book are many tell-tale insights and experiences while being on the hit Bravo TV show."
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  • Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen 9 of 11
    Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen
    Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle)
    Little Kids, Big City, a lighthearted and critically acclaimed he-said, she-said rant, about their experiences raising their two young children in the Big Apple. More of a Momoir (and Dadoir) covering the last 10 years of their lives, Alex & Simon write with a unique and humorous insight into the challenges facing parents today. "
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  • Danielle Staub 10 of 11
    Danielle Staub
    The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey--In Her Own Words
    About: "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. . ."
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  • Catherine Ashley 11 of 11
    Catherine Ashley
    Inbox Full
    About: "This is an extraordinary true story of choices and where they can lead you. Fear and loneliness, painful lessons and hilarious escapades, a rollercoaster ride from spiritual adventures in Peru to all night parties in Ibiza."
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