Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub has found herself back in the headlines over the last couple of weeks, and the always-opportunistic Danielle decided to use her return to the spotlight to announce she is planning on releasing a tell-all book to expose what really went on during her time on RHONJ.
Here’s her original tweet:
— danielle staub (@daniellestaub) January 28, 2016
Danielle’s announcement garnered a lot of attention, and Danielle followed up with two rather long posts about her motivation for writing a new book, as well as what fans can expect:
All I need to do is put out one tweet that I am writing a “tell all” and within ½ hour it has reached over a hundred thousand people and retweeted by even more. My in box filled with so many emails from social media giants asking me about first rights? Funny thing is, I walked away from the RHONJ over 6 years ago! Statistics show…yet to date I am still the most recognized more then any other housewife in the franchise. That’s not coming from me! It’s coming from the fans the press and yes the haters too, I have laid dormant for far to long and let others do the talking for me. I have been taken advantage of due to this so called public figure/celebrity status more times that I care to mention. I have been labeled unspeakable things but out of respect for myself and especially MY TWO PRECIOUS GIRLS, never once did I fight back and defend my character because I felt people will form opinions on the person they think they know and how Bravo edited me. Oh if I could only pick up all the edited film from the cutting room floor we would have the best f**king reality show on that network. Yes I have made some bad decisions in my life 100% I’m not denying that but what people forget is that I am a human with feelings and I am also a mother of two beautiful girls that I would give my life for! What matters most to me is their respect. Nobody wants to read about what a great mom I am, an incredible provider and supporter and a cheer mom that bakes brownies, that wont sell books . Every body wants 15 minutes of fame but nobody wants to sacrifice an entire lifetime for it. Get ready because ..This is my story the unedited version and one that I should have told a long time ago!
As far as Danielle’s boast that she is “the most recognized more then any other housewife in the franchise” is not too far-fetched. You might recall that her appearance on Watch What Happens Live back in 2013 beat out episodes from the same week featuring Bethenny and Lady Gaga! Here’s a graph of the actual viewership numbers:
Back to Danielle’s statements…
The haters will hate and the doubter will doubt. Like a line from the God Father – “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” Lord knows I have my share. In a broad tweet that reached thousands the amount of positive feed back I had was incredible. Don’t concern yourself with who is publishing this book. After all I am to date the only one to be paid by Simon and Schuster PH to write my memoir I can assure you this….When I am done, you will understand this book is not about revenge in any shape size or form. There three sides to every story. Mine, yours and Bravo’s. The build up of what led up to many of MY infamous scenes and most quotable Moments will be defined in detail as if you are in the room with me ….I have no NDA!!! because aside from an “ORIGINAL CAST” partaking in one of the biggest franchises in TV history, I owe BRAVO NOTHING …It’s a two way street. The one thing I can assure you is this, when I am done every rock will be tossed and tables will be thrown, You all know how good I am at dodging them… (Come on a little humor) Laugh with me cry with me but don’t expect me to hold back because this is my story in detail I’ll take you there sit you next to me where it’ll be seen vividly through my eyes. Thank you to my true supporters and for all of your positive feed back… Now I ask YOU one IMPORTANT question….What is it you really want to know the TRUTH about? #Rhonj #original
In case you were unaware, this will actually be Danielle’s second book since her appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She published The Naked Truth in 2010 in an attempt to clarify her controversial past, which included her involvement in a kidnapping/coke ring incident in Florida when she went by Beverly Merrill. The Naked Truth did not really go in depth into her time on RHONJ.
As far as Danielle’s recent issues that have her in the media spotlight yet again, she was allegedly caught on audio tape spewing a racist rant. (Danielle has since denied the authenticity of the recording and says she would never have used those words.)
Speaking of authenticity, Danielle has also recently been accused of faking her engagement to Joe Masalta.
Regardless of your opinion of Danielle, I have to confess I am extremely curious to hear what she has to say about her experiences filming The Real Housewives of New Jersey! And as far as a title, I suggest one inspired by the Style Network Journey parody clip “Don’t Staub Believing.” At the time we also suggested the similar title, Staub In the Name of Love, which would also work.