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KIRKUS REVIEW

This weekend, on Friday night, I left a party early in order to come home and read a book written by a Real Housewife of New York. Clearly, Radziwill is the writer of the group.

The Widow's Guide to Sex...

I am not a fan of the Real Housewives franchise. I have seen one or two episodes of the one based in Atlanta and one episode of the one based in New York. The front cover blurb, by Candace Bushnell, is predictable and unimpressive.

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It helps Bushnell to blurb Radziwill as much as it helps Radziwill to get a blurb from Bushnell. According to her Wikipedia page, she and her late husband were very close friends of John F. Had I not known her name as a writer, I would never be able to tell the difference between her and the other women on the show.

Does everyone face this problem? Do the Real Housewives of Any City always blend into one another or do they develop distinct personalities if you watch the show for long enough? A wife dies, and a star is born. The book is undoubtedly entertaining. Radziwill knows that her intellect will be called into question — as it should be, since she chooses to star in The Real Housewives of New York and, from what I saw, does not come across as a younger Joan Didion.

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