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Let Me Tell You Something [Kindle Edition]

Caroline Manzo
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Let Me Tell You Something offers insights and lessons on how to create a happy and fulfilling life from Caroline Manzo, the tell-it-like-it-is, breakout star and fan favorite of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

In this personal and practical guide, Caroline Manzo reveals how she has achieved a life that many viewers envy—a close relationship with her children, a strong marriage, and a firm belief in loyalty to friends. She brings her life experience and pragmatic outlook to tough questions about family, friendship, love, and more.

With wit and wisdom, Manzo opens up about life, family, raising children, love, and aging. Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman includes personal color photographs and lots of sage advice.



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Red-hot advice from the redhead who doesn't pull any punches

Mother, wife, and fan favorite Caroline Manzo has been through it all as one of the original breakout stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The explosive and addicting reality series has seen some of the craziest moments in Real Housewives history, but Caroline has managed to set herself apart as the levelheaded, fiercely loyal, and down-to-earth member of the cast.

Now for the first time, Caroline, who is known for her no-nonsense advice, "tells you something" about what it really takes to juggle three kids and a husband (and still maintain your sanity), all while living in the spotlight. Her wisdom on family, life, and love, and her shockingly honest confessions about beauty, body image, and even plastic surgery, resonate with women of every generation. Equal parts funny, sincere, and revealing, Caroline exposes the sweeter, more reflective side of herself that fans of the show might not always see.

Filled with personal stories, family photos, and Caroline's characteristic humor, Let Me Tell You Something gives fans and readers an all-access, behind-the-scenes pass into the lives of this real New Jersey housewife and her family, where honest advice and practical life lessons are served up as only Caroline can. With her contagious, positive attitude and tips for success sprinkled throughout the book, readers will fall in love with their favor- ite housewife all over again.

About the Author

Caroline Manzo, star of the Bravo reality hit The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a devoted wife and mother of three children. Caroline is affiliated with several charities, including SCTNow, a foundation dedicated to stopping child trafficking within U.S. borders, CROC, a foundation for helping cancer survivors, Best Friends Animal Society, and Wounded Warrior Project.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2590 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062218875
  • Publisher: It Books (March 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089LOGOS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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288 of 352 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Was Her Chance, and She Blew It March 26, 2013
By Melissa
Format:Hardcover
EDITED 4/22:
Why is it that most of her 5 star reviews all say the same thing, i.e. Caroline is great, loved the book, without any details about what was in the book that they loved? I find that fascinating, almost seems like fake reviews when compared to the other ones where it's obvious the writer read the book.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
If you don't know anything about the Real Housewives of New Jersey, this probably won't mean much to you. Caroline Manzo has been on the show for all 4 seasons, and they are getting ready to air Season 5 on which she is also cast. In that time, viewers watched her go from a shrewd, loyal and sometimes funny person and great mom in the early seasons into a nasty bitter woman who has failed at being a sister, a friend and at times, a mother.

This book was her chance to redeem herself. In fact, I always thought that was what she was doing. Once this book was announced, she practically went on a P.R. campaign to undo the damage she had done to her own reputation. I thought this book would be the original Caroline the viewers fell in love with, but no. Not only is this still the same bitter woman - brace yourself, because she's worse. In addition to bitter and nasty, you can now add pompous braggart to the description.

She should have taken this opportunity to be humble in the face of a changing public opinion of herself, but instead, she rubbed in our faces (and her ex-boyfriend) that she drives Ferrari's and Bentleys. She rubbed in our faces that her Facebook friend requests outnumbered the amount allowed by Facebook. And she says her real reason for writing the book is to "help people." She lists all the ways she has helped people - it is positively mind-numbing.
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139 of 168 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Millie Kiekr March 27, 2013
Format:Hardcover
To quote Caroline, "I got nothin"!!! Worst book ever - how pretentious, how scathing, what a braggart. And to think I just handed over more money to her. Too much!
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79 of 95 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buckle-Up! It's a train wreck. April 17, 2013
By mandi
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
UGH! I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I simply could not get past the constant pat on the back this woman gave herself. We get it, Caroline. You're a very miserable individual and really try and over compensate throughout this entire book with the endless accolades you give to yourself. Very self-serving. Folks, "you heard it here first"...please don't be a "clown" and "regret" your purchase. You'll only understand my quotes if you've already been hustled out of your money on this nonsense. Oh, and I really wish she'd refrain from referring to herself in the 3rd person. So narcissistic!
I've read the other housewives' books. They appeared so humble in comparison and I truly enjoyed theirs'.
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111 of 136 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This book was just another attempt by Caroline to brag and try and make us believe how great her children are. The same children who did not finish college and and had to have Mommy and Daddy set them up with jobs. The same kids who have never and still do not have happy healthy relationships, the same children who cannot do anything on their own like Lauren and her weak try at heathy eating and exercise before taking the lapband easy way out. I know many who have had the lapband because they really just could not lose the weight even with going to the gym 5 times a week, so no I do not think everyone who gets one is taking the easy way out but clearly that's what Lauren did just as she does now. These kids need the apron strings cut and to be kicked out if the nest but Momma cannot let go she has even bought an Apt where the boys live to be near them again.

She is not even close with all if her brothers and sisters yet she is going to give us advice on family. LOL Thanks but think I will just keep doing what I have been since I am super close with ALL of my family and none of us have ever punched each other in the face. It was not worth the money or time I put into this book.
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108 of 133 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money March 28, 2013
Format:Hardcover
Let me tell you something, a lot of trees died in vain. This book is garbage, nothing of substance or interest written by the author.
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65 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the paper April 5, 2013
Format:Hardcover
Over the 4 years we have seen caroline on the RHONJ show we have seen her cascade from being a funny, sensible, loyal person to a bitter, lowblowing rag. I thought this book would bring us back to the caroline we all fell in love with in season 1... WRONG...SHes even worse in the book. Bitter, mean and conceited ...she goes on and on about how great she is all the while putting everyone else down.. If you need to do that theres something wrong. She was so mad about the crack someone made about her not a "real" italian yet when you read her recipe for soup youll know the crack was near to the mark. SO sad , i thought this was going to be a book that makes me like caroline again...sadly i like her less.
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123 of 154 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Worse than i expected. March 26, 2013
Format:Hardcover
This is obviously just another housewife trying to make some extra money. I actually just finished Brandi's new book and i was great and very entertaining. This book was the opposite. Caroline Manzo, this is such a disappointment.
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92 of 115 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money! March 27, 2013
Format:Hardcover
This woman is something - self righteous, narcissistic, lacking self awareness and so hypocritical. Same on the show, same in this poorly written boring nonsense of a "book.". I would not recommend it at all. Save your money. If I could rate it as a -5 star, I would.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An original
The book was awesome. the videos and family recipes that were shared were great. I felt it really personalized the book. National
Published 5 days ago by Roxanna Natoma Edler
1.0 out of 5 stars This was bad!!
This was bad!!!!!!
She needed a ghost writer, I got tired of hearing how great her kids were and how awesome of a mom she was. I felt like everything was rosy! Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ashlee Sanford
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved learning more about Caroline!
Loved Caroline Manzo before reading her book and love her even more now. Enjoyed learning more about what makes her tick as a wife, mother, and successful woman of reality... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kim Shope
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
This book was awesome. Not only did Caroline talked about her life, but she also gave advice about everyday life as well. It's a positive book an well-written too.
Published 4 months ago by Brittani L. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
Purchased this book from a friends recommendation. I couldn't put it down, I love what she had to say. Highly recommended!
Published 5 months ago by Nancy Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
Caroline is no-nonsense and I love her style. I read this on a plane and couldn't put it down--so many great life lessons!
Published 5 months ago by C.M. Bray
2.0 out of 5 stars Was expecting more....
I was expecting maybe a light hearted funnier read, it was an okay book not sure I'd recommend it as a good read.
Published 5 months ago by Mary Hand
2.0 out of 5 stars decent read
This book shares Great life lessons, wisdom and insight. Not a life changing read, Caroline's book is entertaining and an easy read.
Published 6 months ago by Natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and thought provoking.
I loved this book, it made me laugh, cry,and most importantly, sit back and think about what is truly important. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Christine Birdsall
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I love Caroline on the show so I was excited to read this but I didn't even finish it. Another review says she pats herself on the back for being such a great person and it's true. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Britney
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Caroline Manzo, star of the Bravo reality hit The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a devoted wife and mother of three children. Caroline is affiliated with several charities, including SCTNow, a foundation dedicated to stopping child trafficking within U.S. borders, CROC, a foundation for helping cancer survivors, Best Friends Animal Society, and Wounded Warrior Project.

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I was going to leave my own opinion on this book, but you said everything I was thinking. I see nothing of her parenting style that I would want to emulate....actually, I see nothing about her I would want to emulate.
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