RHONJ star Teresa Giudice would often refer to prison as “camp,” which confused a lot of fans and viewers. In Teresa’s new book Standing Strong, she’s sharing why that word made the situation better.
Teresa starts off by saying in an explaining from her new book, on The Daily Dish. “Let’s get one thing straight, I didn’t go to camp, I went to prison, the big house, the clank, the pokey.” Teresa added, “I know I have referred it to camp in the past, but it was nothing like that. It was a living hell, an absolute nightmare.”
Teresa then writes, “Why did I sugar coat it?”, “Do you want the truth?”, Teresa then answers her own questions. “I couldn’t believe I was in prison, that’s right. I still don’t believe it. I thought by saying the word prison that it would somehow validate it. Make it real.”
“It was real. Every second, every minute of every hour, of every day, of every f****ing month, I sat in that horrible place, away from my home, away from my family.” Teresa then added, “Maybe I am superstitious, I know that may sound silly, but camp sounded so much better, so much softer and easier to explain, especially for my little ones.”
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