Carole Radziwill

Carole explains analogies and declares the best conversationalist of the 'Wives.

on Jul 16, 20120

Even Ramona who makes love to Mario twice a day and three times on Saturdays (but not in sight of Drescher family photos) doesn't understand what Cara means. Do it now. Do what?

POLL QUESTION:

Who was the band more appropriate for?
Reid & Aviva Drescher OR Melissa &; Joe Gorga

Cast your vote.

Que Sera Sera.

As always, you can buy What Remains here. Contact me on my website here.
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194 comments
cwife1972
cwife1972

So, basically, you like to write in a witty way in your blog so that you do not have to truly expose yourself or your feelings. You are acting as an observer, all of the time, without ever entering the scene yourself. The problem is, we are watching you, and see your disconnect.

INOKI
INOKI

After only one book you compare yourself to J.D.Salinger & Hemingway? Really?

lachonew
lachonew

Pinot tag? LOL...  Ms. Carole, you are the best!  You are definitely the fan favorite!  Your humor is fantastic!

BIGBOO
BIGBOO

Melissa and Joe Gorga get the prize!! Too funny. Keep up with the amusing recaps. You are hilarious and REAL. 

seabee
seabee

Carole, read your book many years ago and was moved by how you survived the most awful summer imaginable.  Glad you are the Greek Chorus for RHONYC - having a good gossip and giggle at the expense of your more ridiculous cast mates.  For the love of God, can you tell Ramona, The Countess and all other culprits, there is no such word as "I's."  It makes me crazy!!!!!!

neeks
neeks

Carole, thankyou for bringing  breezy intellect and wit to the real housewives of new york! cant wait for your next blog!!

methinks
methinks

Really enjoying watching you on the job :)

BeNice
BeNice

We get it, you're bright, articulate, and a good writer. Your condescending, disinterested, above it all attitude is less appealing. If one of my young children came home complaining that someone was one upping them, I'd have to have have a private giggle before I explained how ridiculous it is to waste the time noticing, let alone being irritated by that sort of thing. There are an abundance of intelligent, articulate women out there. Unfortunately what is harder to find is a smart woman who approaches more situations with love and compassion and less with judgement.

angelbarbie
angelbarbie

Carole...if you read this I just want you to know how much raw emotion I felt after reading your book...I was there with you and your brave Anthony...and it made me want to be a better friend hearing about Carolyn... your words and insights were gut-wrenchingly real and I want to thank you for your honesty...you really are a princess in my book!

WVWorkingWife
WVWorkingWife

Please stay immature... love you, just as you are!

avalis
avalis

Carole,

 

You are a class act, intelligent, perceptive, I could go on.  Finally Bravo has brought a Real Housewife who isn't catty and takes in what goes on around her with amused detachment.  You really are above the average housewife, which makes me wonder why you would participate in a show known for its immature and petty protagonists.  No matter, I'm very happy you are in it and it's a breath of fresh air to watch and listen to you. 

Hulali
Hulali

These housewives shows tend to bring out the worst in people, and I hope these ladies don't bring you down too much.  I thoroughly enjoy watching you interact with womon that in real life (with the exception of Aviva) you would never socialize with.  You're intelligent, witty, hugely sucessessful in a competitve industry, a best selling author, and dating a HOT rock n' roller!  Bravo should have more ladies like you on the show.

BarbarainNY
BarbarainNY

 Hi Carole,  I'm enjoying your participation on the Housewives. I was surprised that the ladies in London didn't get the analogy about giving birth to a baby or a book. It's not new to speak of it and I thought for sure they would all have known what you meant. Instead, some took that statement as an opportunity to discuss the comparison. I thought that was so odd.   

Oneupmanship seems to be a rather common fault, quite noticeable this season. Ramona couldn't listen to anything Heather said without jumping in to describe her difficult delivery of her daughter some 18+years ago. But that wasn't the topic. The topic was Heather's smal child's serious medical condition. Ramona just rode roughshod over it.  Now Luanne seems to suffer from the malady of oneupmanship. "My brother has twins." Good grief. Everyone knows someone who is a twin but we don't feel a need to drop that remark into conversations. I'm surprised that Luanne feels such a need to control or twist the conversation.

I like that Bravo added you Aviva, and Heather this season. I hope you'll each enjoy the show.

maskedblogger
maskedblogger

You are actually the only real person on this show.  I love your take on LuAnn , keep putting her in her place, it's long overdue.  Keep being who you are, I love it.

cab2012
cab2012

How refreshing to see someone so 'normal' on one of the housewives shows. I admit watching all that catty drama is my guilty pleasure, however you are truly entertaining to watch! I love the way you put the Count-less in her place.

ashley0h
ashley0h

Bravo needs more women like Carole. She's interesting! She's the reason I will continue to watch the show. 

nvt
nvt

You are the best thing to happen to this franchise. I had given up hope.I hope Bravo continues to bring women like you to the show, interesting,intelligent and so comfortable in your own skin Bravo Andy.

JoninSA
JoninSA

I have a question, every time someone wakes you up you are dressed, not in night clothes. Do you fall asleep in your street clothes? Thanks for going after Luann, she is so irritating! Can't stand her and Heather is getting on my nerves too. At least you and Aviva are nice, intelligent and bring some sanity to the show. Don't know how you put up with Luann.

MichelleGrunner
MichelleGrunner

lol!!!! definately melissa and joe gorga!! love your blog - it is very well written and so funny without being crude.... you're awesome....

ComtesseSophie
ComtesseSophie

Carole, what could the Countess possibly do better than you? You are bright, funny, witty, charming and I love watching you - and reading your words. I head to the kitchen when the Countess comes on, not being able to stand the passive-aggressive, holier-than-thou and utterly unappealing faux royal. You are a welcome addition to RHONY. Comparing your book to LuAnn's is like comparing a Virginia Woolf novel to a poorly written and edited romance novel. Never the twain ... I love your honesty. Keep it coming. Congrats on all of your successes, literary and otherwise. 

Ms.Fraxel
Ms.Fraxel

Carole you are reviving the show.

Ms.Fraxel
Ms.Fraxel

Carole, you are reviving the show.

KYBlueGrass
KYBlueGrass

I am going to read your book, all of your books!  So, please finish the one you are working on, your fans await more of what you have to say.  I love the way you handle others especially the old timers of the show.    It is timeless and very tastefully done.  I respect you for not standing at the gathering of the Yummie Tummies.  Grit, you have true grit with humor!   How good does it get on the Housewives of NYC. 

MissMS
MissMS

Love, love, love Ossie Clark clothing. You wear it well.

lailajoy123
lailajoy123

I enjoy you completely.  You're so real and true.  Can't wait till the next episode!  Thanks for being you.

ocdeb65
ocdeb65

You always seem so bored and uninterested in anything...unless it pertains to you. Never underestimate your ability to act just like the "wives" you love to criticize so coyly. In the end though, I do find that you and Heather are my favorites.

222222
222222

You are always so crItical of everyone. Why don't you give people a break? You just think way to much of yourself! Try some humility ! Not a fan at all!

ktjoonbug
ktjoonbug

I don't appreciate Carole's mean comments about LuAnn's appearance. I could say a few choice things about Carole's appearance but I'm not going to because I have class!

52Debi
52Debi

LOVED your blog!  Love you on the show.  You are such a breath of fresh air and bringing a funny and interesting side that has not been there since Bethenny left.  I am sure you will do well.  Seems like LuAnn should take a look back and think about the out come of two of her former cast mates.  Bethenny Frankel - RICH and FAMOUS.  Jill Zarin  - who???

Alli48187
Alli48187

The Countess eats Peanut Butter and  Jelly Carol.  I am so  glad you are yourself.  A princess inside and outside.  No need for the title.  You are the best!!!  Down the Lue with Luanne!!!  She cant handle the truth...

mrsdonut
mrsdonut

 You said, "I approached (filming the show) a little differently … for me, I always felt I was in a comedy. And I think some of the other women think they’re in a drama."

 

So true!

 

 

Chicagogirl12
Chicagogirl12

Carole,

 

What a great writer you are and you're SO smart! I love how you give Luann a run for her money.  Everybody always comments about how "confident" she is, but to me a confident person doesn't need to one up people all the time or hang on their their "title" in desperation.  You're the real deal in everyway.  I'm glad you're on the show!

gnuh
gnuh

the last word i would use to describe carole is classy - she's anything but!  she is constantly complaining about everyone and everything 

mm811
mm811

Carole - I think you were petty this episode, and I lost some respect for you.  You acted like a total mean girl.

NeutronBomb
NeutronBomb

I am so glad they brough you on the show! Someone who "out-ranks" The Countess, without being a snob yourself! You remind me of Cindy from last season, except your a wittier and more approachable!

Julbella
Julbella

Fabulous, intelligent, gypsy princess Carole! I am in love with you & your writing style! Ouu lala,  finally  a housewife who keeps it classy & real. Muah!

buzco
buzco

Carole,

I can't believe I signed up for a housewife blog, but I wanted to tell you I have both pushed literal babies out and am pushing a book out now...your anaology was spot on, so tell Luann and her self-righteousness to suck it.  How do you write a book AND do a show??  Best,

Linda

Coco2012
Coco2012

Omg I love how Luann has to one up

VImassive1
VImassive1

OMG!! I love you Carole! You are awesome and would hang out with you any day!!

SheShannyShann
SheShannyShann

You are a wonderful addition and need your own show!  You don't try to be anything other than yourself, are leading a very interesting life and you possess a wonderful sense of personal style.  I think you are great!

dianaells
dianaells

 @cwife1972 It's her writing style (look up new journalism or creative nonfiction to get an idea) and it happens to be very revealing. She also happens to place herself in the scene quite nicely while exposing herself, i.e., her "Heathers" movie reference. Disconnect? She's the most connected. Have you watched the show? Have you even noticed how she connects all her blogs and can wittingly relate a reader's comment in to them, she's very quintessential in that way. 

VeronicaTrevain
VeronicaTrevain

 @cwife1972 Yes. She quietly observes and listens. She doesn't partake in the screaming and yelling in restaurants, at parties, business meetings - you name it. That happens to be what an author does. And kudos to Carol for being the only authentic hw on the show. You are a stupid cow and as jealous of CR as LuAnn is.

Geovana
Geovana

@cwife1972I totally agree with you. 

Carole is always so crItical of everyone. She should give people a break? She u just think way to much of hehrself.

INOKI
INOKI

 @avalis

 You keep calling her a housewife...is she secretly married?

cehemise
cehemise

 @Coco2012

 Yeah, she attempted to explain away her actions on WWHL, but it didn't fly.

dianaells
dianaells

 @cwife1972 P.S. How can you not appreciate someone who makes a reference to the movie "Heathers" in her blog and then ends it with "Que, Sera, Sera."