Raised By Wolves

Bethenny Frankel explains why she's a racetrack girl at heart.

First of all, thanks so much for making this season a huge success. When we signed on for the formerly named Manhattan Moms, I was terrified it would destroy my career and the fans have changed my life.

I thought this was a boring, "debbie downer" episode.

As for surfing, I am by no means avid. It is a challenging, freeing, terrifying sport, and like yoga, it keeps me in the moment. I don't have the time to exercise that much anymore, so I try to squeeze yoga in 2 to 3 times a week. It calms my psychotic mind and relaxes my clenched up body from running, traveling and stressing.

The racetrack is filled with degenerates. I'm a little bit of a degenerate at heart.

Truthfully, I don't think it even crossed Luann's mind to pay. She probably thought it was comped. I'm not "stuck" paying, but I always err on the side of over-tipping or paying for others. I couldn't pay rent 2 years ago (I still always paid by the way) so now I'm so grateful that I tip everyone so they really appreciate it.

The Hamptons Classic isn't my thing. I'm a racetrack girl. It is quick, action-packed, there's gambling involved and an incredible group of hilarious characters. The racetrack is filled with degenerates. I'm a little bit of a degenerate at heart. The Classic is a bit stuffy for me. I find the horses beautiful, the sport elegant, and the clothes very classic, but it is just too disciplined and constricted of a sport. As I said in season 1, I'm a mustang and I need to run free. I rode English as a child and never loved it. Surfing or snowboarding are more my speed.

It isn't surprising that in 2 years, Luann would "let 'em see her sweat." Everyone has issues and everyone has a breaking point. When your platform is manners, etiquette and class, you're in a difficult position. Those concepts are tricky to define and even more sticky being the one defining them.

Frankly put, I was raised by wolves, by lunatics, and in the most dysfunctional, toxic environment you can imagine. I was making my way into Manhattan to go to nightclubs at 13. I elected to go to boarding school, which was an incredible experience. Many of the children were from broken or dysfunctional homes. I agree that what Jill said is true and that it is a private matter. Luann sees her daughter on weekends, and by no means should Ramona push her ways onto Luann. This is a big part of their discord this season.

Frankly put, I was raised by wolves, by lunatics, and in the most dysfunctional, toxic environment you can imagine.

I find it hilarious that everyone thinks I need help meeting men. I meet men all the time. Gloria is right, but I am very focused on work. When I find, I'll find. Being set up isn't ideal for me. I'm unique and have a unique personal taste. I'm not really concerned about men. I don't want to waste anyone's time, and I have invested in many relationships and not been ready to go the distance. I'm sure that you, the viewers, will be one of the first to know when I find Mr. Right.

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