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Who Is Carole's Alleged Ghostwriter Bill Whitworth?

All about the RHONY star's editor—and how he reacted to the #BookGate news.


In this season's Real Housewives of New York City, newly minted memoirist Aviva Drescher has been lobbying accusations that Carole Radziwill used a ghostwriter to pen her bestselling book, What Remains. The alleged ghostwriter of #BookGate? His name is William Whitworth, a legendary editor who's worked at some of the nation's most revered publications.

Here are some things to know about him—and also how he reacted to being at the center of this feud.

•Bill Whitworth began his writing career covering the tumultuous 1960s for the New York Herald Tribune, writing about everything from Robert Kennedy's U.S. Senate race to the Beatles' first U.S. appearances.

•He was associate editor of the venerable New Yorker before spending twenty years as the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Monthly. He is still the Editor Emeritus for The Atlantic.

•He has since turned to book editing, and edited Anjelica Huston's memoir A Story Lately Told (slated to come out this fall). Huston has said of him, "He is a man of great integrity and taste."

•He's from Little Rock, Arkansas, which is probably what caused Anjelica Huston to also say of him, "He sounds just like Bill Clinton." Now retired, Bill presently lives there.

•He definitely did not "ghostwrite" Carole's novel. In her latest blog post, she shares, "I told him the story. He laughed and said 'I would have been honored to have ghostwritten your book. It was beautifully written.' Bill is not a writer, he is an editor. Bill advised me to 'explain to the young lady [Aviva Drescher] the difference between an editor and a writer I'm sure she'll understand.'"

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