It's hard watching the show a year later and seeing for the first time what friends and family said about you when you weren't in the room. When I went to Jacqueline's, I definitely felt the awkwardness like everyone was just talking about me, but I wanted to make sure I got my apology out any way. I'll be honest, I don't love hearing new "jokes" every week about me and my kids, but I can roll with it. My kids are healthy and beautiful, my marriage is strong, I really can't ask for more.
I'm sorry that Melissa doesn't "give a sh--" about my cookbook. I really don't think Joey read my first one, and it makes me sad, because I did talk about growing up with him. We had an amazing childhood. Skinny Italian came out a year before my brother and Melissa were approached/begged/talked to Danielle/made an audition tape/however it really went down to be on the show, and neither one of them came to a single book signing. To quote the song Alexa Ray Joel sang on last year's season: "All I can do is love..."