Aviva Drescher and Carole Radzwill try to close the book on BookGate.

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queenann100
queenann100

Aviva has no identity of her own.  She wants people to think of her whatever she thinks of herself in this moment.  Today she's a writer, tomorrow she's a lawyer, next week she's a circus clown!  It never ends with her.  I think the real offense here, in Aviva's whacky mind, is that Carole DARED ask her on camera about the ghostwriter....the very ghostwriter Aviva ASKED CAROLE TO FIND FOR HER!!  Bottom line, I think mentioning this on camera offended Aviva because the notion that she did not write her own book may cause sales to dwindle and take money out of her pocket.  Therefore, Carole has to be the bad guy who "dared" to point out that Aviva asked her to find a ghostwriter and had the audacity to say the truth out loud!  Aviva, in turn, had to deny it and try to slander Carole in retaliation.

catpower
catpower

Everyone knows that Harper Lee didn't write "To Kill a Mockingbird". She was too busy writing "In Cold Blood".

And you don't work for a living. You basically do nothing except go to lunch or research new illnesses to be afflicted with,  so why exactly do you need a nanny or a chef?

randrew
randrew

Aviva brings absolutely nothing to this show... so it's time for her to go... pronto!

lovekats
lovekats

I can't stand Aviva and was surprised they brought her back after last season. When she said she expected a banner saying Rah Rah  Aviva, you did it, that was too much but harmless. This time she attacked someone's career and that is so wrong. If I was Carol I would have been mad as heck too. I believe Carol 100%.

chjuneau50
chjuneau50

Aviva is so eager to be part of the show she is willing to insult Harper Lee? She will do or say anything to be part of the show. Take her off.

donna.white.94064
donna.white.94064

What was Aviva thinking saying Harper Lee did not write To Kill A Mockingbird .I live in Eufaula,Al. and Ms. Lee,s sister lived here and I think they would take great offense to say that she did not write it. It is a marvelous book and Aviva needs to keep her mouth shut.And another thing about her asthma not saying she doesn't have it,but I also have it and when she used the excuse that she couldn't go because her breathing was so bad,but she never stopped talking and if you are talking you are breathing pretty darn well.And the xrays was that supposed to prove her asthma,can't be seen on xrays.So apparently the village that helped her write her book need to research everything before she talks

nvt
nvt

Aviva says if something's not true you say no and move on. She verbally and attacks throws her evidence in peoples faces.Can she follow her own advice?

Talulah2012
Talulah2012

If Carole was secure in herself, she would have laughed off Aviva the moment she spat out ghostwriter and we wouldn;t still be hearing about it. Carole irritates me as much as Aviva does. 

Momdee11
Momdee11

Aviva is ruining this show, just like Kandy's mom has on Housewife's of Atlanta. Time to bring back Jill to he New York Housewife's.

SisterlyLove2
SisterlyLove2

Aviva makes me want to curse! I can't listen to anything she says... it seems (to me) that she spends time researching the cast to use information against them (!)   I keep going back with my original impression: Everything she says/does is a chess move (and for the camera).  The Reunion show is chance for the audience to see the women take responsibility for their actions and I'm always interested in seeing it who would like to have a (do-over)!   Best Wishes to Heather, Kristen, Carole and Luann.

Tamih
Tamih

I can not get any of these videos to load up....

whosereality
whosereality

Carol needed a storyline, and, at the same time, a way to get her new book out there.   Thus, Bookgate was created. So she's an author. Big whoop. She does have the best blog -- funny and interesting, although she can be pretty snarky and mean-spirited at times.

jelliebean
jelliebean

Did Aviva just accuse Harper Lee of having Truman Capote ghost write her book? 

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I believe Carole and dislike Aviva very much. Rah Rah

observer12
observer12

@chjuneau50 I have never heard this rumor never.  There was however some speculation  that Harper help Truman with research  and writing on " In cold  blood" which she got no credit for and this strained their relationship.

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I also saw that and said to myself DOES she mean like when she would not stop protesting that she really had asthma. I don't think Carole went on and on defending her career. On the other hand Aviva would not let the asthma protest end until she threw her leg down. Give it a rest.

citigirl5678
citigirl5678

@Talulah2012 Carole is one of the most secure women, PERIOD.  Her career as a journalist for ABC news brought her emmy's and accolades!  Her book, "What Remains," is a deeply intimate unflinching look at the death of her husband at age 40 from cancer and the tragic loss of JFK, Jr. and Carolyn in a horrific plane crash (her best friends) within three weeks of each other.  No GHOST WRITER needed.  This was a raw and beautiful love letter!  Aviva is malicious and terribly jealous with NO CREDIBILITY now spewing lies about Harper Lee.  She IS DELUSIONAL and should not be on this show!!

ElsieKowbell
ElsieKowbell

@Talulah2012 How is Carole insecure? Because she didn't react the way you think she should have? Carole is very secure. Not once did she back down from Aviva's rumor spreading and Aviva exposed herself to the world, over and over. 

jelliebean
jelliebean

@Talulah2012 Carole shut Aviva down the minute Aviva asked her is she used a ghostwriter at that awkward lunch. Carole said NO. Aviva continued to spread that piece of gossip to the other women. It's all on tape. We saw it. Carole confronted her about it and all Aviva could do was resort to ad hominem attacks about Carole's career, Carole's in-laws, Carole's age and Carole's editor. 

mamabee99
mamabee99

I agree with you on all points!

tribeca-alex
tribeca-alex

@Momdee11 yes, jill is so NY!  saw her a couple of times on streets...she looks good.

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I agree.  Jill does not need to come back. Never go backwards always move forward

mamabee99
mamabee99

I think y,ou got the most "likes" on this comment! One of them was from me.

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I agree with you about Aviva. Every statement she makes is intended premeditated for a reaction. For example, she will say 2+2 is 4 so therefor Carole has a ghost writer. It never makes sense. 

lovekats
lovekats

@Tamih ...hi. I have tried with no luck. Even typing without trouble is hard right now, not sure why.

jelliebean
jelliebean

@Tamih There are times I have to hit the "refresh" icon to get the videos to play. Hope that helps.

Talulah2012
Talulah2012

@whosereality I have to wonder, though -- where is the witty, snarky Carole when she's on camera? Half the time she's just posing, lips pursed, while the other women talk. Then she uses her proverbial poison pen to play smackdown in her blog. I find her boring on the show.  

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

Yes she did. Aviva is an idiot. She will not let anything go she just keeps digging herself into a deeper hole. Aviva knows it's a sensative issue for Carole so she just keeps twisting the knife Aviva tries to come up with more and more excuses and examples of ghost writers. She is ridiculous

ritavala
ritavala

I read "what remains", it is a wonderfully written book. It sounds exactly like Carole's words. No one can take that away, and the adventurous childhood made you the lady you are today, Carole.

You were great on the show, Bravo to you.

ChaCha2@peace
ChaCha2@peace

@observer12 @chjuneau50 Harper did support Truman Capote with his book.  He was a great admirer of her gift as a southern writer with a keen sense of the history during that period.

queenann100
queenann100

@KMCoffey Agree.  If Aviva wants people to follow her advice ("if something isn't true, say no, and move on") then she also has to follow those rules.  If she wants people to move on from things, that means she has to stop yapping the untrue gossip all over town once the person has denied it!

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I agree with you. Took the words out of my mouth. Aviva loves making people feel like crap. She spews horrible things about people and then can't understand why people don't like her. I have noticed when Aviva is hurt about something that the average bear would not be hurt about Aviva comes out swinging with a calculated verbal assault. The punishment doesn't fit the crime. In my opinion some times I don't even understand or see the offense. I think Aviva is very sensative and takes things too literally.

jelliebean
jelliebean

@KMCoffey Harper Lee has stated that she based the character Dill on Capote and that they were childhood friends. Their writing styles are very different. Aviva is shameless.

KMCoffey
KMCoffey

I agree she is shameless. If she really was a true writer Aviva would realize what an insult this is to Harper Lee. She will say anything to defend herself she doesn't care if it's true or not. She's a mentally women that needs help ASAP

mrsdonut
mrsdonut

Harper Lee is still alive. I'd love to hear what she thinks about Aviva's accusation!