Aviva Drescher is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss #BookGate and her fight with Carole Radziwill this week on The Real Housewives of New York City. Aviva explains she still believes Carole used a ghostwriter, and says this is just another one of those crazy Real Housewives fights.
Aviva writes, “First, I want to reiterate last week’s blog theme — this is a stupid fight. It’s not about any of the important things that people fight about — religion, politics, sex, money, eyeglass frames — it’s about ghostwriters. Carole thinks I had one/I think Carole had one. That’s it. And as I said last week, I don’t care if Carole had one — or a hundred. But it was — or could have been — one of those fun Real Housewifey fights.
Well, you did too!
You’re a liar!
You’re a phony!
That’s not nice!
You hurt my feelings!
I’m so sorry!
I don’t accept your apology!
I donâ€™t accept yours!
I’m even sorrier!
I’m even apologizier!
Instead, it escalated to the physical (Carole pushing me in the face — not a nice thing to do to a girl on a staircase — even a two legged girl) and new lows in insults. OK, maybe not a new low. Last year one of the housewives did call two of the others “white trash” — but still pretty low. Anyway, Carole did call me a “nothing.” That’s something, donâ€™t you agree?
Worse, I think, is that she followed it up with â€œwho never worked outside the house.â€ â€œA nothing who never worked outside the house.â€ Really, Carole? Leaving aside for a moment that itâ€™s not true (when dealing with Carole itâ€™s often necessary to leave aside for the moment that itâ€™s not true), itâ€™s insulting to every woman and man who works inside the house â€“ whether theyâ€™re real housewives (as opposed to REAL HOUSEWIVES), mothers, domestic workers, telecommuters, business operators, editors, or . . . hang on . . . wait . . . itâ€™s coming . . . WRITERS! Some writers work at home. What a concept.
But then, in Caroleâ€™s mind, theyâ€™re not real writers. Where did Carole do the 20 or 30 years of journalism that led to her two books and real writerdom — in Starbucks? That’s what I call keeping it real.
So here’s what I think:
–Workers work. And that makes them workers wherever they do it.
–Writers write. And that makes them writers whatever they’ve done before and wherever they do it.
You know what, Carole, if you want to continue fighting with me, fine. We get it. You’re injured because I asked you if you had help on your book. Everyone knows it. You’ve spoken about it, written about it, and even sent your surrogate Heather to go around carrying the torch of your persecution. Who knew you were so touchy? But I was the one who asked you. Me. Only me. Don’t take it out on the millions who work inside the home, or the many who consider themselves writers simply because they write.”
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