Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel can now add another accolade to her name - New York Times bestselling author!
Bethenny's Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting has climbed to number five on the Times How-To/Misc. list. Be sure to check out our photo gallery of Bethenny's book signing tour, but before you do, riddle me this: Which lovely OC lady dropped by to pick up her very own copy of B's bestseller? (Hint: She's considering writing her own tell-all, Housewives Gone Wild, Botox Gone Bad.)
I think Bethany & Jill are the most "realistic" housewives. Bethany, all the best on your flourshing career.
Bethenny---You Go Girl!!! Congrats on your book. Now when NeNe's book is released, I want Bravo to give her this same type of shine.
Bethenny, suggestion: (if you own the clothes) you should auction the clothes that you wore for your photoshoot for the magazine cover.
In fact, Alex mentioned that she couldn't wear one of her dresses again because she was photographed in it already. So it would be great if all of you housewives auction items from the show!!!
Bethenny, congrats on your book. Thank you and Bravo for allowing us to read some chapters. I believe the "Taste everything, eat nothing" phrase comes from the Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet book by Dr. Tarnower. I look forward to reading the rest of this book. Thanks again.
Bethany's book is a recipe for health disaster. She claims it isn't dieting, however her food "bank account" has been done in different forms for decades from Richard Simmons Deal A Meal to Weight Watchers Points. My main concern with the book is there is very little nutritional value and lots of alchohol in the Bethany Bytes section. This is a bad example for women who tend to starve themselves and there is no way it will lead to healthy weight loss.
Bethany Love you this season- you seem so focused and seem like you;re having fun. I do love the imitations of Jill, they are a riot!! I do miss your drama as a viewer, but I bet you don't as a woman. best of luck with the book!
this is for andy cohen,why dont you do a real housewives in the midwest you have the west coast,east coast,and the south.now its time for the midwest hint:chicago
Bethany, I want to say congrsts on the book. I would also like to wish you well with everything in life. I watch the show all the time be encouraged. Love will come when you least expect it, and it will be better than anything you could ever dream. So stay strong and continue to be the best you.... Cause the person that's out there for you will love the whole you, and you will not have to change. Well wishes!!!!!
Love Housevives of NYC - Bethenny and Jill are the BEST! Down to earth, funny, entertaining, beautiful and smart -would love to meet them some day.
I like Bethany more after her kindness to Alex on last weeks episode. I think Alex is the "real" housewife and she is certainly my favorite and I like Bethany more for being kind to her. I think Ramona stinks, there is nothing real there.
I love Bethanny and Jill- but is Bethanny really a chef? We've never seen her cook! Does she have a website or anything? I'd like to see her on iron chef to see what she's made of!
Bethany- I think you should be a comedian.Some of the one liners are over the top. You make me watch....I am addicted to this look at your life.
I just love this program! I always wanted to live the life of a NYC gal. I travel to NY as much as I can and love just watching the people.
Bethany, congrats on your book. I have a question for you about Celiac Disease and how to cook the foods that I am allowed to have, any chance you could do a show on this food allergy? I have been dealing with this for 2 years now and I get sick all the time, which is not good. So if you could please let me know I would love to meet with you and get your opinion of this issue. Thanks and Good Luck. My doctor is not helping anyway, he told me and that was the end a Gluten Free diet the rest of my life. By the way I am looking for a new doctor!
Bethany, I picked up the book today.Love it!I want to see you as a chef on the show.You are my favorite one to watch.Anychance of seeing you in Nashville for a book signing?
Becoming recently unemployed, I've had no choice but to watch the daily marathons of NYC Housewives and I have to say, you're one of the reasons. No disrespect to the other show members, but you seem to be the only one that really tells it like it is without being condescending or pandering to the "socialites". Also, love when it's just you and Jill hanging out.
Bethany!!! You rock!!! You are beautiful!!! Wonderful!!! Very smart!!! Please don't let ignorant people's remarks about re-touching, etc..., get to you! YOU ROCK TOTALLY!
Bethenny, You are a delightful and charming gal! Congratulations on your book, hope it climbs to #1. But know that you are already #1 on the show and the only reason to watch. Let's make dinner one night and enjoy an evening together.
Bethenny you are the BEST part of this show!! You are real! You say what is on your mind, and even if you don't say it perfectly I get the sense that what you say you mean! You kick major butt and Kelly needs to just take a backseat to you. Kelly, watch you have much to learn! Jill, you are very cool and you have more class than The Countess ever thought about! Alex and Simon, hey you are who you are and that's cool too. The rest of the bunch.... whateve!
Bethenny is by far my favorite. She is down to earth and seems to be the most genuine. I wish her much success with her new book!
I'm a "Housewives" addict. Love Jill and Bethany the best. You are great. Jill your mother is such a sweetheart! You are so lucky to have such a caring and insightful mother. Love you lots Jill, especially after the "protest" at the UN. Good for you. Bethany, you need to get over your childhood. Throw it all out with the garbage, pick yourself up and don't let it control you now. It is going to be O.K. to be vulnerable at times. Just remember people are not always out to get you. I can't wait to get a copy of your book..good for you! Ramona? Love ya but sweetie, you have issues. You are not 14, and sorry but, you might not always be right. Best you learn when to let go and shut up when confronting others. They don't and probably won't always see things the same way you do. I think Simon and Alex also need help. Their social climbing is just plain sickening. Get real. Simon, I think you are really a Queen and would be more comfortable in womens clothes. Alex, for gods sake, stand up straight! Your posture is horrible, girl. LuAnn I really like how grounded you are. You are the kind of person whose opinion I would value. I can't wait for your book. Etiquette is something sadly missing in American society. Kelly, I know it is difficult to the the new girl on the show but come on now, no one elected you the Queen as far as I know. Dahling, you aren't that hot looking anymore and your nose seems to be stuck in a cloud somewhere. The 70's are definitely OVER luv. Just some advice from a MIDWEST HOUSEWIFE.
Bethenny I like u, I really think u r the best one in the show, you are so down to earth, you always keep it real,i wish you the best in your personal life and of course in your career, you really deserve it girl !!!!!
Bethenny is the best "housewife" except you're never in your house! You cook but we never see it! But your attitude is great and you are not afraid to be vulnerable and thats good. Tell Kelly to take a hike! She's a big snobby jerk.
Congratulations on your book. You and Jill are my favorites. You are both kind, sweet, generous and real. Don't worry when you least expect it, love will come to you.
I feel so, so sorry for LuAnn (countess) and the other wanna be Kelly. They are so full of themselves. Their insecurities and jealosuy just comes out of their pores every week.
All the best to you, Jill and your loved ones.
Bethenny, you are an amazing person. Your reactions to everyone in every situation are kind, polite, and always appropriate. Your humor and intelligence sets you apart from most people, and that's a very rare thing. While you are down to earth, you are not ordinary, and can relate to anyone, but you choose your friends wisely, and you seem to be a loyal, compassionate person. I am definitely a fan, and although my boyfriend and I adore drinking "Skinny Girl" margaritas, he's content on just calling them "Skinny Margaritas" for now. Thanks for your advice, whether you know you're giving it or not.
Darling Bethenny, I really enjoy your down to earth personality. I am very similar and can absolutely relate. Although I love fashion and extend that fashion to my pets (I own a Luxury Pet Boutique) I am not all consumed in having designers dictate what I wear or have the need to wear their label. I laughed when everyone was telling you how to meet a man. You are absolutely gorgeous, intelligent, successful in your own right, naturally thin and doubt very much you have problems attracting men. I have been the same but I had a terrible relationship with my father therefore I've been called a flake, a tease, a snob, you name it. I understand you and want to encourage you, as if you would do otherwise, to continue being yourself. You are very grounded. Too bad I don't live near you. I feel I would be a very good side kick for you to navigate the pretention, odd personalities, etc. It would be very nice to become friends as I am older than you and do have some experiences I feel might enrich your life, even more. Love your realness! Be well, Be good, Be natural!. xx Pamela
Not only are you "in your face fabulous", I love you on the show. I think we would be remarkable friends if we ever met. I admire your straight-forwardness, your humor, your sense of self worth, and your keen insight into using a proper mind-set to losing weight and eating healthy.
I wish you all the best, hope to buy your book tomorrow, and thank you for sharing all your "secrets" to successful healthy dieting.
You are amazing and beautiful. Remember that!
Any chance you can let us know what the schedule is for your book tour? I would love to get to meet you and have you sign my book. Thanks.. Your Long Island Friend, Janet
Bethenny - LOVE watching you on the show - congrats on your new book and its success - I will have to pick it up... hope it can make me look as good as you do!!
BETHANY CONGRATS ON YOUR BOOK. I ENJOY THE HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK. YOU AND JILL ARE THE MOST AWESOME TWO IN ALL OF HOUSEWIVES. YOU TWO GALS KEEP IT SO, SO, SO REAL.I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVING JUST HALF OF HOW YOU GALS ARE LIVING IT. YOU GO CLASSY, SMART AND BEAUTIFUL GALS.
I am trying to eat healthier food, but am on the go all the time I would like to be able to buy some of the skinny girl food that was on the show last night. Any idea where we can purchase this stuff? I would love to be able to eat healthier!
I love Bethenny. She and Jill are the only normal people on the show.
I am happy for her success. I'm going to get the book. I would also like to see her do a cookbook with some of the recipes she used at Hope Lodge.
Hi Bethenny, You are my favorite. I think you are so smart and so pretty. You have nothing to fear from anyone. Were you in the audience at Dancing with the Stars, on Monday, March 16th or 17th. It sure looked like you. You just keep on doing the same things you are doing now. The right guy is out there for you. Hang in there!
WTG Bethenny! I love you on the show. Congratulations on your book, and that beautiful fashion spread. You looked FABLOUS DAHLING! So the question is now, are you famous enough for Kelly now...LOL Keep her at arms length. She's trouble.
Bethenny, Why do you have to fight with Kelly? I feel like you and Jill were making fun of her in the last show and that was very mean. I also do not understand why they say that you are a housewive since you do not have a husband or children. Personally I feel like you should not be on the show and you are using your this show to make your book become something or the next thing. I think that the show is very sad and you and jill are trying to use the show to build a career. I think that the other memebers are not writing books and trying to use the show in this way.
Like many others I love you! Just bought your Naturally Thin book. It's the road map I've been looking for; am trying some of your recipes and can't wait for your cook book.
I've shared with all my girlfriends your lifestyle philosphy. All we can say is ... "hallelujah - free at last"!
As MS would say.. "It's a good thing!"
Bethanny you are my favorite on the show because you are classy compassionate and mostly a real person.I was upset at Kelly confrontation towards you but again you stay calm in control when she was acting out her anger show you who is classy now.I will buy the book and surely hope that you will go on tour to sign it.Merci et felicitation pour ton succes.
Bethany, so happy for your success. Looking forward to a cook book. Love you and Jill. I admire you for keeping your cool with Kelly.I'm up here and you're down there...I was laughing hysterically. Did she really think you would apologize after that? I'm so amazed at how insecure Ramona and Kelly are. Surprising. I'm even starting to cheer Simon on ...
Bethany, You USED TO BE my favorite. NOT ANY MORE! I used to find you charming but I just notice a tendency about you to put your fellow house wives down to make yourself look good. Several occasions you made nasty comments about other house wives and immediately changed your tone while you are with them. If I think carefully you talk ill about Kelly, Ramona, Alex (who came to your rescue whenever you needed her) and the Countess behind their back. But nobody is allowed to criticize!!! I think you are the classic attention seeker and manipulator house wife. Only you are not even a House-wife! I watch this show only for the Classy Countess.
Bethanny, love u and jill. I was wondering if your food is gluten,and wheat free. My daughter and myself have celiac diease and can't have gluten. Good luck with your book.
Jill is Realistic. I am sorry but I live in an upscale suburb and 16,000 dollars is not realistic for a purse.
Bethenny I like you and I tried your skinny magarita. I think all your ideas are right but not so new. I have been saying eat moderately for years and have always maintained my small figure. People don`t want to get it.
Bethany...I absolutely love you. Straight forward, thick skinned, honest to a fault, smart, funny, and a joy to watch. Love you, Love you, Love you! You don't want to know my nickname for kelly. Do u? hehehe.
Bethany. I think that you are a great strong woman and that we are a lot alike. I think that you should make me your personal assistant. I hope to hear from you.
I'm an "ordinary" person that watches the show for entertainment. I'm soooo sick of the crap the other people throw at everyone, Kelly is an A___. Even though it really doesn't matter what the ordinary people might think to you, or the other "women" we are the ones that make or break the show. Just stay true to yourself.
I am quite disappointed in the behaviour of the Housewives of NYC this season. Last year the show gave me the impression that these were intelligent women, who have a purpose and careers. This season seems like they are mimicking the Housewives of OC. What happened? Why is everyone so caddy? Does Luann realize that she makes everything about herself? When she went to the Girls club she said, "The girls were quite happy that I took time out of my busy schedule to come and talk with them." What a selfish thing to say. When she took her daughter shopping upon her return from boarding school, the shopping turned into buying clothes for Luann. Why was Kelly added to the show? She adds no value and what exactly does she do besides get arrested? Please get rid of her! I will continue to watch because I beleive that these are intelligent women who want to do good things. Let us see more of that and less of the cat fighting, jealousy, and picture taking.