Real Housewives of publishing: Every book ever written by the Bravo reality stars
Let’s face it: The Real Housewives are no longer just a frothy escape. Andy Cohen’s reality TV franchise has become a phenomenon, taking wealthy suburban matriarchs and turning them into entrepenuers, actresses, producers, momagers (looking at you, Lisa Rinna), pop stars, and, not least of all, best-selling authors. Here’s a compilation of every book written by the Real Housewives mafia.
Rinnavation: Getting Your Best Life Ever, by Lisa Rinna
Lisa Rinna was a TV staple long before she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In this book, the beloved villian shares her “best-kept secrets” on everything from feeling sexy to staying fit to balancing work and family. Basically, Rinnovation is a Real Housewives bible. Buy it here.
The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book, by Lisa Rinna and Ian Kerner
Notorious for her outrageous mouth, Rinna teamed up with sex counselor Ian Kerner to write the ultimate guide to “mind-blowing” sex. It even includes a 10-step-plan guaranteed to “rejuvenate” anyone’s sex life. Buy it here.
Starlit: A Novel, by Lisa Rinna
Yes, Rinna is quite the prolific author. When she was presented with the opportunnity to write a novel, she went for it. Starlit tells the story of the red carpets, flashing lights, and glamour of being a Hollywood A-lister. Sounds familar, right? Buy it here.
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love, by Carole Radziwill
This memoir tells the story of a small-town girl who built an award-winning career as a television producer before marrying a prince, in Anthony Radziwill, and later encountering tragedy. Buy it here.
A Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating: A Novel, by Carol Radziwill
After writing her hard-hitting memoir, the RHONY cast member decided to write a witty book losely inspired by the tragic events in her life. The novel tells the story of Claire Byrne, a glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite, and her life after the death of her wealthy, famous, slightly older husband. Buy it here.
Drinking & Tweeting: And Other Brandy Blunders, by Brandi Glanville
Brandi Glanville made a splash in Beverly Hills and quickly became the OG villian. She was loud, uncensored, and irreverent, thus making her one of the franchise’s most beloved (and hated) housewives. With this hilarious memoir, she tells all. Buy it here.
Drinking & Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance, by Brandi Glanville
In her second book, the Beverly Hills housewife shares everything she’s learned while Drinking & Dating, from “why a man would wear his hat during sex” to “why you should close your legs when you get out of a car.” Buy it here.
Pretty Mess, by Erika Jayne
Erika Girardi, better known for her sexy alter ego Erika Jayne, is one of the most successful pop stars to have emerged from the Bravo franchise. Although she’s become a fan favorite for her straight-shooting attitude and glamorous lifestyle, there’s a softer side to Girardi too. In her first tell-all memoir, she spills the tea about her acsent to fame. Pre-order it here.
Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, by Yolanda Hadid
Model-turned-Real Housewife Yolanda Hadid was suddenly struck with a mysterious disease that flipped her life upside down. Her journey was captured by cameras and sparked controversy among her cast mates, but out of her experience came out an eye-opening book about “courage and hope.” Buy it here.
Life on the Ramona Coaster, by Ramona Singer
After her 20-year marriage crumbled right in front of the Bravo cameras, Ramona Singer gave fans an honest peek at her “emotional, dynamic,” and entertaining life. Buy it here.
Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With the Housewife Who Does It All, by Kyle Richards
Growing up in the 90210 isn’t easy—just ask Kyle Richards. In this book, she shares her tips on family, men, beauty, and most deliciously, the perils of being rich and famous. Buy it here..
Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, by Taylor Armstrong
This is easily the toughest read on the list. After years of suffering in silence, Armstrong opened up her abusive husband, the late Rusell Armstrong, while also touching on her childhood and the process of healing after surviving domestic violence. Buy it here.
Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining, by Lisa Vanderpump
Besides being the richest Housewife from the Beverly Hills series, Lisa Vanderpump is also a divine entertainer. This book explains step-by-step how to achieve a Simply Divine fête a la Vanderpump. First rule? Rosé is a must. Buy it here.
A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, by Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankle is one of the most succesful entrepeneurial housewives from any of the Bravo franchises. But it wasn’t easy getting to the top and to a Place of Yes. Here, she shares her 10 commandments to achieving your goals in life. Buy it here.
I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After, by Bethenny Frankel
Relationships are tough, especially when trying to balance them on top of a professional life and reality show(s). Thankfully, Frankel has lived it all and breaks down her hard-learned wisdom into 10 steps for anyone who is ready to say yes to love. Buy it here.
Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting, by Bethenny Frankel with Eve Adamson
The RHONY castmember has built an empire around being svelte. (Skinnygirl margarita, anyone?) With Naturally Thin, Frankel is ready to help her fans achieve a “healither and thinner life” without giving up tasty meals, snacks, or drinks. Buy it here.
Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way, by Nene Leakes
It is hard to imagine Nene Leaks, one of the breakout stars from Andy Cohen’s Housewives empire, sans glam squads, Glee cameos, or Fashion Police quips. The realty is that it took her years to overcome adversity, and she bares it all in this memoir. Buy it here.
Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit: Teresa's Low-Fat, Super-Easy Italian Recipes, by Teresa Guidice
After two succesful books, Teresa Guidice is done flipping tables, turning up the heat in the kitchen instead. The RHONJ queen shares her secrets to livng “La Bella Vita — the skinny way.” Buy it here.
Skinny Italian, by Teresa Giudice
Guidice shares the secrets to her svelte figure while enjoying the delights of authentic and inexpensive Italian food in this cookbook. Skinny Italian marked Giudice’s transformation from fan-favorite Housewife to New York Times best-selling author. Buy it here.
Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, by Teresa Giudice
RHONJ star Teresa Giudice reveals scans from her prison diary, describes the final moments with her husband Joe Giudice before he left for his own prison sentence, and offers much more in her first tell-all memoir. Buy it here.
Standing Strong, by Teresa Giudice
Class With the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair, by Countess Luann de Lesseps
More Than a Housewife, by Vicki Gunvalson
Vicki Gunvalson may be a lot of things, but a slacker is not one of them. In this book, she describes how she upgraded from stay-at-home mom to entrepreneur, and advises others on how they can do the same. Buy it here.
Little Kids, Big City: Tales From a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle), by Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen
Today, Alex McCord is a certified psychologist living with her family in Australia; 10 years ago, she was a member of the original cast for the Real Housewives of New York. During her four-season tenure on the show, McCord and her husband penned this book to share their wisdom on raising small children in a bustling metropolis. Buy it here.
The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey — In Her Own Words, by Danielle Staub
Staub was embroiled in controversy following the publication of a book about her ex-husband (and confidential FBI informant) Kevin Maher. In The Naked Truth, the New Jersey housewife reclaims her narrative. Whether it be modeling gigs, jail time, or exotic dancing, Satub isn’t holding back. Buy it here.
Death in Daytime, by Eileen Davidson
Before joining the Housewives club, Davidson established herself as a daytime soap opera queen. With one Emmy under her belt and a couple nominations, the actress decided to write a mystery inspired by the behind-the-scenes drama of daytime — mixed with a little murder. Buy it here.
Dial Emmy for Murder: A Soap Opera Mystery, by Eileen Davidson
The adventures of Eileen Davidson’s fictional daytime queen, Alexis Peterson, continue as she tries to find out who’s behind the disappearance of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Buy it here.
Diva Las Vegas, by Eileen Davidson
Alexis Peterson finds herself mingiling with Hugh Hefner in this third installment from Davidson. It’s all fun and games until her friend is found dead, at which point she heads to Las Vegas and tries to avenge the woman’s death. Buy it here.
Swingin’ in the Rain, by Eileen Davidson
The fourth installment in Eileen Davidson’s Soap Opera mystery series finds the amateur detective Alexi Peterson solving a mystery that “strikes too close to home.” Buy it here.
Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, by Melissa Gorga
Melissa Gorga, sister-in-law to fellow New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice, offers relationship advice to help readers achieve the level of bliss she has in her marriage to Joe Gorga. “Treat your husband like a king!” she wrires. “And in return, you’ll be treated like a queen!” Buy it here.
Leggy Blonde: A Memoir, by Aviva Drescher
You might wonder: What sets the memoir of Aviva Dresher, the 5’10” blond bombshell who blew through The Real Housewives of New York City for seasons 5 and 6, apart from the mounds of other housewife memoirs? Well, does any other memoir detail the tragic loss of a leg and the numerous attempts to reattach it? We think not. Buy it here.
Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman, by Caroline Manzo
RHONJ favorite Carol Manzo, who completed five seasons on the show before leaving in 2013, put her years of experience as a mother and businesswoman on paper to inform others on her path to success. Buy it here.