Melissa Gorga’s Newest Book Rated One Star On Amazon With All Horrible Reviews!

September 18, 2013 |By Continue Reading

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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga has finally released her first ever book, “Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.” The book revolves how she keeps her marriage so happy plus details about her life. The book is officially out to buy and has been rated 1 star on Amazon with all horrendous reviews.

Check out some of the reviews below

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QueenBee
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QueenBee
2 years 10 months ago

Flop flop flop flop flop flop flop

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

Im really disgusted to see in one of her signing pics that most of the crowd are young girls, very young. One actually had that nasty book in her hand 🙁 Dont they need to be a certain age to buy that crap?

Goozy Girl
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Goozy Girl
2 years 10 months ago

Hello Mzjulesaz, thanks for that link, laughed so much I struggled to breath for a few seconds.
Off topic what happened to our Famewhorgas, (suffering bad withdrawal symptoms) How can I get more information about what is going on with Fame? Thanks a bundle

Bobby
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Bobby
2 years 10 months ago
I didn’t read everyones comments but what I did read was that people are saying Teresa isn’t with her kids – actually I can PROVE that is BULLSHIT .. (or horseshit if were talking about the SIL’s fecies) … I met her once and she had Milania with her … and when I asked where the other girls were she knew right away .. and they were all busy doing their own respective things. (Gia, dance .. Gabriella, sports I cant recall if it was soccer or just practice of something else … Audrianna was with Juicy who I wanted… Read more »
MinervaP.
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MinervaP.
2 years 10 months ago

Awww you met Milania? 🙂 Thanks for sharing what a positive experience you had meeting Teresa.

mzjulesaz
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mzjulesaz
2 years 10 months ago
Portishead
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Portishead
2 years 10 months ago

Warning, novelrank.com is addictive

Portishead
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Portishead
2 years 10 months ago
Hello…Earth to Marco Sisters, Andy Cohen and NBC (because Bravo and Sirens are beyond help), wake the f up. Melissa is NOT popular, she does not have a fan base that wants to see her weekly or learn about her marriage. A 300, 0000$ advance was reported for this piece of trash book and St Martins really made out like a bandit. Less than 300 books have been sold on Amazon. Hmmm so each Love ITalian Style is worth $1000 and the cost of this desperate press tour to you St. Martin. I think it’s time this publishing company breaks… Read more »
Portishead
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Portishead
2 years 10 months ago

You should check out http://www.novelrank.com. It updates hourly with the sales info for books on Amazon. Melissa’s masterpiece sold 111 copies in September and 157 books in August. This is truly pathetic for a woman who is on a hit show with 2-3 million viewers every single Sunday night and is currently airing.

tina
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tina
2 years 10 months ago
Cajsa
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2 years 10 months ago
I can see purchasing recipe books from Kathy and Teresa. I can see purchasing a book on interiors and event planning from Dina. If Lisa Vanderpump wrote abotu gracious living, interiors or restaurants, that could be interesting. Carole Radziwell is a real author. Perhaps something from Kandi on songwriting or production or Vicki on financial planning. If people have real expertise and demonstrated success in some field, there’s nothing wrong with getting their books. As to advice books from people whose lives are tawdry enough to be entertainment – not so much. For many of the people on these shows,… Read more »
LaraM
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LaraM
2 years 10 months ago

Again, great post Cajsa.

LaraM
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LaraM
2 years 10 months ago

I have T’s cookbooks and they are good for me, as I prefer painting and decorating to cooking, but love good food.

I bought Brandi’s book and lol in the couple of hours reading it, bc she was self- depreciating, and we know the girl knows how to drink and tweet. I’m not a huge Brandi fan, but the humor was refreshing from these housewives.

Note: if your going to be an artist of any medium. Write, sing, paint, compose what you know!!!

littlegoobie
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littlegoobie
2 years 10 months ago

These are the issues I have with Melissa. The way her story changes for no reason. In her first chapter in her book all she wanted was to get married and be a wife. In this interview she was wanting to go to New York and move on to bigger better things?

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/gorga-real-deal-hot-happy-marriage-article-1.1457654

Oahu Stacey
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Oahu Stacey
2 years 10 months ago

Geezaloo, not surprised at all.

life12
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life12
2 years 10 months ago

She needs to do do a porno that is what she is good a. She will defiantly get good revues

jen
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jen
2 years 10 months ago

Please don’t give her any ideas,LOL. But tbh the bitch probably already tried that, Vivid wasn’t interested in watching STUMP BOY moan and groan for the 1 whole minute he can keep it going “hot &sexy” and they couldn’t figure out a way to angle the camera so her warts infested va-jay-j wouldn’t show and make viewers vomit.

BravoSucks
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BravoSucks
2 years 10 months ago

LMAO I knew the book was going to fail. She’s pathetic.

jen
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jen
2 years 10 months ago

She’s a joke!!! “Hot & Sexy marriage”???? STUMP BOY is a pig who treats her like the whore he found at the Strip club & she looks like she throws up in her mouth every time he touches her. What is hot & sexy about that?

Let me guess all the Melissa fans are claiming once again SUPER T has control over Amazon too? Damn maybe Teresa & Joe could get all their legal worries to disappear,I’m sure SUPER T controls the courts too.

Benny
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Benny
2 years 10 months ago
Rox or Jose In regards to this Sundays episode Its important to note that it wasn’t a big secret that melissa didn’t visit her father in law for two weeks in the hospital. Teresa and Melissa had a public confrontation at the all white burthday party at the beginning of the season.. A bunch of producers and also friends including Kim D heard this out in the open… So Penny knowing this information doesn’t prove Teresa told her anything. I feel like Kim D stirs up a lot of crap Ps. There is a new post at fauxreality entertainment breaking… Read more »
IRiSHMaFIA
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IRiSHMaFIA
2 years 10 months ago

The reviews are probably more entertaining than the book. What’s hilarious is Melissa Gorga left her own review. Read her review under the name “BARBIE” where she calls her book MAGNIFICENT! Someone calls her out on the fact that her other reviews are of the exact bedding she has in her daughter’s room. LOLs

Lawd u gettin on my nerves
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Lawd u gettin on my nerves
2 years 10 months ago

Oh my you have got to be kidding? Barbie? OMGosh that Hobag is delusional!

jayden213
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jayden213
2 years 10 months ago

Is anyone suprised? Nene’s book did bad, Danielle’s book did bad, and the same with Caroline’s. Tell me one housewife autobiography that did well?

Melissa, maybe this furnishing stuff maybe your calling, but if you make a tape like Danielle did, I bet people will watch and you’ll make a decent amount of money? Maybe to back go to that teaching idea? You need to stop with these shallow ideas.

Nicole
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Nicole
2 years 10 months ago

Brandi Glanville

anonymous82
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anonymous82
2 years 10 months ago

Didn’t Teresa furnish the gorgas house(the kitchen at least)? Wasn’t it already established by Dina on her first wwhl that Teresa called her about designing(furnishing) her brother’s house. I think it was the story about Teresa calling dina’s company about her brother’s house and not knowing that she was speaking to dina herself. If I am wrong, someone let me know.

Lola Falana
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Lola Falana
2 years 10 months ago

I think Teresa furnished Joey’s FIRST house, the one in which he was living when he met Melissa — NOT that EMPTY piece of crap Joey and Melissa just sold (I’m not just saying that because I detest Melissa. I like Teresa, but I don’t like the way her house is decorated or laid out either).

anonymous82
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anonymous82
2 years 10 months ago

I like Teresa also Lola F. but her house is too gaudy. She’s kinda tacky with the say she dresses herself and the kids.

Glynda
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Glynda
2 years 10 months ago

Just read review that said why is this book not on the New York Times Best seller list. Because it has to be a best seller and it probably needs a better rating than 2.5 stars. Also I tried reading a sample(wont waste my money) and It is so discombobulated and from what I have read in the press it is mostly lies!

Jaime
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Jaime
2 years 10 months ago

I think its hilarious about her book reviews!!!

On a somewhat related side note…anyone know whats up with the fame whorgas blog? I’m addicted to this site and that one 🙁 It looks like its been made private.

my6girls2012
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my6girls2012
2 years 10 months ago

Melissa was on the Today Show with Kathie and Hoda pushing her book. Loved when one of the gals asked if all 3 kids were Joey’s.

mzjulesaz
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mzjulesaz
2 years 10 months ago

That was wrong for them to ask that question. I would have walked out. That too me was a taboo line for Kathie Lee to cross.

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

But let me guess- Mel sat there still smiling away for the camera????

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

WOW Sam…she is a mess.

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

You go that right Micher’s all three laughed for a while then M started talking about the fact that women poop too!

Such an informative 3 minute interview!

Laurie
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Laurie
2 years 10 months ago

Are you serious?? Who asked that question? Ouch!

anonymous82
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anonymous82
2 years 10 months ago

I don’t even like Melissa but that was a horrible thing to ask her on tv. I feel bad for joey jr. because it will always be known that people doubt that joey is his father. As for the book, I would never take advice on marriage from anyone, especially from someone who has been married only 8 years. Second, just because the dynamic of someone’s marriage works for them doesn’t mean that is how I want my marriage to be.

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

It may be horrible, but Im not surprised. This is the path that she led herself down! If she came on the show a genuine person,and not the way she did with the character traits she has, things would be different. All of the ugliness coming her way, is from her own doing and how she has lived her life thus far.

eggmitit
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eggmitit
2 years 10 months ago

Michers, you are SO right.

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

Hey michers

I just watched the clip (3minutes). The host Kathy Lee Griffin (?) asked M – all three kids yours – M laughed – and said yes of course – and co-host asked something about that question – Kathy responds-I’m a reporter -I gotta ask..they all laughed.

For someone that wrote about herself she seemed to leave a lot out of the book..ie she said the first 3 years of their marriage they argued.

The hosts did not seem to know anything about her – and asked questions about Teresa.

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

Hi anonyomous82

I agree, I am surprised that the questions from the audience were not approved first.

I know shows want “realism” to be believable,but
to let that air instead of “beeep”ing it out is equally offensive.

hwcrazygal
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hwcrazygal
2 years 10 months ago

Kathy Lee asked that question, not a member of the audience.

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

Good morning my6girls2012

Wow a guest actually asked M!

Did the audience from the show get copies of her book, usually the host will give each audience member a book of the guest.

This is another way negative review’s can exist for this soft porn book.

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

Hi Jaime

Usually when a site “goes down”..the site usually will give their fans updates on their twitter account.

RahRah
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RahRah
2 years 10 months ago

I can’t stop laughing.

Lola Falana
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Lola Falana
2 years 10 months ago

I can’t stop laughing myself. Those reviews are hilarious!

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

Im laughing with you Rah 🙂 I think many predicted this months ago.

zoeysmom
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zoeysmom
2 years 10 months ago

When there are only 5 star and 1 star reviews I chalk it up to campaigns to sink or push the book.

I wouldn’t read it if it were given to me and it just goes to show Melissa needs to work on her image.

Lapband Lauren
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Lapband Lauren
2 years 10 months ago

I was reading this last night and I was enjoying it. I agree with Lia above and will say I don’t think probably 90% of those people giving reviews actually bought the book, but it was still funny as hell. If you read the first chapter you can only imagine what the rest of the book actually has to say. I’ll probably buy it when it becomes 99 cents. Kinda like Carolines book!

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2 years 10 months ago

Is anyone really surprised?

Melissa is not an author, the same as Caroline is not an author. Also the same as Teresa is not a chef, chemist or dental specialist.

I will never give ANY of these women any of my hard earned money. I feel sorry for the people who do.

Quit having these women peddle their shit products.

Carter
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Carter
2 years 10 months ago

I feel sorry for people whose lives are consumed by what other people do with their own money.

I don’t feel the need to buy any of the Housewives products, but if you look into the people behind some of your favorite products, you wouldn’t find angels.

jpg
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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

How would you know? That’s right you don’t.

But when someone tells me they give money to this crook and will continue to, yes it is their right. It is also my right to point out they’re a moron 😉

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago

Hmmm when I got my cookbooks my daughter’s money went to Amazon not Teresa. When she bought my Milania at Christmas and for my birthday, her money went to Youthful 8 not Teresa and when I bought Fabellini, the money went to the Liquor Store. Not one cent went directly to Teresa. :p

Carter
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Carter
2 years 10 months ago

It is also my right to point out hypocrisy. Glad we know our rights.

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago
I know that Teresa has help with her books and while she may not be an author, her family has some really great recipes. There is not a week that goes by where we don’t cook one. I know that she also did not create *Milania* either but when it was put out on Twitter and I was lucky enough to win the product to try, it was a lifesaver for my granddaughter’s hair and we have purchased it many times since. What is comes down to is quality and there is quality in what Teresa has chosen to put… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago

Again, anyone who gives ANY of these women but especially the FRAUDSTER money is a moron.

My opinion. You want to pay for Teresa’s McMansion and legal team, go right ahead.

Great product pushing by the way. Hope that earned you another free bottle of hair care.

lifetimemovie
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lifetimemovie
2 years 10 months ago

I agree that T’s cookbooks are good. And nobody paid me to say that!

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2 years 10 months ago

I don’t doubt that they do have some good recipes. First generation Italians know how to cook. That whole generation does.

But there are no recipes in them that you can’t find for freebon the internet or in dusty old cookbooks in your Grammy’s kitchen.

I never would have given her money before and I definitely wouldn’t now.

jerseygirl
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jerseygirl
2 years 10 months ago

To be fair, at least Teresa didn’t write a book about herself. That’s where these housewives go completely wrong. No one in their right minds think that these women have life stories interesting enough to read about. We see most of their sh*t on TV.

Like a said above, Melissa doing a pole dancing workout video would have been the smartest way to capitalize on her Bravolebrity status. Bet she would have made more money than Kenya or Phaedra combined.

jerseygirl
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jerseygirl
2 years 10 months ago

jpg, fine. How about, Teresa’s book wasn’t about her. Better? Either way I don’t think any housewife should write about themselves and definitely not advice books.

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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

I do agree on that jersey.

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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

To be fair, Teresa never wrote a book.

Portishead
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Portishead
2 years 10 months ago

@jpg, yeah we know Teresa had a co-author unlike Melissa who hid her ghost writer. Although, I’m guessing Val Frankel offered to PAY St. Martin’s just to not be attached to anything Melissa Gorga. It’s no secret, she’s the most hated housewife in history.

Heather was given credit for her work. Her name was beautifully written in equal size to Teresa’s and she is documented as a CO-AUTHOR.

jpg
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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

Teresa had to take her mother’s recipes and have someone else write her book.

She again just slapped her 2 inch forehead on the cover with a “Look! I wrote a book!”

She’s worthless.

RahRah
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RahRah
2 years 10 months ago

you’re an authority on fair? I am shocked.

Lawd u gettin on my nerves
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Lawd u gettin on my nerves
2 years 10 months ago

Meh ok. Ahahahahahahaha Sure jpig sure.

jpg
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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

It’s always funny as hell watching you be more concerned with me than yourself.

Lawd u gettin on my nerves
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Lawd u gettin on my nerves
2 years 10 months ago

Napoleon syndrome much jpg? Bahahahahahaha Always having to throw digs. It’s actually funny as hell watching your posts.

jpg
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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

I’m sure thunderstorms shock and astound you.

Just me
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Just me
2 years 10 months ago

See,dreams really do come true…lol!

Nu Nibblergorga
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Nu Nibblergorga
2 years 10 months ago

Why did Messy not post pictures of the line around the block for her book signing last night?? Why? because there wasn’t one!! HAHAHAHA!

I will be at the Northvale bookstore tonight, not to buy her book but to see if anyone shows up. When Teresa is there for a signing the line goes out the door past Applebee’s to Starbucks!

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2 years 10 months ago

That really is the signature of success.

A line that goes past Applebee’s all the way to Starbucks.

Big time shit. 😉

eggmitit
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eggmitit
2 years 10 months ago

Jpg, I am truly not attacking you, I just want to know if you read the first chapter of the book. And if you did, I would hope you found it horrendous.

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2 years 10 months ago

I did and it was.

I’ve stated several times before, these women have no talent. NOT A ONE OF THEM. That’s why they are reduced to doing reality television.

That’s also why NONE of them would ever see a cent of my money. Bravo overpays them as it is.

Estella
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Estella
2 years 10 months ago
I agree with you Jpg. All the housewives are drinking the kool aide. Theyre writing books, selling their products etc. Most have financial problems. I read JoAnna Krupa didn’t pay the rent on her mansion,oh my. They are all driving luxury cars, living in mansions, competing with each other and being catty and nasty. I honestly don’t know why I watch any of these housewives…we all know ,by now, its scripted. We’re smart and intelligent women. For me personally, when I started watching these housewives the ladies used to be fun and light hearted. Look at what reality tv did… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago
I do like Melissa. But I wouldn’t consider myself a “fan” of any of these women. When I’m a fan of someone it’s because they offer something. They can sing, write, paint, act, create. None of these women can do anything other than expose their lives on tv – while entertaining, hardly a talent and hardly something to admire. You have to wonder what’s wrong with all of them. That said, I do hate Teresa. I knew she was full of shit from Season 1. She’s always been materialistic, shallow, self centered, stupid and egotistical. She has no qualities I… Read more »
Estella
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Estella
2 years 10 months ago

Wow JPG, I too respect your honesty!Are you a Melissa fan? Or are you a Teresa hater?

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jpg
2 years 10 months ago

Thanks NJ – my part of the state was minor compared to the north and northwest. Colorado has been through the ringer for the past couple of years, but I love it here and we are some strong folks 🙂

Jo – I do not like Teresa in any way; that is true. But judging from her first chapter it’s a shit book. I really do wish people would quit spending money on any of these products. It only encourages Bravo to peddle more of this crap 🙁

Jo
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Jo
2 years 10 months ago

I had always assumed from your comments that you were grossly biased against Teresa, but damn, I respect you and your honesty.

A Real NJ Housewife
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A Real NJ Housewife
2 years 10 months ago

JPG, I admire your honesty with that answer. I may not agree with all that you say, but I appreciate that you answered fairly.

And, from what I gather on here, you live in Colorado. I hope you and your family and friends are safe.

BooK Worm 1
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BooK Worm 1
2 years 10 months ago

TAKE NOTE:

If you click on one of the very first positive reviews there is a picture of Melissa’s sister with her husband…she probably removed it since a reviewer called her out.

I don’t really see anything wrong with writing a positive review for family though but I just thought it was funny.

Also, please notice all of the positive reviews are short and brief, even repeating words like clever….AND best of all, if you click on their profiles, the people who posted positive reviews have never reviewed any other book but this one.

That is all 🙂

A Real NJ Housewife
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A Real NJ Housewife
2 years 10 months ago

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with leaving a good review on Amazon for your sister. I don’t understand why a person would go so far out of their way to insist they have no relation to that sister on a message board.

No need for the “only a viewer” proclamations all the time.

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago

Honestly, I thought the sister’s review was not that great. She only said it was fun and interesting and they she was going to buy one to give to a friend. I don’t think the sister even read the book.

Katandtysmom
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Katandtysmom
2 years 10 months ago

@ Lia…. ALL TERESA’S FAULT… LMAO… Well Teresa is laughing all the way to the bank… Melissa not so much

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2 years 10 months ago

*laughing all the way to prison.

Lapband Lauren
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Lapband Lauren
2 years 10 months ago

And Melissa will be laughing all the way to the sushi lounge parking lot. Where she belongs!

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

She will not be laughing Lapband- she will be lip synching!

Lapband Lauren
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Lapband Lauren
2 years 10 months ago

I’m sorry Michers, Lip Synching all the way to the Sushi Lounge Parking Lots! lmao

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2 years 10 months ago

No, Melissa will be home with her husband and children.

Truth hurts.

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago

DOH jpg it’s the exact same proof that you show in your comments.

eggmitit
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eggmitit
2 years 10 months ago

c’mon now, jpg, you see the pictures. She’s NEVER home with her children. That statement actually made me chuckle!

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago
No I did not go back to that thread, but you are welcome jpg. Ok back to this: I figure that based on what fans that go there say, pics that are posted etc..she is also shown supporting her kids in all sports/events they participate in. The other one ( Mel): whenever she is out on “appearances”, her sisters post pics those same days /nights with the kids. It is also pretty much common knowledge now that her sisters ( or at least one of them for sure) are paid employees of her. Im pretty sure that most( not all)… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago

I’d like to know how you figure that, Michers. Considering Teresa endorses 6, 7 or 45 products. Whatever she’s up to now. With all the appearances she has to make, she def ain’t home with the kids.

On a side note, I did see and reply to your inquiry about the floods. Not sure if you saw it. Thanks 😀

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

Teresa is with her family far more than Melissa is . In fact, she usually includes her family on some of her endeavors/trips/signings. And she does not leave them for dive bars/clubs. ( that I know of)

jayden213
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jayden213
2 years 10 months ago

Damn, y’all are cracking me up, but both are bringing up great points. Teresa is causing the cheques, but she will be cashing them to her debt which will lead her to go to prison. Melissa will be home while the Giudices are in prison, but spending time with the kids? I am not going to go there but for all we know, they can spend time together but Bravo does not show it.

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2 years 10 months ago

The same way Teresa’s kids are home with Nana and Nono, eh?

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

Exactly Donna.. I was just going to say – ” Home? with her kids?” Nah.. they are home with their Aunt Lysa.

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2 years 10 months ago

“It would seem”

Again, where’s the proof? We have all the proof we need and more on Teresa’s illegal and vile activities.

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago

It would seem that Melissa did not always come home to her man or children and that truth is really going to hurt some day.

Sambsam
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Sambsam
2 years 10 months ago
While I’m sure this book is an absolute piece if pure drivel and crap, I’m gonna chalk these reviews up to her being so widely hated by the public. I mean I have read some awful awful books and the reviews aren’t as bad as this. Plus a lot of the reviewers cross over or are fresh accounts. Curiosity is probably why people read this, similar to the iTunes success. I support all the housewives grabbing whatever they can from the fleeting celebrity, but please don’t write a book about having a healthy marriage until you’ve actually had one. Being… Read more »
Lia
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Lia
2 years 10 months ago
Um, look, I’m not a fan of Melissa but did you actually go to the profiles of the 1 star reviews you posted? The first few created accounts only YESTERDAY just to “review” Melissa’s book. And then there’s “tracy” who gave the book 1 star, but who reviewed Teresa’s book and gave 5 stars, “classy” gave Melissa 1 star for her book and her CD but yet gave Teresa 5 stars for her book, “becca” 5 stars for Teresa’s book and 1 star for Melissa’s. See a pattern yet? So while I think the book is probably utter crap, I… Read more »
eggmitit
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eggmitit
2 years 10 months ago

Did you read the first chapter? The book clearly SUCKS no matter who your favorite Bravolebrity is. What is this, a parallel to who started the cheating rumors? If you haven’t read the first chapter, please do. Then you won’t care if the Pope gave it a bad review, because the book SUCKS and she deserves all the backlash and ridicule it is generating.

Portland
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Portland
2 years 10 months ago
@Lia – You make a very valid point. The reviews on Melissa’s book appear to be from biased reviewers. I own a business that is reviewed on sites such as Tripadvisor and Yelp. Melissa’s book reviews remind me of when a new restaurant is opened and the first reviews are either from friends and family of the new eatery OR haters and the competition. The haters can be anyone from someone with an axe to grind with the owners, ex wives or even the jealous…..and some of the reviews are from people that never stepped in the new restaurant. Just… Read more »
jayden213
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jayden213
2 years 10 months ago

You make a really good point, and some of the reviews were just talking about how she ruined Teresa’s family and Teresa kept on getting brought up out of thin air.

ripple
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ripple
2 years 10 months ago

You are so righht @Lia! I am also not a huge fan of Melissa but, I really do not like Teresa. It is the same story and it works both ways. Tre’s fans will give Melissa’s book horrible reviews and ratings and give Tre glowing reviews and ratings and vice versa. Maybe, the book should be out for a little while before people start comparing her book to Tre’s family recipies in book form, that has been out forever. Just to be fair, right?

Carter
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Carter
2 years 10 months ago

Does a book get better with time?

michers
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michers
2 years 10 months ago

I dont think it is like wine Carter, but stranger things have happened. In this case, Im willing to bet NO, it does not.

jerseygirl
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jerseygirl
2 years 10 months ago

Lia, same for the 5 star reviews. So both sides have kookie rabid fans.

TEAM FAIR
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TEAM FAIR
2 years 10 months ago
@Lia Really! You were doing well when you wrote the book is utter crap. So, now it Teresa fans fault; how about those who purchase the book didn’t like it. How about neither Teresa nor her fans had nothing to do with it. How about Melissa wrote an uninteresting and boring book; and those who read it gave it the rating they saw fit! This making EVERYTHING Teresa’s fault has gotten so out of hand! As if Melissa didn’t write a book that was BAD. However, funny how you assume that it was the same Tracy who read both books;… Read more »
Lia
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Lia
2 years 10 months ago
Woah now. I’m not blaming Teresa herself! I like Teresa. But come on, you can go to those 1 star reviews for yourself and see that they are brand new users, some of who have only reviewed Melissa’s book and some of who also gave Teresa’s book 5 stars. Let’s not be naive here. Do people honestly not understand how reviews at Amazon work? Maybe you should inform yourself about it before you get your rant on with me. Again, I’m not blaming Teresa for anything and I have absolutely no opinion about Melissa’s book because I haven’t read it.… Read more »
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Mommahurley
2 years 10 months ago

Teresa’s books ARE 5 star… so someone who’s put their faith in the Housewives books, is going to expect Melissa’s books to live up to Teresa’s books standards, and they’re going to be sorely disappointed. There are some fans who would go on there and write a bad review just to harm Melissa, but where are the people buying the book?????? How can Teresa’s fans stop people from buying the book? C’mon… defend the defensible… don’t make yourself an easy target with really lame theories!

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Portishead
2 years 10 months ago
I don’t understand @Lia, what’s the problem with Teresa having fans??? How come Teresa’s HUGE fanbase (that far exceeds anyother wife in the franchise)is called an “army” who are at war but every other wife in the franchise has “fans”, mind you very very few. It is not Teresa’s fault that we LOVE her, stand up for her, buy her products and find her entertaining. Milania is reason enough to love Tre on the show. Maybe the other rhonj women should get a clue, stop being such bitches and smile 🙂 It’s amazing. Teresa survives every triumph with positive thinking… Read more »
samael
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2 years 10 months ago
Hey Lia Well you can’t actually be surprised by the posts to your words “I would not go by the “reviews” from Amazon” nor would I “when it is obvious they are from Teresa fans” The only thing obvious thing to me is – unless you have matched the names on the reviews to Teresa’s twitter/facebook that make comments, how are you able to make a declarative accusatory comment about the people leaving the negative comments. chances are this is a fluff soft porn book as stipulated by M herself. M – fan base should be flooding the “review” section… Read more »
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago
@Lia While it would seem that this reviewer is a *fan* of Tre’s it could be because Tre’s books are very well written and she did enjoy learning how to cook. Come on now, one does not have to be a *fan of Tre’s* to know that Melissa cannot sing so why say that she can. People who do that are not being fair to Melissa. She needs a vocal coach in a big way all year round not when the cameras are there. And, please, someone who has only been married for 9 years can have a *HOT* marriage… Read more »
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Lia
2 years 10 months ago
@samael Let’s take a sampling of one of the 1 star reviews from “Classy” who has ONLY reviewed 3 items total from Amazon: Melissa’s book, Melissa’s CD, and Teresa’s book. Melissa’s book: “The only way I would recommend anyone buying this book was if the world ran out of paper to light a fire with & it was your only means to survive.This woman has no secrets as to a happy marriage because she doesn’t have one. Her in laws hate her, she has men coming out of the wood works stating they had affairs with her and she calls… Read more »
Carter
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Carter
2 years 10 months ago
Oh goodness. You beat Melissa and Joey to the punch. Blame Teresa and her “army.” Of course, there’s going to be overlap among the fans of the show. But where are Melissa’s fans? Better yet, where are the people who enjoyed the book? If you can’t use reviews, what can you use? Everyone except for six people gave it one star. All of those people are Teresa fans? They couldn’t possibly be people who read the book and thought it sucked? I won’t be reading the book, but just the chapter that was released was a good foreshadowing of how… Read more »
hwcrazygal
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hwcrazygal
2 years 10 months ago

Teresa sent a tweet congratulating Melissa and Joe on their book… must be the “code words” for the “army” to attack! :O

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago
Well blaming Tre at this point it time will just come off as silly since bloggers, tabs, and even Danielle have outed Melissa as being a not so nice person to have in ones family. Melissa has only herself to blame. Also, I think the most of the fans of RHONJ are still single or married way longer than 9 years so they would not need a book like this. It will be a lesson learned like Caroline. Fans of the show saw how Caroline turned on a 10plus year friend for Bravo so why would they ever buy an… Read more »
samael
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2 years 10 months ago
Good Morning Lia I have never written a review for a book that I bought, so please correct me if I am wrong… when people buy the book, don’t they have to have proof that they bought the book like a receipt in order to leave a review? For me, if you paid money and you want to write a review, go for it, I don’t pay attention to review’s of books. Is this a book club that you have to belong to in order to leave a review? I assume the people that left the review’s of one star… Read more »
Lia
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Lia
2 years 10 months ago

No you do not have to actually purchase the item at Amazon to write a review. You have to setup an Amazon account (which is free), but then you just click on the “write a review” button and you can review it. You don’t need to prove you have ordered anything.

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elle
2 years 10 months ago
you are correct Lia. I wrote a review without purchasing through Amazon, though I do have a long standing Amazon account. Im not positive but I think if a person uses a ‘pen name’ their previous reviews for other items will be private. At least in my case. As long as someone is signed in they can review anything . I did not purchase her book, thank you Jesus, but I read the first chapter and that was enough to see the rest of the book would be BS. I prefer Teresa over Melissa , but that doesn’t mean all… Read more »
Aloicious
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Aloicious
2 years 10 months ago

I have to say you’ve gotta be pretty lame to go through the effort of posting a review on something you haven’t read just for the hell of it. People have too much time on their hands if they’re doing that.

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee
2 years 10 months ago
BINGO! I have an Amazon account and yep I can log on and write whatever I want about a book I did not buy or even read. The fact that there are so many negative reviews tells me that *viewers* of the show who have Amazon accounts are going to slam Melissa for not being real. It’s expected! What I was hoping to read in the reviews was a couple where the book was actually read but I can’t find one. Mostly it’s general things like badly written, a bunch of lies etc. Nothing specific. I did read the chapter… Read more »
Mommahurley
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Mommahurley
2 years 10 months ago

The problem with your theory here is … It’s not true! you can’t write a review on amazon without first buying the book, I’ve tried! and I doubt anyone who hates Melissa would give her the credit of buying her book. How about these people went there hoping the book was good, bought it, (BTW you have to make an account in order to purchase the book) and then found out it was utter crap! ? Is that a possibility in your Kool Aid infested thinking!?

EJJ
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EJJ
2 years 10 months ago

Wrong. I just went on to amazon.com with my account and clicked on write a review and was able to do so. I have not purchased this book.

Lia
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Lia
2 years 10 months ago
NOT TRUE. You absolutely can leave a review for *any* product, including books, at Amazon without purchasing them from Amazon. I have done it many times. You login to Amazon, write your review and submit it, and then you will receive an e-mail from Amazon to verify that this is your review. That’s it. And here is the official policy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=12177361 Does the reviewer have to buy the item from Amazon.com? No. It doesn’t matter where an item was purchased, or if it was a gift, or if the reviewer just borrowed it for a weekend. If someone… Read more »
barbara
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barbara
2 years 10 months ago

actually, you can leave a review w/o buying the book. I have left reviews for items I have purchased but not thru Amazaon, that might help someone else, You do have to have a account set up w/ Amazon. That is why under some of the reviews you see “Amazon Verified Purchase” that way you know the re-viewer actually did purchase this item from Amazaon

samael
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2 years 10 months ago

Mommahurley

Are you serious?

So in order to leave a review- you really do have to provide proof of purchase.

I am not savvy in the amazon world, does amazon sell just books?

Hey who is lia…really..joke.

Mommahurley
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Mommahurley
2 years 10 months ago

As soon as I read the part that was released of her book, I tried to go write a review! Can’t be done without purchasing the book! Lame theory there honey… I think the book is actually written like a high school not that girls pass around in class! It’s really really BADLy WRITTEN, AND IT’S OBVIOUSLY WELL EMBELLISHED WITH HER IMAGINATION AND tendency toward lying without thinking about the fact that people keep track of how many different versions there are of every fact she has told. Versions that have come from HER mouth, not gossip!

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