I didn’t buy Teresa’s first book, Turning Tables, or whatever it is called. I did spend about fifteen minutes or so flipping through it in a Target store one day. It was poorly written and didn’t really say much at all about her time in jail. Maybe I just felt that way because I had purchased Orange Is the New Black on CD for a recent car trip before skimming through Teresa’s version of prison life. OITNB is a great audio book if you are planning any long trips. It lasts for exactly the amount of time it takes to drive from Atlanta to Charleston and back. It gives you a real look into the prison. I remember just flipping through pages looking for the part where Teresa actually talks about her situation in some real sort of way, and then eventually giving up.
Today US posted the prologue to Standing Strong. There is obviously a new ghostwriter for this one as there is a lot of intriguing information right off the bat. I was distracted by the typos. I know this is hypocritical of me because I have more typos than anyone but I am pumping out multiple stories and recaps all day long while trying to feed the dog and maybe even feed myself or wash a dish. If I were writing a book, I’d self edit and then send it to an editor. So I am confused as to whether someone just typed this from the book or if that is actually how the book is published.
Anyway, Teresa sounds miserable. Her father is living with her and is in poor health. She almost missed the trip to Italy because she was in the hospital with him the day before.
“My husband, Joe, is currently serving a forty-one-month sentence, but you already know that, just like you know that I spent eleven and a half months of my life inside a federal prison camp for women in Danbury, Connecticut. Like Frank Sinatra, my husband did it his way. And look where it got us.”
“So there I sat on that particular Sunday at 4:00 a.m. in the ER waiting room, reading Joe’s email from late Saturday night, just a few hours before, asking me in a not-so-polite way where I was, who I was with, and what I was doing at that moment. Was he fucking kidding me? Well, honey, here are the answers to your email.”
That doesn’t sound good. Combine that with the fact that she talks about her creepy lawyer who is now her manager, I’d say the chances of her divorcing Joe are pretty high. You should always listen to Caroline Manzo. She always know the real deal. Side note: when I put in a link I have to do a site search that uses the words in the title. I typed in Teresa Attorney for that one and got pages of options.
“Welcome to my (not so) glamorous life. I’m about to get very real. More than I ever have before. No holding back. No glossing over. No smiling through the pain. I’m digging deep, opening up, and putting it all out there. I’m spilling my true feelings about what’s gone down in the last couple of years. It’s my time to speak up.”
Am I just being led down the primrose path again? Or do you think Teresa is ready to throw Joe under the bus?