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My Reality Hardcover – June 5, 2012
"Turning the Tables" by Teresa Giudice and K.C. Baker
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This book is about one thing--Melissa Rycroft falling for a Texas guy named Tye. It's really their story but we're only hearing Melissa's side of it. The first 44 pages could be summarized in one sentence: after a year of dating occasionally she wanted a love commitment and Tye wasn't interested. There--I just saved you having to trudge through her acting like a basket case in crying over a guy she liked.
Then she went nuts and flew into a screaming rage. When she got no reaction from him she spent the next few months rehashing the breakup with others before one of her friends put in an application for her with the TV show The Bachelor. Her behavior during this time period is so psychotic that it's hard to believe any of her friends would stick by her. Maybe they sent her away on The Bachelor to stop having to hear her crazy rehashing about Tye's faults over and over again, which is what she does throughout the book.
When it gets to the section on the show, there are few details as to what went on. She does not give any specifics beyond the first night and the final rose ceremony. Possibly she was contractually barred from it but it makes the book much less interesting.Read more ›
It was Melissa who cheated on Mesnick, with her now husband salesman Tye Strickland. Though she was engaged to Mesnick, she continued texting, seeing and dating Tye. Melissa admits now that she loved Tye, all through her engagement, even while promising Jason she would be his wife and stepmother to his son, while she made phone calls to talk to Jason's child. After ATFR, and mainly because of the onslaught of public sympathy, Melissa started receiving opportunities to make appearances all over. This was wonderful for Melissa, but she still had not come clean about cheating on Mesnick. In her book, she does admit this in a way, I guess, but still goes on to tar and feather both Jason and Molly Mesnick. Melissa calls Mesnick "starstruck" yet has become far more starstruck than the Mesnicks have ever seemed.
Melissa's book is little more than a disturbing blow by blow account of her stalkerish obsession with Tye Strickland. He made it clear time and again that he didn't even want a girlfriend, let alone marriage and family. But Melissa persisted, broke into Tye's home one night (very dangerous and wrong,) would attack his door in the wee hours of the morning until he was forced to let her in.Read more ›
Well, for one thing, if you're looking for anything deep or any advice, forget it. She doesn't have anything like that to offer you. Instead, I found myself sort of disturbed when I was reading this by how needy and superficial she came across.
Basically, here's what happened. She dated this guy, Tye, who wasn't interested in committing to her, so he broke it off. She remained obsessed with him, pretty much stalking him. Then, she went on the "Bachelor," got dumped on TV, and then got a spot on "DWTS." How convenient that, once she starts getting all this attention, THEN all of a sudden he comes along and wants her back. She gets third place on "DWTS" and then, wham! bam! by the end of that year she and Tye are married.
Also how convenient that she gets married and engaged so quickly, and all before the guy who broke up with her on TV had his own wedding Coincidence? I think not. That whole thing was done far too quickly, probably to keep her name relevant.
She also comes off as a total hypocrite, criticizing how the guy from the "Bachelor" Jason and Molly (his now-wife) put their relationship to the test on national TV. Um, you were on the same show as them, and you were doing the same thing, sweetheart! Plus, now that you and your husband have your own TV show that just makes you sound like even more of a hypocrite.
Melissa comes off as someone who cannot handle any kind of rejection, and she seems like she has no idea how to function without a man in her life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't expect much and I wasn't disappointed! This book is so poorly written that it's almost painful to read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have watched nearly all seasons of "The Bachelor" and Dancing with the Stars" which is why I picked up this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bookworm
This "story" could have been told in a short essay. The writing is horrible, the grammar is poor, and there should have been a thousand edits. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stefanie
I bought this book because I've always like Melissa. I watched her on the Dallas Cowboy's show and dancing with the stars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kerry
Ok for Bachelor fans but probably boring for anyone who is not.Published 5 months ago by Marie F. Sarmer
I felt that Melissa expressed herself well. The book satisfied my curiosity. Of course, it was a light read, but I enjoyed it.Published 8 months ago by Joan M. Dale
I bought this book after watching the bachelor and I was actually glad she did not get that guy he was not worthy of her. Read morePublished 9 months ago by shirley dean
For those who have been dumped and had their heart broken, this is a great book. Much of it is five star. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Al Stone