By Brent Osborne (@HousewifeGuy)
For all the table-flipping, screaming and stripping allegations that are tossed around on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we can always count on Caroline Manzo to be the voice of reason amongst the cast. Love her or hate her, Caroline offers valuable advice and sound judgment on the show. When Mama Manzo speaks, everybody seems to listen.
The mother of three divulges her no-nonsense approach to life in her new book, Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman. (HarperCollins)
Let me tell you something about Caroline Manzo, she is truly the most genuine celebrity I have had the pleasure to meet. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to meet and interact with Real Housewives and reality stars alike and Caroline and her familiy are absolutely wonderful!
Caroline’s book is filled with personal stories, family photos and her secret meatball recipe. Caroline also dishes about what goes on behind-the-scenes while filming RHONJ, such as when her middle child, Chris Manzo almost made a camera guy walk backwards into a pool while shooting with a $150,000 camera!
In the book, Caroline addresses marital infidelity– which is not a deal-breaker for her, especially if it was a one-night stand years ago. She shares her wisdom on raising children, keeping her marriage alive and gives honest confessions about beauty, body image and even plastic surgery.
My favorite part of the book is when Caroline shares a valuable outlook that she learned from her father: “Everybody shits on a bowl.” Take a minute and think about it. As coarse as it may sound, all that it really means is that we’re all people. At the end of the day, you, I, and the Queen of England shit on a bowl. We’re all the same.
I cannot fathom living life in the spotlight–and sometimes, neither can Caroline. “I have to pinch myself every day to make sure I’m not dreaming,” Caroline admits in the book. Caroline shares her top five “pinch myself” moments with readers, a time when she has to stop and think “what the hell am I doing here?”, one being when she attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
I want YOU to share a “pinch myself” moment with ME! Leave a comment below and describe a time when you had to stop and think, “what the hell am I doing here?” (or simply tell us why you LOVE RHONJ)! Every person who comments will be automatically entered for a chance to win our PERSONAL TBB autographed copy of Caroline’s book, “Let Me Tell You Something”.
Listen to Tara’s audio interview with Caroline below!