Outrageous, captivating, and unafraid to tell it like it is, Nene Leakes shares her wild journey from a scandalous past to the pinnacle of reality television stardom. Lauded by her fans for her refreshing honesty, infectiously genuine style, and clever sense of humor, Nene is an empowered, self-made woman who has not forgotten where she came from and knows exactly where she wants to go.
In this straight-talking and provocative memoir Nene charts her journey from family black sheep to single mother to making good and realizing her dreams. With her charm and bold, self-possessed voice, Nene tackles her painful childhood; the abuse she suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend; her struggle to support her firstborn son; and her path to true love, self-acceptance, and pride.
In Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, Nene dishes on her cast mates; takes on the rumors about her past; and shares hard-earned and inspiring life lessons in her fierce, no-nonsense, and irreverent style.
I’ve heard that it’s a page turner for RHOA fans since NeNe spared no details in describing her experiences on the set. She even spilled the beans about being a bit tipsy during the first episode. “I was a little lifted because I’d had almost an entire bottle of wine on an empty stomach to loosen up” for her first on-camera interview with producers to become a member of the “Real Housewives” cast. Oh, and she was wearing flip-flops, a wife beater and camouflage pants and her hubby Gregg was “on my last good nerve” at the time. “Finally, I just said ‘Gregg, shut the hell up!’ right there with the cameras rolling and everything, honey!”
NeNe also dishes on bloggers, explaining how she’s fed up with trying to be “cute” 24 hours a day to avoid being on front street:
“Sometimes I’m not in the mood to be cute for people,” she explains. “But they’re not aware of the day I’ve had. That I’m tired and I’ve got cramps and I just need to buy some tampons. And then I see it on a blog that they can’t believe Nene is buying her tampons at Walgreen’s. Well, I hate to tell you but Neiman[-Marcus] and Saks [Fifth Avenue] don’t sell those!”
Of course she fills the other pages of the book with details about her fellow castmates. It wouldn’t be a NeNe party without a few disses! She devotes an entire chapter to Sheree’ Whitfield entitled “Watch the Girl Who Throws Rocks and Hides Her Hands” and calls Kim Zolciak a certified “wack job”
“I’m not sure if she’s been clinically diagnosed but I’m convinced if she were to lie down on a doctor’s couch, a psychiatrist would surmise within minutes that Kim is a wack job.”
NeNe has already hit the promo trail. She will hit the Barnes & Noble in Buckhead starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday (8/11) and the Borders in Lithonia at 7 p.m. on Thursday (8/12) to sign copies for all of Team NeNe.
I can’t wait til this makes Oprah’s book club….
Nene’s book is available now on Amazon: CLICK HERE to order.