Real Housewives of New York City fans, here's your chance to check out an exclusive excerpt from Jill Zarin's new book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love. Jill, who co-wrote Secrets with sister Lisa Wexler and mother Gloria Kamen, shares her wisdom on friendship, money, dating, marriage and more. Go HERE for the 9 page excerpt, and check out the hilarious book cover shoot video below!
Jill, that's great that you had the opportunity to write a book with your family. I absolutely love your mother, she's a doll! I see you talk about friendship in your book. I understand where your resentment towards Bethenny comes from, but as a mother don't you feel like you're sending the wrong message to your daughter or any other young girl? It really is toxic to one's self to live your life with so much hate. Yes, we are all human and make mistakes. I would also be extremely hurt if my good friend was not there for me in such a traumatic event in my life. Thank god your husband is better, but you should really find it in your heart to forgive Bethenny. I don't know the whole story or situation between the two of you, as TV only shows you what they want you to believe. I think you should just be the bigger person and accept her forgiveness or reach out to her in the manner she tried to reach out to you, not necessarily rekindling your friendship (seeing as there's been a lot of damage), but just to find closure and move past it.
In regards to LuAnn, I don't like the fact that she is "portrayed" as such an instigator. She does seem like a good friend to you, but a good friend would want you to be emotionally sound. As a friend, she should have tried to help end the situation and not feed into the dramatics of it. Like I said, it's really toxic to your well-being to not have the closure that you need and move past things.
Best Wishes Look forward to reading your book!
I JUST LOVE YOU THREE! What a family! Sometimes you can't live with them and you can't live without them...but, you three are the real deal! Gloria - You are my hero! Jill - You are so glamorous! Lisa - You stand back and let Gloria and Jill shine. What a gal!
I love the idea of your book about Jewish mothers. As we know, Jewish mothers have so many great ideas to share and always share them in the most interesting ways! I wish Jill Zarin and her family luck with this book.
I must say that there are no rel people on this show. How do they say they are friends? There r no real friends on this show they are all back stabbers, fake and very rude. You would think if you had money that you would have a little couth. Since the Contess has gotten a divorce her and Jill make me ill. Contess you are so fake just because you married him you are still trash. I love the show but when i watch it i just say to myself THANK GOD I GOT AWAY FROM ALL THE FAKE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK!!!! You all need to grow up and act respectible if you want to be respected. The only 3 people on the show who are real are Simeon and his wife, and Bethany. Jill if you think the Countess is a better friend you have less brains then I thought. You used to be 1 of my favorite but now 1 of my least favorite by always saying " oh the countess says and does" big deal she married into money she is not from money. Still love all of you but can we go back to being real again.