Who would have guessed after the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey that the show’s table-flipping bubbies-obsessed Jersey girl Teresa Giudice would eventually become a New York Times bestselling author with multiple titles to her credit? And the Teresa Giudice library continues to grow as she is following up her memoir Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again with a new book due out in October titled Standing Strong.
Teresa unveiled the cover to her new book (above) on Twitter this week. “Excited to announce the upcoming release of my new book Standing Strong!” she wrote. “Coming to out October 3rd #standingstrong”
In the cover photo, Teresa is shown doing a yoga pose in a living room setting. I am guessing that the one-legged pose is symbolic of Teresa raising her family alone while husband Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence, but that could just be my overactive inner high school art student coming out. Oh, and I love that Teresa casually has her other books sitting on a table in the background! (Has that ever been done before? A book cover photo that included the author’s previous books in it somewhere? I’m sure it has.)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Giudice opens up about her tumultuous past year in her emotional new memoir Standing Strong.
In her second memoir, Teresa chronicles her life since her release from prison and what it’s been like to weather difficult times as a single mother. Though she recounts the happy memories she has experienced over the past year, she also touches upon some of the darkest times of her life, including her parents’ hospitalizations for severe medical issues in late 2016, which led to the tragic passing of her mother in March of 2017. With unparalleled honesty and courage, Teresa opens up in Standing Strong in ways she never has before, showing her fans what it truly means to be a survivor.
“I think this is a natural sequel to Turning the Tables, as it chronicles my life after I came home from Danbury [Federal Correctional Institution],” Teresa says of Standing Strong. “It in essence picks up where the last book left off.”
Teresa continues: “This has been a very difficult year for me, with losing my mother and having my husband in prison. I found that writing this book and talking about everything I was going through was very therapeutic for me.”
In addition to standing strong, Teresa is also rather adept at laying down strong — in the sun! 😉 (How’s that for a segue into sharing a Teresa Giudice bikini photo? I got mad skillz yo!)
Here’s Teresa looking Fabulicious this week:
But Teresa isn’t the only one catching some rays as she and her daughters have been having what looks to be a fun-filled summer together — including some quality mother/daughters time at the beach:
Congratulations to Teresa on her new book, and on seemingly getting her life on track after an incomprehensible string of events that could have easily derailed anyone — especially given that it all played out on a national stage.