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In Her Sex and Marriage Advice Book, Melissa Gorga Says Men Desire Her and Women Envy Her

August 3, 2013

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“Looks like a bunch of bullshit so far and I only read first few lines. First chapter was hilarious… Knowing that those were the years we were the closest and I was never even mentioned!!Lol @melissagorga. They were still married, but Tonyaeco slept on couch lol. Used to be at house after school with Melissa, Lol, and his blankets and stuff were on the couch! They were splitting up. Ask your sister if she wants to read these letters to the media?? Or if I should read them? And the Valentines Day cards!! And I never existed… I would love to tell all of you right now, trust me, you would love it! Just doing it right so you all know it’s real!!! You will hear my side of the story! See the pics, letters from her, and everything! Just not on here! There’s plenty more!!! Trust me! You will hear!! Definitely not on Twitter, in the headlines. Yea @melissagorga better tell @joegorga to stop send me messages that he’s connected. Don’t make me lol, you got nothing. Yeah, I got the messages, they think their mobsters! Lol… Am I suppose to be scared! Make the threats public tuff guy.” – Anthony Arater (@AArater), August 4, 2013, Twitter

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Macmillan publishers released chapter one of Melissa Gorga’s advice book on sex and marriage plus “a look inside” on Amazon.com (Table of Contents, First Pages, Index, Surprise Me!)

When reading chapter one (see excerpt below) keep in mind the following:

  • Melissa Gorga was born March 21, 1979.
  • According to sources, Melissa’s mother, Donna (who still goes by Donna Marco), divorced Melissa’s father and moved to Florida in 1995 with her new husband and 16-year-old Melissa.
  • According to Jamie Bauer, in Florida in 1995, when Melissa was 16 and a sophomore at Boca Raton High School, she began a 18-month lesbian relationship with her.
  • Melissa’s father, Anthony Marco, died in a car accident in New Jersey on March 29, 1996, a week after Melissa turned 18.
  • At the age of 18, Melissa was arrested on July 16, 1997, for shoplifting in Florida; she missed her arraignment hearing on October 6, 1997 so a bench warrant for failure to appear in court was issued
  • Melissa graduated from Boca Raton High School in 1998.
  • Melissa returned to Toms River, New Jersey, shortly after graduating high school, where she was active in the party scene, even after meeting Joe Gorga in Cancun in March 2003 (she began dating him in October 2003 and moved in with him in December 2003); she also was a student at New Jersey City University (she graduated in January 2004 and married Joe Gorga in August 2004).
  • Melissa’s shoplifting case was dismissed on October 10, 2012, when it was brought to the court’s attention by tabloids reporting on the story – a misdemeanor case prior to 2008 with no activity on it for five years can be dismissed by a simple administrative order.

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A Review by Ashley of Chapter One of Melissa’s Book
August 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM on Fame-Whorgas

Okay, well I have to say from a psychological point of view, it is fascinating to read what is so obviously made-up.

Momajackie, “When the fantasy world is held up to the real world, things just do not add up.”

Exactly, we’re talking about someone who literally is a sociopath, and when you have no conscience you have to fake it because of the dissociative disorder. She paints this storybook picture in the beginning with her parents marriage and the material things, good old-fashioned values – but her life was nothing like that. You don’t turn out three girls of such nasty disposition who came from this supposed idyllic childhood. Which is why she has to imagine, fantasize, what real people and real love is like to the outside world and then try and paint herself into this image that she never had and never was.

Of course it’s so over-the-top to a real person but MeHo isn’t capable of realizing it. In her mind, she’s writing what she wished she had, what others had and “pretending,” as she still is today but, because she doesn’t have the emotional capacity to feel what normal people do, she overcompensates in the imaginary life she wished she had.

The extreme of a rosy childhood (until she slips in the bad stuff), onto ALL the girls hated her in high school in New Jersey because she, as a freshman, made it onto the varsity cheerleading squad. She writes it like, naturally, everyone hated me. Then moves to Florida where EVERYONE hated her again, jealous of course???? Golly gee, what are the chances that every random teenager you come across takes one look at you and hates your guts. Then onto what a virginal, hard-to-get, angel she was and on and on. She prayed every night… no, she partied every night, but it sure would sound better if she wrote the former. Joe Gorga is the man of her dreams. Really, a pervert, the antithesis of a gentleman, robs his own parents, disrespects his own parents repeatedly as well as his only sibling, prone to violent rages, deep-seeded insecurities etc. Wow, what a dream come true. I would be mortified and hiding out if I married a man like that. Beyond disgusting.

Lies, upon lies upon lies. Her father had money but when he died we were broke because there were no contracts with his partners, and they left her family alone to starve? That’s why we have courts. She was always into fashion (Teresa, fashion degree, buyer for department store) and every man wanted her. Pure delusion – she was so insecure she whored herself out to whomever would return the favors with material things. Her pictures before the show clearly show she was no looker, sorry – if she had a wonderful soul and personality I would say differently. She is plain and WANTED to be the girl she describes because she was anything but.

Really fascinating and disturbing to be inside her head.

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“You couldn’t have just left as I had 1 serious boyfriend during ‘college’ lol could ya?! Thanks, you just added more pages to mine 🙂 Why Lie about all that? WHY!? Lol, this girl been drinking Crazy juice for way too long now… Did she really call me a frog lol. FRAUD ALERT! I would have left me out of that book!!! Lmao. I am going to have to write this out in a book. It’s just too many lies to answer lol. God my truth just got really interesting. Patience, it’s coming 😉 I mean, does this girl think people that know her weren’t gonna see this show & read this book. Does she think we moved to another planet? lmao” – Bryan ‏(@bulldog_nj), August 3, 2013, Twitter

The following is an excerpt from chapter one of Melissa’s book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.

By Melissa Gorga
The First Man in My Life

It’s no joke that I married my father. Anthony Marco was, like Joe Gorga, a Leo, in the construction business, Italian, and from Jersey. He and my mother raised my two sisters and me in a comfortable house in Toms River. My father’s job was investing in properties, and building and selling them. We were the first family to get a Lincoln Town Car on our block, in 1989. I’ll never forget the Christmas that my father surprised my mother with his and hers Rolex watches. I thought it was so sweet and romantic. We always had new clothes, plenty of food to eat, and some luxuries. But I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth by any stretch of the imagination.

People used to ask me all the time if I’m half black. My mother had no idea what to do with my hair. Did she own a brush?

My parents got together when they were seventeen years old, and kept that teenage, obsessive love going for all their years together. Anthony was Donna’s one and only, her first and only. They had a traditional marriage. He went to work, and she stayed home with the three girls. My sisters Kim and Lysa were ten and twelve years older than me. I was the baby, their doll. They’d dress me up and play with my hair. I’d stand on the coffee table in the living room and sing. My father loved it when I sang, and always broke out the Camcorder to make a video. By the time I was eight, my sisters were eighteen and twenty. I always felt like I had three moms. My mother and father treated me like an only child. I was their baby, and they fussed over me.

This idyllic life came crashing down when I was a freshman in high school. I tried out for the freshman cheerleading squad. The coach posted the final list, and my name wasn’t there. All my friends were on it, though. I was devastated. I congratulated them, and they took pity on me. Then, the coach put up the final list for varsity. My name was up there. I was as shocked as everyone else. This was unheard of, for a freshman to make varsity. My friends—so consoling when they thought I’d been cut from the freshman squad—were now sharpening their claws.

The older girls on varsity hated me, too. They screamed at me, pulled my hair, threatened me in the locker room and humiliated me in public. The school mascot was a pirate. They forced me to wear the smelly ridiculous pirate costume and run around the field all season.

I know, I know. First-world white girl problems. “The cheerleaders were mean to me!” story might not trigger much sympathy. The hazing was relatively mild. They didn’t cut me, or put me in the hospital. But they did humiliate and torment me for no apparent reason. I hadn’t done or said a thing to any of them, and yet they despised me with blazing irrational fury. The cheerleaders were my teammates. They were supposed to have my back. Instead, they were behind it, with knives. The rejection stung.

The cheerleader thumping, however, was a mere taste of what was to come. When I was a junior, my parents decided to move to Boca Raton. I was thrilled when I heard the news. I spontaneously broke out into a cheer. Gimme an F! Gimme an L! Gimme an O … you get the idea. I didn’t know much about Florida, but any change would be great. And, year-round sunshine was a bonus.

Day one at Boca High, my new classmates sized me up as a freak. I had curves and wore a jean jacket. My dark skin and hair were marks of the devil to the pastel-draped skinny blue-eyed blond Florida girls. They viciously mocked my accent (can’t say I blame them). The boys, meanwhile, were licking their chops and telling me how exotic I looked.

According to the Boca Bitches, my being Italian and from up North could mean only one thing: I was a slut. The opposite was true. I hadn’t so much as kissed a boy. In Jersey, I was considered a prude. I bit my lip and put on a brave front no matter what was said about me, and waited for things to change.

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About a month into the school year, one of the Boca Bitches called me at home. “Hey, Melissa. We want to take you to a party,” she said.

I was psyched. Finally, they like me, I thought. Poor gullible, needy me. If I could go back in time to that phone conversation, I’d smack myself in the head and say, Don’t trust her! Instead, in my excitement, I volunteered to drive her and two other girls to the party.

They said the party was outdoors in a neighboring town. I had no idea where it was, or where I was driving. I was new to the area and it was pitch black out. I just followed their directions.

“This is it,” said the leader of the pack. I pulled into a driveway. We all hopped out of the car. As quickly as I thought I had “arrived,” instantly, thirty girls surrounded me. What the … I turned to ask the girls who had invited me, and they looked back at me with a blank stare.

These girls wasted no time. One quickly rushed up to me and punched me. Bam. Full force, right in the nose. Instantly, it started bleeding.

I was so shocked, it didn’t even hurt at first. About an hour later, my nose started throbbing and didn’t stop for days.

This maniac girl rubbed her knuckles and accused me of sleeping with her boyfriend. I barely knew the kid. We’d spoken two words to each other. When did saying “Hey” to a guy in the hallway mean that you were having sex with him?

“I’m a virgin,” I said to defend myself. It was the embarrassing truth. Yes, despite growing up at the corner of Whore and Skank Streets, or so they thought, I hadn’t done the deed. Not even close. The girl didn’t care. She already made up in her mind that I was to blame for her problems, even though I’d done nothing but be nice. (An interesting foreshadowing, as seen on RHONJ.)

The thirty girls were now slamming their fists on the roof of the car. It was like a scene from a gang movie that ended with me slumped and alone in the car. Desperate to flee, I hopped back in and started tapping the gas, hoping the girls would move out of the way. But they kept beating on the roof, the hood and the doors.

Fearing for my life, I stepped harder on the gas, making the car lurch forward. They finally cleared a path, and I floored it—right into a dead end. I had to turn around and drive through the pack again. This time, they threw rocks at me as I sped by.

Crying hysterically, I could barely see as I drove. It was a miracle I found my way home at all without crashing. My mother was horrified when I burst through the door with a bloody nose and red swollen eyes. When I finally stopped sobbing, I begged her to take me back to Toms River. I’d seen enough of the South to last the rest of my life.

My mother got on the phone to call my father. He’d stayed back in New Jersey, tying up loose ends. She told him what happened. He said, “Look, I’ll be finished with my business in a month. Just hang on until I get down there.”

A total Daddy’s girl, I was instantly comforted. As soon as he arrived, he’d protect me and make it better. He’d keep me safe. No one would mess with me then. I sniffed back my tears. One month seemed like an eternity to wait for him. But I knew it wasn’t really that long. I stayed focused on how incredible it would be when he finally walked through the door. I’d throw my arms around him, and never let go.

I counted the days, which made the wait harder and easier at the same time. I turned seventeen during that month, on March 21. Traditionally, my father bought me jewelry for my birthday gift. I don’t know why, but that year, he sent me a card. I remember thinking, This is weird. He’d never given me a card just from him. Usually, a card was attached to my gift, and signed by both of my parents. As weird as it seemed, I loved it and immediately called him to thank him. “Daddy, I love my card. Thank you so much. It means the world to me.” His handwritten note read as follows: “Melissa: Even though you are growing up, you will always be my little girl. And, no matter what, I will always love you and be there for you no matter what. I will always love my baby girl. Love, Daddy.”

Thank God I didn’t pull a classic seventeen-year-old move, and toss the card. I still have it, in fact. It was as if I knew I should keep it and my father knew he had to tell me something and make it tangible for me to hold onto.

Eight days later, on March 29, I was at my girlfriend’s house for a sleepover. My mother called very late at night on the phone. She was screaming and crying. “Melissa, your father was in an accident. He hit a tree and he died,” she said. I dropped to my knees, and started howling. I threw the phone.

My friend asked, “What’s going on? Are you okay?” I couldn’t speak. I was in complete shock.

My aunt came to pick me up, and brought me back to my house. My grandmother and uncles were there. My mom was in the corner crying. We booked flights back to New Jersey. Tissues were everywhere, everyone in a panic. It was a sad scene.

My mother had been alone when she got the news. I pieced the story together later on. It was a rainy night. He was driving around a corner, and hit a tree. He died alone on the road. He was only forty-nine years old.

It took me a while to believe it. The shock knocked me out of my body. I felt like I was standing next to myself, looking with sadness at the girl who just lost her father. The trouble I’d had with the mean girls, which I had thought were huge problems, shrank to the size of a grain of sand. I did not know what pain really felt like until that moment. And, it got much worse as the days wore on.

Every morning was painful. When I opened my eyes, I wanted to immediately shut them again. I prayed that it was all a bad dream, that I would wake up and my father would still be alive. I remember going back and forth between feelings of complete and utter despair and terrible anger. There were many times I wished I could scream at him and ask him why he didn’t have his seat belt on. If he would have had it on, he could have met my children today. It was hard not to be angry at him, but I missed him so much that most of my days were filled with tears.

In the fog of grief, my mother and I found out that we were dead broke. All of my father’s money was tied up in the properties that he had bought to develop. After he died, the men he was in business with continued it and paid us nothing. Since the business was done on handshakes, not contracts, my Mother had no proof of my father’s investments. They refused to give us a penny. There was no life insurance. No college fund. Hardly any savings. All we had in the world was our possessions, still in boxes on the floor of our Florida rental.

In an instant, the half a second that wheels spun out of control on the wet pavement, I lost my father and my future. My mother was equally devastated. She had been with my father since she was seventeen years old. She did not know a life without him. Nor did my sisters and I. Every next move we made seemed like walking in quicksand. Even breathing was hard. He was our anchor. We did our best to comfort each other, but we were overwhelmed.

I must have radiated misery. Even the Boca Bitches took pity on me and left me alone. By then, it didn’t matter what they said or did. I wouldn’t have felt it anyway. Grief was my only emotion. A hole had replaced my heart.

I wanted all my memories of my father to be the good ones. I replayed over in over in my head the many times he took me to the Jersey Shore and put me on rides on the boardwalk over and over again. And, all the times he would take out his big Camcorder and video tape me singing and dancing on my living room table. He always told me I was his star. I will never forget the 34-foot Silverton boat that we spent so many weekends on. I can still see the bold rose-colored script on the back of the boat. He named it: My 4 Girls.

At the funeral in New Jersey, my father’s brother and my godfather, Uncle Johnny, gave me a tight hug. He said, “You have a great future ahead of you, Melissa. I won’t let this tragedy ruin your life. I’m your godfather. It’s my responsibility to step up. I’m going to help you go to college.” I heard his words, and appreciated his offer. It was a long time before I could wade through my depression and accept it.

We went back to Florida. My Mother had some prior experience in nursing, and she got a job to support us.

At this time in my life, I kind of rebelled. One day, my friend and I were out shopping. I put on a $19 sweater at a store. Even though I had enough money to cover it in my wallet, I walked out with the sweater on. The store clerk busted me. He pulled me into the back room and called my mother. She was furious, but she also understood that I was a little out of control then after my father’s death. We got a court date. The judge asked us to pay a fine and the shoplifting charge was expunged.

I also made some rocky choices about men. I was attracted to the bad boys. I had this urge to control them and turn them into something good. My OCD kicked in, and I wouldn’t let up until they’d transformed. My bad boys were like my own personal sociology project. By sheer force of will, I wanted to change them into nicer, sober, non-cheating non-douche bags. Yes, I had crazy love-hate relationships. The “I can’t live without you, I can’t stand the sight of you!” type that define the young, stupid era of life. You have to go through that period to know what you don’t want, and definitely the kind of man you would never marry. The man I did choose to marry was the exact opposite. My bad boy projects failed. Assholes don’t change. If I had known that at eighteen, I’m sure I would have made a lot of different choices about the men I hung out with.

I pushed on, too, and made it through my classes. Most of my emotional energy went into my schoolwork and my mother. Eventually I was accepted into a four-year college in Jersey City to study elementary school education. A pinhole of light penetrated the fog of grief. I was moving on. I would have a future.

True to his word, Uncle Johnny, God bless him, helped with tuition. I found an apartment with roommates and worked three jobs while attending classes in order to pay the rent. I might have started out the spoiled baby of the family, but any bratty sense of entitlement was gone. I was my own woman now. I had only myself to fall back on.

I was envious of girls with daddies to turn to. They could make a call, and their fathers would swoop in to fix their car brakes, give them a loan, or make them feel treasured and special. I missed that closeness. I found myself drawn to a certain kind of man, a father figure who made me feel protected and would tell me right from wrong. They weren’t older than me per se. It was the authoritative and instructive personality type—someone who could take charge—that attracted me. I know a lot of women wouldn’t like that. But I responded to it.

Between work and school, though, I didn’t date a lot. Oh, I managed to kiss my share of frogs along the way. But no one guy held my trust. My goal was to become an elementary school teacher. Without family money or a business to fall back on, I was responsible for my own livelihood. Losing my father made me realize that you can’t rely on a man to take care of you. You have no idea what might happen down the road. He might toss you over for another woman. He might bust out. Or, as I knew only too well, you could turnaround, and he’d be gone. I vowed that that would not happen to me. I was not going to put my security in the hands of a man.

When I went to college in Jersey, it felt like a fresh start. Despite my desire to connect, I had only one “serious” boyfriend during college. Looking back, it’s laughable to call it serious. I didn’t know what “serious” really meant in terms of commitment and intention until I met Joe. Neither did that boyfriend! He cheated on me.

It seemed like I met only frogs for a long time. No princes. I always held onto a glimmer of hope though. I’d been raised to be independent and a realist, and although I knew that fairy tales and unicorns didn’t exist, I held onto a vision of what a great love could be. I was in love with the idea of being in love. For all its flaws, my parents’ marriage was based on mad passion and deep-seeded love. I wanted that intensity—but only the best parts of it—for myself. I wanted to feel swept away.

I looked for potential in a thousand faces. If I noticed something in a man’s eyes or smile, I’d test my feelings. I kept it fun and light. Yeah, I was a bit of a flirt. But there never seemed to be a real spark or true connection. Reality could never measure up to my fantasy vision of what love should be.

Besides, the men I met didn’t want what I was offering. They were after hookups and one-night stands. I was only interested in a long-term romance. At parties and clubs, if a guy hit on me hoping for a one-and-done, he found out, but quick, that he’d get nowhere with me. If I went on a first date with him, I’d keep the conversation rolling, but I’d size him up in my head. Could this man be my future husband? What would our babies look like? How about his relationship with his mother? Close and affectionate, or too close and creepy? The mental checklist took the length of an average meal to get through. But usually, by the end of a single glass of wine, I knew if he’d get a second date. Just a handful of men did. It just seemed like a waste of my time—time away from studying and working to pay my rent—to go out with a man I knew I didn’t want to marry. Only the fairy-tale romance would do. If you can’t get through one date with a man, you’re certainly not going to spend the rest of your life with him.

On the weekends, my girlfriends and I used to go into New York City. Jersey City/Bayonne is only a few miles away from Manhattan. I’d save up all week long to go dancing on Saturday nights. I loved it. Every part about it. Most of all, planning my outfits. I was always into fashion. I tried every look out there. We would always go to the club that was the “spot”—sometimes the Limelight, the Sound Factory, or the Tunnel—whichever club had the longest line that was wrapped around two city blocks, we were at it. We would walk right up to the red velvet ropes, past the line, and somehow manage to maneuver our way in.

We were pretty and young, having a great time, and men flocked around us. At first, they flirted and treated me like a possibility. But then, after only a few minutes of talking, they’d say, “You’re a girlfriend type.” I had that air about me. Maybe it was because I was sober and not dressed like a slut. The message was loud and clear. Guys instinctively knew that if they wanted to get lucky, it wasn’t going to be with me.

I’ll never forget, this one guy said, “You might as well have ‘Wifey’ tattooed on your forehead. Why are you even here?”

Strange question. Why does anyone go to a club? I said, “I love music and love to dance.”

He laughed and gave me a patronizing pat on the shoulder. “You should go home.”

I wasn’t playing hard to get. I was hard to get—nearly impossible.

Why so careful about men? I had my reasons. There was the other half of the story that I have not yet told about my father. It’s very hard to tell it. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do so in this book. It is just so personal, and for many years, I buried any negative memory of my father. It didn’t seem right to think about the bad. I did not want to remember him like that. He was so good, and I felt guilty tainting his memory with the hard truth. But I realized that if I do not tell the whole story, then I’m not telling the whole truth and my relationship with Joe won’t make complete sense. I want all of you to know my true experiences (even the ones that are extremely painful to share), because I do believe they have molded me into the wife I am today.

I heard someone say once that the story of your death was the story of your life. My father died driving in the middle of the night on personal business that my mother and I knew nothing about. He died suddenly, like he had disappeared. He left us alone, afraid, confused, and devastated. The fact is, my father had left us alone and afraid before. He had disappeared before. Many, many times.

Anthony was a man of his time, his generation, and his circumstances. Nowadays, high school sweethearts, however obsessive they are with each other, usually go their separate ways after graduation. They go off to colleges to see how their relationship holds up with a little distance between them. Well, in South Jersey in the mid-1960s, most of the kids didn’t go off to college. They didn’t have a sense of a bigger world out there, or unlimited possibilities. If they were madly in love, like my parents were with each other, they got married, moved into a starter house or in with her parents, and began making babies.

My parents’ mad love swept them into marriage at eighteen. That passion never waned, throughout their twenty-seven years of marriage. They graduated high school, got married, and she got pregnant. Within two years, my sisters were born. By the time my mother was twenty, her own childhood was miles behind her in the rearview mirror. She was a kid. Then, she blinked, and she was a grown woman with two babies.

My parents were both raised with the strong Italian Catholic beliefs that marriage is forever. No matter what went on between a husband and wife, it was their obligation and responsibility to forgive and forget, especially if children were involved. Sometimes, my father tried my mother’s ability to forgive. He tried her strength as a wife and as a woman. In my memory, he’s a huge presence, like my own personal hero. But I also remember him as a human being with flaws.

Like all young men, my father liked to party. But, he didn’t want to do it with his wife. A wife was supposed to stay home, care for the kids and make dinner. A good woman didn’t run wild. So, when the urge to run wild hit my father, he went elsewhere to chase it.

As young as six or seven years old, I remember nights and days of anxiety, of not knowing or understanding what was going on. Dad was home, and then he was gone. Mom fretted and cried. She called her sister and talked, upset, panicking. I was mainly confused. Where is he? I thought. He can’t still be at the store getting milk.

He’d always come home, after a day or a weekend. Or a week. His homecoming, for me, was a disquieting combination of relief and terror. My mother’s tears would turn into anger. I have seen hairbrushes fly across the room, coffee tables cleared with the sweep of an arm. When it was over, both my parents would apologize to me. My father would sit me down on the couch, hug me and say, “You know Daddy loves you. It’s okay. Don’t worry. I just went to work for a while. I’m home now.” My mother would watch with her lips tight. As angry as she was at him, she would never drive a wedge between my father and me.

Even as a child, I understood the bargain she made with him, and with me. To keep our family whole and together, to make sure that her three daughters had a father to hug them on the couch and tell them everything would be okay, she would put up with his disappearances. Like all mothers, she made sacrifices and justifications for the sake of her kids. She chose her battles, and accepted the things she couldn’t change.

A few times, my mother couldn’t take one more minute stewing at home for my father to return. She told my sisters and I to throw clothes in our hampers, and we’d take them to my grandmother’s house in the middle of the night. When we came home from those short stays, we’d find my father waiting for us in the living room. He’d hug us all super tight, kiss my mother, and we’d start over fresh.

Going to my grandmother’s house was as far away as my mother would ever go. No matter what, she would never have left him. And he never, ever, ever, would have left her. Okay, he did leave the house. But he’d never leave the marriage. There was never a doubt that he would eventually return home to her.

My father was my only male role model. I didn’t have any brothers. As a father, he was incredible, which on many levels made him a walking contradiction. He was very strict and impressed strong family values and morals upon my sisters and me. He wanted us to walk a straight line. And, we always did. We were not allowed to have boys call the house or walk to the mall without a reason or to buy something. He expected a lot from us, but he was always front and center at every play, concert, and cheerleading competition to support us. He was loving, strong, always in your corner, and would literally die for any one of us. He was a great provider and a great teacher. As a husband—not so great.

Adult children look back at their parents’ marriage to define with they want—and don’t want—in their relationships. What I learned watching my parents’ marriage was the value of loyalty. No woman was more loyal to my father than my mother. I learned that there is no pride in marriage, and that personal flaws and weaknesses have to be accepted on faith. I also learned that men aren’t reliable. Even when you love them as hard as you can, they cannot always be trusted.

I have the utmost respect for my mother. She stayed with my father because that was what you did back then, but also because she was madly in love with him. Even if she had found the strength to make a change and get out of an unfaithful marriage, she would have stayed single afterwards. She used to say, “I have three girls. I wouldn’t bring a strange man into the house. You’ll always have your father.” Until we lost him.

He died when she was forty-seven. She cried over him for years. It tore my heart out to watch her sit on her bed and sob. After several years of that, my sisters and I pushed her to get out there and date. My sisters were both married with babies. I was in my twenties. She’d made enough sacrifices, and was still a young woman, in her early fifties. Finally, she agreed to try. Through mutual friends, she met Frankie. I was sitting in her kitchen when he came to pick her up for their first date. He wore big, bad crocodile boots, and drove her in his Caddie to Atlantic City for a night on the town. They had a good time, and that was that. Mom is not one for change. She met Frankie, dated him, liked him, and has basically been living with him ever since. They’re devoted to each other.

Meanwhile, while my mother was getting back in the saddle with Frankie and finding love again, my focus was school and work. I always was a go-getter and never afraid of hard work. Life was happening, and I had goals.

I also prayed a lot. I had been raised religious, and grew up thanking God for my blessings. Despite my many conversations with God, though, I didn’t feel a true connection with Him either. Praying often felt like I was talking to the ceiling. What was next for me? I felt unsure and afraid. I asked God again and again for comfort and guidance, but felt more confused than ever. Rudderless, I called a priest and met with him to discuss my doubts.

I said, “I want to thank God and believe that he hears me. When I pray, I don’t feel a connection.”

The priest said, “This is why it’s called faith. Even if you don’t feel a connection, you have to have faith that it’s there. Don’t worry about whether God hears you or approves of your prayers. Just speak to God from the heart. Use prayer to understand your own feelings.”

I took his advice, and stopped worrying about whether God was listening. I searched my soul for my deepest desires, for what I wanted more than anything else in the world.

“Thank you, God, for my health and my family. For a strong body and mind,” I said. “Please God, send me a good man. Someone who will make me feel safe. A man who would make me miss Daddy a little bit less. A man I’m attracted to, who is attracted to me. He doesn’t have to be rich, but let him be a hard worker and have goals in life. Let him be a man who will fix my car brakes, and knows what it means to love unconditionally. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Amen.”

I made the same prayer every night for two years.

And, then God sent me Joe Gorga.

mego 32

“I’m going to reveal my collaborator on Book 1: The lovely and talented Melissa Gorga. I’m ‘out’ as her ghostwriter. She thanked me on Twitter, and some Real Housewives fan website blogged about what a reality TV writerwhore I am. In the words of Lena Dunham, ‘So . . . yeah.’ Melissa is a doll, and a dream to work with. She has a clear message, is accessible, and made me a tuna sandwich when I was hungry. And it was tasty. Not too much mayo.” – Valerie Frankel, March 3, 2013

Compilation of e-mails to FW (from January 2013 and March 2013) from a source who wishes to remain anonymous:

I hear things here and there, but since Melissa has been on the show the Marcos have really gone out of their way to protect her and her secrets. Apparently, they really do believe she can sing and she is the pride and joy of the family, which I am sure has fed her narcissism. I know about her being shipped off to Florida – and in Toms River, whenever anyone has to “move to Florida,” it usually has something to do with trying to live a sober life. I don’t know if that was the case with her, but I am sure someone out there knows.

A friend of mine actually told me that Melissa has a cousin who can actually sing (TreyC) and she asked Melissa to film with her, and Melissa declined. All about family right? I have been told on good authority, and this has come from Kim (Melissa’s sister), that Kim was heartbroken when Melissa decided to “follow her dreams of being a singer” because it is completely untrue. The footage you have seen of Melissa singing as a little girl are just that, a little girl being a girl. Her dream was never to sing. It was actually her sister Kim’s dream! Kim was devastated because she can actually sing and can sing very well, much much better than Melissa.

[Edited out] said that Kim doesn’t even really like Melissa and that she has said that she is selfish and not really a good person. Crazy that someone would say that about her own sister right? I personally think that a part of the reason Lysa and Kim are so “close” with Melissa is because they want to get on the show. Personally, it seems to me that Lysa gets much more involved where as Kim seems not to (even more reason that I think Kim does honestly feel that way about Melissa).

All the stuff about Bryan [Bowen] and Love [Majewski] being friends and her hating Mel are very true.  Bryan did not sell any stories, but they have been talking to his friends, and more of his friends will be coming forward because they are tired of what the Marcos are trying to do to Brian. I think no one came forward because Melissa was pretty much a joke around TR, but now that she is trying to hurt people (outside of Teresa’s family) people are getting angry.

Melissa’s entire family hates Teresa. How could they ever sincerely make up when the people closest to Melissa are constantly bashing Teresa. It’s also 100% true that Melissa stopped associating with all of her friends since she got on the show because she is afraid of what they know. We have a few mutual friends. My friend that was close to her [edited out], who was definitely a part of Melissa’s lifestyle before she married up, told me that she has reached out to Melissa many times and to congratulate her on the show but that she ignores all of her old friends now. To my knowledge, Bravo has not contacted anyone that I know personally. But if Bravo wants to find them, I don’t think it would be all that difficult. I would imagine that they must know!

  1. MurfsGirl
    August 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    I just can’t get past the fiction of this excerpt. Please tell me this book is not being billed as “literature”!

    • Think This Through
      August 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Sigh …. wonder how many of us had to clean our screens and keyboards after reading portions of That? Excuse me … have to run out into the bush and grab a banana leaf to get coconut juice off the screen……

    • Sue Ling
      August 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      I thought the same thing. She really expects the 5 people who buy this book to believe it’s a memoir? She is a pathological sociopath. None of the time frames in that story make any sense. I am starting to believe she had no ghost writer.

      • August 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM

        “Rudderless?” She had to have had a ghost writer.

    • cass
      August 4, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      Eerily similar to a Lifetime movie T recently watched! Surely this is being billed as fiction!!

    • Buck Henry
      August 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      Ten to one the girls in florida thought she was puerto rican or black and she saying how dark they said she was please. They didn’t say she looked Italian, they said she looked black or hispanic.

    • kate
      August 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Can someone tell me how old she was when she graduated high school. According to the timeline she was 20??

  2. Dixie
    August 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Is this a real passage? No editor could have proofed this. There are several contradictions from on paragraph to the other. Her parents met when they were 17; he died when he was 41, but then she says her mother was 47 when her father died? She was a prude, but there were one-night stands. This is nonsensical.

  3. August 3, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    When the fantasy world is held up to the real world, things just do not add up.

  4. August 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Poorly written, seems to kind of be all over the place. I had to force myself to read up to the fight part, and skimmed the rest. 4th grade essays are an easier read.

  5. MurfsGirl
    August 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Ok, I read the last couple of paragraphs…she contacted a priest for guidance and the result was she prayed for a MAN for two years? This is so messed up on so many levels…the first level being the incredibly bad writing. Uh Uh Ugh!

  6. August 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Only a malignant narcissist would write a book which was allegedly non-fiction, and write about her life, which was riddled with lies that could be easily proven. There is something seriously, seriously, seriously wrong with this woman. Her whole extended family moved to Boca, too? Are you kidding me? Let me tell you something about Boca. If she actually lived in Boca proper, she would not have been subjected to gang-type violence at Boca Raton High School.

    Many people I know commute from Boca to Miami for work because they want to raise their kids in an idyllic environment. Boca Raton is FULL of New Yorkers and has a very large Jewish population. Her accent would be extremely common there. Trust me, I went bridal shopping there with my daughter and the New York accent was KILLING me. (sorry , New Yorkers) So the Jersey accent, which I am very familiar with is not too dissimilar. That’s just one lie. She was a virgin at sixteen? Perhaps with a man, but I doubt even that. She is full of shit.

    Boca Raton is not the “South” Far from it. There is no southern culture there. What is she talking about?

    Her idiotic ramblings about her father and what a great Dad he was is actually quite sickening. He was a wonderful strict Dad who kept his keen eyes on the girls or he was a bum who left and went on benders all the time? Can’t have it both ways, Melissa. Liar. Your mother was a hero for staying with him? Are you serious right now? She was a coward, if what you are saying is true. So it is better to have any father in the house, than no father at all? Really? She stayed with him because that is what you did back then? Ah, it wasn’t that long ago, crackhead. The divorce rate was exactly the same as it is now.

    Your stupid ramblings have set back female empowerment a thousand years, it is a good thing nobody will read it. If your father was doing blow on the streets, he kept a stash at home. Don’t kid yourself. Anyway, you are the mongoloid who brought all of this up, you could have just let him rest in peace and not make your mother AND father look like dumb asses in the process.

    You were just a sweet innocent virginal religious girl who happened to end up working in a Gentleman’s Club? Really? The whole story about why your mother moved you to Florida is suspect at best. It is more likely that you were getting in a lot of trouble in Tom’s River and she and her new husband wanted a change of pace. Saint Melissa. Who knew? Seriously, that is the stupidest, most boring bullshit story since Lance Armstrong said he wasn’t doping. And finally you picked a man like Joey Gorga because he reminded you of your Dad? Creepy and very telling at the same time.

    You wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you on the ass. Your whole life and persona is one big, fat lie. I’d almost feel sorry for you if you weren’t such a mean, rotten bitch. What a joke.

    • August 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Love, love, love, so spot on!

    • Luvfamewhorgas
      August 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      I was waiting for the Gessie Book of the Month review and she did not disappoint. Right on Gessie! Right ON!!

      • August 3, 2013 at 8:20 PM

        Oh my God. If it wasn’t such a horrible experience reading that crapter from her book I could dissect it line by line. Thank God for Fame, that’s all I gotta say.

        • hobbyath
          August 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

          I am about to explode – it is not gonna be good, maybe entertaining….
          This rumble being bullied and such, how it was back then – really? she did not make through what she had? – I did not bother to read all of this – boring, idiotic ramble, taking dignity from somebody that did suffer…
          I am trying to keep it together… I have never cursed on a post.
          First time, a virgin: ….. a nah…I’ll be back…

          • Sue Ling
            August 3, 2013 at 10:46 PM

            Ohmygod, how funny was the rumble?!?!?! It almost turned into “The Outsiders” there. I was waiting for the church she prayed in for Joe to burn down then she had to hide out with Pony Boy. I found it funny, it was like reading the rambling writings of a Schizophrenic. I am a social worker, so I am always trying to get into Schizophrenic’s heads. She was very helpful.

            • August 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

              The Outsiders is probably the only book she has ever read. Ugh!

        • August 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

          I totally agree gessie, I found my way here, hopefully I can stay…. 🙂

          • August 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM

            Oh, please do!!

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM


    • Dubbalicious
      August 3, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      What a great post Gessie!!

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

      Great post once again Gessie!

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      SPOT ON review Gessie!! I always look forward to reading your comments, you crack me up!

    • Laram
      August 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      Lmao! Exactly. This is refreshing, I thought I was reading a 12 ur old girls journal. Lmao! Andy must have some big ties via NBC in publishing, bc if this wench can get published, we All can! Lol

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Where oh where is the like button. I love, love, love your posts Gessie.

      • Think This Through
        August 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        EXACTLY! Then we can just hit it!!!! 🙂 Short and To The Point!

      • charok
        August 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        nancy ive said it before we need like and love buttons ( just like facebook LOL) this post would definately get a love! gessie is spot on like always..

        • cass
          August 4, 2013 at 7:48 AM

          ditto on that!!!

    • Jack Hole
      August 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Oh. My. God. Hilarious-spot on read of this…”read!” First of all this is more like a journal than a novel! Secondly, as you point out, there is one contradiction after another…thirdly, some of the stuff she is saying is just random–like about her hair!!? That could be an interesting aspect of her life to share but some development around that might work better for the purpose of being -um, interesting and logical?

      I think if the Manzo/Laurita/Cohen camp cannot see how delusional and sociopathic and narcissistic–and UNORIGINAL– she is, then they have far more serious problems than I thought.

      What’s the last line of the very first paragraph???? “we weren’t born with a silver spoon in our mouth….” Um , does that sound familiar to anyone??(Teresa said it on the reunion AND several times after about her and Juicy!) What a crying shame.

      • August 4, 2013 at 2:16 AM

        To Melissa defense though, that is a well known saying that is widely used. It is probably the only truthful thing she said in this whole chapter though.

        • Jack Hole
          August 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

          I agree, Teresa doesn’t own the rights to the saying but I think there is more than one way to express that she came from meager beginnings. It makes sense that they all use a similar and colloquial dialect, but then don’t expect us to believe that Joe Giudice is the ONLY husband that talks the way he does!! 🙂

      • RabbleRouser
        August 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        I thought the comment about her hair; as well the comment “With Kim, my other mother” also seemed so random and out of place and like they were incomplete thoughts….but then it occurred to me that maybe she selected some pictures to go into the book- and those comments were actually captions for the pictures; but the pictures aren’t available in the leaked copy which is why they are striking as odd now.

        That’s not to say the rest of the book is fluid and cohesive, clearly it’s still a garbled mess.

        Not to mention, the missing two years (when added up) from how old her mom was when she married her father, until she became ‘widowed’ by his death. I know Melissa has lost count of days before e.g. Did I visit my FIL in the hospital the next day or was it 4 days later|? But loosing track of YEARS? Good Grief.

    • toxicprince
      August 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      it’s funny gessie, if i didn’t know it was melissa, i would feel bad for her & feel like we had a lot in common, based on this lie of a “book.” my father died in a car accident as well, & my mother passed last year, this month. i’m glad i know who the real melissa is, because this book could really fool you if you didn’t know.

    • elemcee
      August 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      Gessie, with all my heart, I love you man.

      • August 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM

        You guys are too funny. That is very sad, Toxic Princess. I’m sure your life story would be more truthful and far more interesting than this bullshite.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      Ha! Ditto.

    • OMFG
      August 4, 2013 at 7:47 AM

      Where is the “like” button?!

    • August 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      I didn’t think of it, but you are so right about her trying to portray herself as a virginal, religious girl and she goes to work in a strip bar (even if as a bartender). No self-respecting girl would work in a sleaze joint like Lookers. I would like to know what her other two jobs were. She didn’t teach, she quit her 1st day of student- teaching. Remember she told Teresa she was teaching when she met Joe ( or something to that effect) and Teresa said no I didn’t know that.

      • August 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        HEY I CAN PULL CARPET UP ANYTIME BUT I HAVE TO ans this befor I forget it…. other 2 jobs were bj,n husband hunting,now those 3 jobs can wear a person out,to what she looks like todY.

        • August 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

          gold digging

    • Dixie
      August 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Right, like there was a gang of blonde haired, blue eyed mean girls roaming Boca terrorizing poor innocent exotic virgins. The sight of a dark-haired girl is such an oddity in Florida that a brunette is automatically suspect. Really? That has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.

      • August 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

        Not to mention that people aren’t just kicking ass because you’re from a different state. Florida is full of people from NY/NJ. It’s where most of us move or have a summer home for the weather.

      • August 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        I know quite a few people, many who I went to school with who moved to Florida and I know of two families who moved to Boca. I live in Central NJ. Heck, I moved there for a whole three weeks in 1978. Lived with my boyfriend and his sister. I hated it… left him there and moved back home. I’ve been to Florida more times than I can count in my 53 years. Blonde haired, blue eyed mean girls in Florida? I think she’s thinking of California (at least with the blonde hair, blue eyes) Orange County specifically as we Bravo watchers know… lol I’m not saying none exist… but it’s certainly not the norm as she’s making it seem.

        She’s an idiot. I’d think many people will know that. Where does she come up with this stuff? There’s such a mix in Florida… more than in many places. There is NO way she stood out as “exotic.” Only in her dreams… for sure.

        Another fairy tale “biography” like Taylor Armstrong’s. Amazing how stupid these wenches think we are.

    • August 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      I live close to Boca and you’re right: full of New Yorkers.

      • causingdrama
        August 6, 2013 at 1:59 AM

        I had a really hard time reading the chapter. I just couldn’t stop rolling my eyes…

      • Just saying
        August 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        I went to Boca High. It is nothing like she said it was.The school has people from many different ethnic backrounds , Not just blonde bit***. Many and most of my friends at Boca high once lived in NY or NJ and were very well liked. in fact Boca is mainly full of NY and NJ people . Many still have that heavy northern accent Melissa has. I’m probably considered more of an outcast then she, because I was born in Florida unlike many I went to school with. She probably wasn’t like at Boca High , because she probably wasn’t a nice person to be around.

    • vallygirl
      August 9, 2013 at 6:02 AM

      Does Melissa think we’re stupid?! She copied the Outsiders!! I didn’t fall for it sorry Melissa I’m not stupid!

  7. Tassie Devil
    August 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I had to check what month we were in after reading this, I thought we must have been in APRIL and it was the 1st and you were doing an April FOOL on us.
    Is she for real, those that were keeping their mouths shut about her, ex boyfriends and many others, she refers to as bitches may now come out of the woodwork

    I think she thinks the world is going to be POOR MELISSA NEVER

    PS Looks like TB is now a mobster sending Anthony threats I’m connected what a joke

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Yes Tassie, I think they are coming out of the woodwork! And I added those tweets in another comment down-thread. Thanks for pointing that out!

    • vallygirl
      August 9, 2013 at 6:06 AM

      TB is no mobster he proved it when he got his butt kicked by Juicey, did you all notice he even lost his shoes lol?

  8. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Man… that was hard to read. Why did I read that? There was no point to her rambling. First chapters make first impressions. Not a very good one.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      Whoever edited that should be fired.

      • Jersey Obsessed
        August 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

        That’s probably why she didn’t give credit to her writer… NOW I get it. Lol

      • Tassie Devil
        August 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

        Jules have you seen twitters, Bryans etc

        THANKYOU JESUS all the nasty shit will be off Teresa for a bit, this is the only nice thing TSIL has done for the Gorga Family

        • August 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

          Yes Tassie. I love Bryan and hope he is doing with health wise and stays out of the drama. Time will tell Tassie. Will Love tweeted that Bravo needs to sign as a FT housewife to end the Manzo/affair and Marco rumors with truth or something like that. I don’t want to watch Penny and I don’t want to wait for another season. I know some hate when I say this but shit or get off the pot (not Bryan, I want him healthy).

      • Anonymous
        August 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

        Agreed! I just got stupid reading that.

        • August 4, 2013 at 12:27 AM

          I’m still chuckling over your comment. Thanks for the laugh!

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      I agree, it does not read well, like someone wrote it rambling and then the publisher didn’t even correctly edit it. Doesn’t sound like a professionally published book. I hope this isn’t the final version they plan on releasing cause my 12 yr old can write better than this.

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM


        • Dubbalicious
          August 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

          I think you’re correct Celi! Although she does a good job on her own. 🙂

  9. August 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    One more thing. If your husband was killed suddenly in a car accident, would you call her on the phone screaming and crying when she was at a sleepover at some stranger’s house? Or would you get in the car and go get her. If you did not know where she was, would you not call her and make up a story to get her home so that you could tell her in person and monitor her?
    Who does that? Who calls a kid who is sleeping over a friend’s house crying and screaming, your father is dead and hit a tree? What kind of people are the Marcos?

    • karla M
      August 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      I wonder if she was at her lesbians house sleeping over

      • August 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

        No doubt.

      • August 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

        No doubt!

      • elemcee
        August 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

        I wasn’t gonna say, but just sayin’.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Someone said she must have watched Lifetime movies to come up with this crap … I believe it. She is so delusional. I have no friends, I get beat by “30” girls and escape, I have a sleepover at a “friends” and my mom calls to tell me — all lies.

      • Carolinaa1220
        August 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

        So true…too much drama, always the victim..always desired by men and hated by women..hard to get…Bullshit.

      • Think This Through
        August 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

        That would match up with the old Nat Wood ( I think) scene on the knees “PLEASE STOP HURTING US!” Old Movie.

        • Sue Ling
          August 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM

          Also, that whole cheerleader story is BS. I don’t even know where to begin with all of the lies in that story. Freshman make varsity, especially in small schools, not that I believe she did. But she was not made to wear the mascot costume. And she was not shunned by the entire school and bullied like that for making varsity cheer. As if she is the first person in the history of cheer at that school to make varsity as a freshman. You’re that miserable, ask to be put down to JV or freshman. What a lying idiot.

          • August 4, 2013 at 12:02 AM

            That was truly pathetic. The whole story about the violent cheerleaders was absurd. They probably didn’t like her because she was a whore. I wonder how she managed not to run over the rabid cheerleaders when she gunned it through the crowd that was stoning her. Also, she was no looker. I don’t think I have ever seen anybody who’s nose was as wide as her grin.

            • August 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

              Remember, she said it was pitch black.

            • August 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

              Also, maybe she doesn’t think anyone went to high school, but varsity cheerleaders do not wear the mascot uniform!!! Some random student wears it. Varsity cheerleaders ( by all accounts, even on Lifetime) are coveted.

              Also, the only girls that can’t get along with ANY other females ( her friends all turned on her because she made the squad, the varsity cheerleaders pulled her hair, and a gang of 30 blondes in Fl, her sister-in-law, her bridesmaids) is because you’re a (shore) whore and/or a complete narcissist and/or a bitch. It’s kind of hard to be HATED and TORMENTED everywhere you go. She wasn’t even mildly pretty.

        • kayswhims
          August 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM

          Someone said the thing she did at the retreat at the table where she checked her reflection with a knife was from a natalie wood movie. maybe her father was a fan of Natalie wood.

          • kayswhims
            August 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      • suziezee
        August 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        I can’t even believe I’m responding to this but, wouldn’t something like that end up in the news?

        • Anonymous
          August 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM

          I agree !! all this crazy shit that she claimed had happened to her (which is clearly all lies )should have made the news. I mean hell if she really got beat up by 30 something cheerleaders, none of this crap is even believable. I really despise MEHO.

    • rayanna36
      August 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      I agee! When I found my husband our oldest wasn’t home. She was with my ex sister-in-law. I called her & told her what was going on & to bring her home. I didn’t speak to my oldest because I was so upset that I could barely speak. My ex sister-in-law told her what was happening & brought her home.

      • rayanna36
        August 3, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        My ex sister-in-law told me to speak slower & calm down. It took about five minutes before she understood what I was saying.

    • toxicprince
      August 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      that’s what i was thinking! you do not tell someone (especially at such a young age & when the death was so unexpected) that their father has died over the phone when they are with their friends. that is just cruel & quite awkward for her friends that she was with. disgusting.

    • August 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      I immediately thought that was odd myself. Who would tell their teenage daughter that over the phone?!?!? You would think she would go pick her up. It just keeps getting deeper and deeper in Marco land.

  10. August 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    I mean ex-husband.

    • Miss Alicat
      August 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      I noticed how nowhere in that first chapter does she mention her parents are divorced and her mother was remarried when they moved to FL…it all reads like they were still married and living the almost-fairy tale. If she was remarried, there should have been no concerns about the deceased father’s business dealings and the mother being “broke” because the father “didn’t sign contracts”. Does she not understand the concept of public records?

      • Miss Alicat
        August 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        And I always thought the sentiments in the birthday card sounded like something a mother would write to their daughter, pretending it was from the father after a divorce, kinda like that letter in ‘Hope Floats’? Explains why the handwriting looks feminine.

  11. Tassie Devil
    August 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM


    It is under believable the contradictions, did someone proof read this shit and I bet some people are going to pick sentences, from Barbara Cartland Novels and I think I picked up a sentence out of a old song already.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      It’s stunning and not in a good way.

    • Tassie Devil
      August 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      meant to be unbelievable, look what she is doing to us

  12. August 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Maybe because i was sober and didn’t dress like a slut. I’m gobsmacked.

    • tulip
      August 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      gessie, she sure is making up for it now though, isn’t she? 🙂

  13. elle
    August 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Oh brother….TSIL is always the victim. Reads like a high school level first draft.

    • Tassie Devil
      August 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM


      It will be the publishers fault, they printed the first draft not the final cut. I meant to say Publishers and Teresa’s

    • elle
      August 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      Forgot to mention the preemptive strike against old boyfriends…I guess just in case. Also, Miss Four Year College should also know it’s deep seated rather than deep-seeded and why wasn’t that picked up in editing…was there editing?

      • August 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

        I caught that, too. Idiot.

        • Isolde
          August 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

          Me too, and I thought exactly the same thing–was this edited? It is all over the place, full of lies based on the information we already know about them. She keeps talking about her father coming to Florida, and that her mother wouldn’t leave her father, but they were divorced when she was 14, and her mother was remarried when TSIL was 16–not in her 20’s. She makes it sound like her parents were still together when they moved to Florida, and they had gone on ahead, but according to Fame’s information preceding the article, they were divorced, and her mother remarried. Why then would her mother have been so devastated by her father’s loss, when he was her ex-husband.

          Also, the part about 30 girls attacking her, because she was accused of sleeping with someone else’s boyfriend–and they only punched her in the nose once?? I have seen this story in a movie, only it was three girls, not 30. Then there is the shoplifting, but she went to court, paid a fine and it was expunged from her record, when we all know that she never appeared in court, and there was an open warrant that was done away with last year or two. This chapter is complete fiction from a really delusional woman. It is written poorly, edited poorly, and full of lies based on information already known about her.

          She was partying, dancing, lived with boyfriends, but she was a good girl praying for two years for a good man to marry?? I wonder if that was when she was living with Bryan, when she was praying for God to send her a man?? Who does this woman think she is kidding?? Honestly, if anyone wastes their money on this crock of shit, they truly are a fool, and have money to throw away. TSIL’s mother and sisters should be embarrassed and angry that she has done nothing but lie about her parents’ marriage, I know if my sister wrote nothing but lies–she would have me exposing her. Unbelievable!!

          • toxicprince
            August 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

            actually i kind of want to read the whole thing. i am just interested in all the lies that it will be filled with. i am NOT paying money for it though. probably be able to find a pdf online or something. lol.

            • elemcee
              August 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

              Take one for the team and let us know TP. We will appreciate it, thank you very much.

              • August 4, 2013 at 8:22 AM

                I already decided to “take one for the team.” Fame, you have a Kindle? If so, I would be more than happy to “loan” it to you. Or Jeannie, Moma, Jules, etc. I think I can only “loan” it once?? I will have to check into that. I’m sure there are copyright issues with PDF-ing it and distributing it to others — I think anything more than a few chapters is a big no-no? I could check on that Monday at work. If not, heck, someone would need to tell me how to do that. Or a few of us could get it and assign certain chapters to PDF 😀

                • elemcee
                  August 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

                  You are a strong lady, Princess. I really do not think I could red anymore of that drivel. I had to force myself to read the entire chapter. It made my head hurt.

                  • August 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

                    I found it to be absolutely hilarious. But then again, I sometimes have the maturity of an immature 12 year old 🙂

                    • August 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

                      And I’m really nosey!!!!!

            • charok
              August 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM

              god help me toxicprince i do too wanna read it just as a morbid curiousity too. no way in hades am i gonna pay for it though either LOL

            • punkinseed
              August 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM

              As a mag. editor it was really hard for me to read this. It’s all over the place with so many contradictions and reads more like a teen’s journal when the writer is asked to write it as if speaking to say, a friend… sigh. I’d send this manuscript back to her and request she have it ghosted after I read the first two pages. I’m always looking for the story’s flow and if it doesn’t, it’s rewrite time.
              Writing like Mel’s makes me appreciate my writers all the more. They work really hard to create interesting and correct copy, and it’s not an easy job. I seldom find any errors or have to edit very much. I’m so lucky!
              Even us editors have our flaws. I’m the queen of redundancies and the run-on sentence sometimes. I try to keep it in check, but it’s easier for me to just write it and get a writer to wear my editor hat for me. When I don’t have anyone to proofread my copy, I simply read it out loud and TADA! I can fix it all by my very own self by myself. LOL.

            • Anonymous
              August 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

              I can’t wait for it to hit the 99cent store! I will totally buy it!

          • Jack Hole
            August 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

            Well I think that if Bryan had a heart and was not going to come forward about things from her past, he may be reconsidering that sentiment after reading this.

            The honest thing to say would have been something more along the lines of falling in love a few times before it stuck or something more kind about her past relationships…I get her logic and what she is TRYING to do (call out these men before they officially get to her and make her man feel like he was the only one EVER that she has been in love with, bc we know Gorga is insecure…) however, I think what is a little lost on her is that these are not “cute little funnies” in a cookbook to keep it interesting, this is her offering up the ” story of her life” so the bar is going to be a little higher in terms of content, context and quality.

            This is how sociopaths think–Caroline always says “it’s Teresa’s world,we are all just in it!” But I think this statement is WAY more appropriate about Melissa. She lives in a messed up head space and she has NO care about of how things she says/ does will affect others. I mean, it is right there in black and white, plain as day! There is no Teresa to blame for this one either!! The lies we see her spewing are to protect HERSELF, and that is all that matters to her.

            What I am read really made me very sad…she is really delusional… and what I predict is she is going to do a bunch of press and make it that she “refused to sell her family out” yadda yadda yadda and that is why the story is so choppy. She already kind of planted the seed for that on the show. So that will make her “better than Teresa” (in my Crazy Jacqueline making fun of Teresa-voice)! Lol

            The glaring obvious problem with her trying to play innocent/ better than Teresa on this front is that is goes against her reasoning for how she entered the cast the way she did- at her own admission. Her whole argument for feeling justified to join without having the decency to talk to her cast member/in law was– DUM DUM DUM– they were not speaking/ not that close/ having problems…so then if she is NOT the type to sell ppl out(like she was trying to say about how to present her father in her book), why the hell would she join the show w the person that she is supposedly having all of these damn problems with??!!!

      • August 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

        The writing staff did not look too happy when they were filmed. Perhaps they all refuse to work with her. Or could it be Melissa wants to write it all by herself, to show everyone how smart she is.

        • punkinseed
          August 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

          If I have a writer who refuses edits or corrections we can tell them to shape up or get the heave ho. I had one try to tell me the Chicago & AP Style manuals are not worth her time to bother with. Ahem…
          In this vanity piece/book situation it appears MeHo refused any help from the writing staff and they recused themselves. That might be why there’s no ghost writer credit on the book.

          • August 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

            I have a grandson in 8th grade who write so much better. I am not even joking.

          • elemcee
            August 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

            She cannot figure out what the style books are trying to say! To many logical, big words for her.

  14. karla M
    August 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I’m starting to really believe she wrote this book all by herself… It’s elementary writing :p

    • Sue Ling
      August 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      I’m sure Joe helped. It even looks like he may have taken on the editing and proof-reading responsibilities. I definitely see his handiwork in there. Really a meeting of the minds at that kitchen table.

      • cass
        August 4, 2013 at 8:09 AM

        OMG….laughing so hard!!! The picture in my mind is too funny of those two 🙂

      • August 4, 2013 at 9:28 AM

        Wiping the coffee off of my screen.

  15. Marty
    August 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    My friend and I just purchased Skinny Italian gift basket. We are having an Italian food themed get together in a couple of weeks. We thought it would be fun to support Teresa and try her food products. Yay! Can’t wait!! A little pricey but splitting it with a friend makes it worth it.

    • Dubbalicious
      August 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      That sounds like fun!! Can I come? 🙂

      • Marty
        August 3, 2013 at 10:45 PM

        The more the merrier!!! I’m in California.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      please let us know how you liked it! I was in that website poking around and saw that basket too, way to pricey for me. Enjoy Marty!

      • Marty
        August 3, 2013 at 10:54 PM

        It was a little pricey I must say! I think the fact that we split the cost and put into perspective what we would spend ordering out or going out to dinner for about 15 to 20 of us. Win win here! Us and Teresa!

        • suziezee
          August 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM

          Really? It’s that expensive? Holy crap, I hope it’s worth it,dolls! 🍸🍸

  16. lucille mason
    August 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    laughing at melissa\s book,says her daddy took her to the shore, put her on rides. melissa toms river is part of the shore, just go over the bridge to seaside and you have the rides. as far as malls, 20 yrs ago,only one we had was ocean county mall.then you made that high school was so bad here, toms river wasn’t built up, back, then like it is now. we couldn’t get over how nice it was to drive here,except for summer,when tourists came.i would love to hear what the other cheerleaders have to say about you.if you said you were raised in bayonne , jersey city, since i lived there too, i might believe part of you’re story,but not the toms river part.you’ll never make a author, this one chapter is full of lies and really boring

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      You are right. I am with you. I lived by that bridge and went to work at A& P every single morning since 1995

  17. yup
    August 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    For Melissa’s entire life, females have been mean to her for no reason. It’s so unfair and sad for her. It’s because they’re so jealous of her…in every single case, her entire life–it’s never been because of anything Melissa has done wrong. Isn’t that sad and unfair, you guys?

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      I knew it would be bad, but OMG. She could have gained fans if she was honest, but she does not know how to be honest. I feel sorry for her kids and am actually glad that Lysa has them unless they are needed for props. I just feel sorry for the kids.

      • yup
        August 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        Her narcissism is so blatantly obvious–I can’t believe there are people who consider themselves to be her fans. She’s so gross.

      • Sue Ling
        August 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

        mzjulesaz, I used to work with a young woman who was very proud to say “other women hate her” and that she didn’t have any friends even though she has tried so hard to make them. She believed this was a testament to her beauty. Really, she was a very average looking bitch.

        • elemcee
          August 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

          There are a lot of very beautiful avatars on this site. And, I bet all of you beautiful ladies have friends, right? Stand up, so we can count! I have lots of friends, and I was a cheerleader. Some of the other cheerleaders and I are still close. How can she be SO stupid?

          • August 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

            I was the head cheerleader, until a knee injury sent me to the sideline. Truth be told, back in the late 60’s early 70’s being a cheerleader was not as competitive as it is now. None of us had gymnastic lessons and most girls were shy and did not want to try out. Looks did not matter much, a girl had to be loud and able to jump, do tumbles and splits.

            Over 40 years later, we are all still friendly with each other and with other women. That is what I find strange with this group, with the exception of Teresa, where are their friends?

            • elemcee
              August 5, 2013 at 1:17 AM

              Next she will lie and say she was prom queen, and the other girls were so jealous they dumped a bucket of blood on her…

          • JUST ME P
            August 5, 2013 at 2:25 AM


            • Deb G
              August 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM

              My daughter started cheering in Pop Warner at about 9, she cheered in middle school, high school (was a captain) even cheered her first year of college. She is beautiful inside and out is now a sixth grade English teacher and has 3 handsome little boys! She is still very close to all her childhood friends one whom is also a teacher and now coaches cheerleading, the coach was really one of the best cheerleaders I ever saw!! Funny thing is they always beat toms river east in competitions! My daughter is younger than Melissa so their paths never crossed, but we are only a couple of towns away. Bottom line most of the girls were very nice and still are!

              • lucille mason
                August 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM

                kids here in ocean county are raised so different than ones in city. will somebody tell me why, melissa got that big advance on book,thats not going to sell

    • Think This Through
      August 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      That’s because Super T can — Time Travel — and she arranged IT ALL! 😉

      • August 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        Now I am wiping kombucha off of my screen, lol.

    • Jack Hole
      August 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      I would LOVE to hear Dr. V’s take on this?? I am not a fan of hers- I think she acted completely unprofessional and then tried to clean up her act on WWHL , which to me came across even WORSE…but anyways, Dr. V should be eating crow, has egg on her face and if she cannot see how diagnosable and wrong Melissa is (in the context of this situation with Teresa , not saying ppl w diagnoses are wrong), then she needs her license revoked!!

      Melissa is the victimizer, always has been. Teresa tried explaining and once again had to take all the heat, do all of the apologizing etc etc etc

    • Kimmers
      August 4, 2013 at 12:23 AM

      Oh yes it’s just heart breaking!

  18. Carolinaa1220
    August 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    This bitch is so ridiculous. This “chapter” proves exactly what she is, a narcissistic POS. She’s a total mess.

    I couldn’t stop laughing when I read this part: “Day one at Boca High, my new classmates sized me up as a freak. I had curves and wore a jean jacket….The boys, meanwhile, were licking their chops and telling me how exotic I looked.” –Haha really??? You were probably as flat as a board, your “curves” are surgically enhanced tits. Damn Melissa, what’s your secret? Everywhere you go you are desired? Could it be that you’re a huge whorebag? Ugh, I can’t stand this compulsive lying sociopath—and it’s not even because it’s that time of the month either! LOL

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      I know … she has a boy’s figure plus paid for boobs. She has no curves and didn’t then.

    • yup
      August 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      I can’t tell you how many girls I’ve punched in the face for wearing a jean jacket. those bitches should have chosen their outfits a little more carefully.

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        LOL and arrange to ambush them with 30 other girls — delusional

        • toxicprince
          August 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM

          i wonder how she managed to get 30 people into her brand new lincoln town car? i mean, they aren’t that big.

          • August 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM


      • Miss Alicat
        August 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

        this comment had me rolling!!! LOL

    • Jersey Obsessed
      August 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      LMAO@all three of you…especially Yup!

  19. Jersey Obsessed
    August 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I am thoroughly confused. First of all her sisters ages don’t add up to how long her parents were married (raises eyebrow), second if getting married at 18 and be oming a traditional housewife…um when did her Mom get the prior nursing experience? She didn’t have a real relationship or trust a guy before Joe, but she lived with Bryan for two years? You basically married your Dad when you married Joe…is she setting him up to be the cheater and her be the victim for when these past indiscretions come out? I really think she’s going to make Joey Gorga look like the asshole cheater who drove her into the arms of another man since she was already shell shocked from her parents marriage. Mark my words, there’s a story there…you heard it here first! LMAO

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Good point Jersey, let’s hope and pray that ballbiter ALWAYS has his brakes checked… God forbid it’s raining and HE hits a tree…….just sayin :{

      • hobbyath
        August 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        she has too much luggage. dirt bag, has nothing to offer

  20. August 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Good questions all, Jersey obsessed. Like zi said, this thing could be picked apart line by line, and we don’t even know her. If somebody who knew her in her high school years is lurking on here, please please please spill.

    • Carolinaa1220
      August 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      Yes. Please do.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      I’m getting a glass of Merlot before I go back and re-read this crap….LOL

      • Jersey Obsessed
        August 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM

        You guys are funny! I unfortunately had to re-read each paragraph as I went along it was so poorly written and nothing matched up. She has such an agenda! Trying to plant the seeds of Theresa being a mean girl because girls always did that to her for no reason, all the while implying jealousy in a very passive aggressive way. And did anyone catch the “We always walked a straight line” comment that Joey made during the last reunion? So manipulative!

        • hobbyath
          August 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

          I perceive Theresa as a beautiful person with the “it” factor. She is mellow, when she needs to be and explodes not as often as she should.
          I really hope that I can make my cancer schedule and her book signing schedule work together, so I can give her a Hug.

          • August 3, 2013 at 10:01 PM

            Giving you a hug hobby … I hope you get to meet her her and give her a hug! Take care of yourself.

            • hobbyath
              August 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

              I am soooo angry. All this Mel book stuff, how she suffered – she has no idea what the suffer is..
              what a clown – it triggered so many memories… hell… I am down, crying.
              i’ll shake it off, give me a moment…
              eeeeeeeee too long

              • August 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM


                • hobbyath
                  August 4, 2013 at 1:02 AM

                  😦 still crying, sorry:(

                • hobbyath
                  August 4, 2013 at 2:42 AM

                  thank you

              • charok
                August 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

                hobby (big hug)

              • JUST ME P
                August 5, 2013 at 2:34 AM

                (((((((. Hobby. ))))))

            • hobbyath
              August 4, 2013 at 2:44 AM


          • August 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM

            A big hug from me too.

      • happylady
        August 4, 2013 at 1:04 AM

        wine isn’t gonna cut it with this mess, break out the shot glass, this calls for the hard stuff, Aw hell, just grab the whole bottle!

  21. August 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I don’t even know where to start……sneaker wearing tween’s MIGHT buy into this Debbie Downer of a story, because that is her targeted age group…and why in God’s name does she not say THANK-YOU GOD (you know, when she’s thanking him for her Angel from God) instead of
    ” THANK-YOU JESUS “????? I’m so confused from reading this that I don’t think I’m making any sense…….and I’ve read it twice!!!!!! *.*

    • Tassie Devil
      August 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      Hi shoebuyer (I love shoes too0

      Im waiting for Jeannie to HELP, I have read twice too.

      • August 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        J E A N N I E ……..H E L P (she likes shoes too)*.*

    • August 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      I could not read all of it. I could actually “feel” my IQ dropping yesterday.

  22. Tassie Devil
    August 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    BRAVO must be thinking



    They will be lucky to get a cent from this.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      As Dubba eluded to earlier, many people do NOT read the blogs and do NOT know the back story. Time will tell … but I think the chick is delusional.

      • Dubbalicious
        August 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

        the sad reality is most people think Teresa’s the bad guy! Whenever I get into a conversation about NJ..be it with friends, coworkers, relatives….the first person they call out is Teresa. That Fox piece really made things clear to me! Teresa.. to the masses is a crazy, table flipping, hot headed, trouble making Italian who can’t maintain relationships with her family. This whole situation definitely speaks to her brand/character ..which I think is a good thing. I gotta tell you though, when my friends tell me how much they like Melissa, how nice she is…I want to scream. They watch this as a reality show and believe in the portrayal of the characters. They take the show at face value. True reality. It doesn’t even dawn on them that something’s not right. There’s so much to know, I can’t even begin to fill them in. They don’t read blogs or use twitter. They, I believe are the majority of the viewers. Just the way Bravo wants it!
        I’m talking about educated, successful, intelligent ADULTS!!

        • August 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

          It’s infuriating. The general public watches the show at face value and doesnt realize how manipulating Bravo is.

          • August 3, 2013 at 10:52 PM

            I just did that the other day on FB — I schooled a group of my friend’s friends and sent them here. Stopped the Mel-love in its tracks. I feel like a missionary.

            • Dubbalicious
              August 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM

              Good job! 😉

          • hobbyath
            August 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM

            Well, this is one of the reasons I found this place (thank you Fame): I was looking and questioning whether a person (3 years back = Teresa) can be so evil
            I am reading twitters of all involved, comparing, and drawing conclusions, then I come here, to Fame.
            Jodi Arias gets less hate mail than Teresa. How is it possible?
            Teresa, stay strong:)

        • August 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

          I hear you Dub. My friends think I’m delusional for trying to find a semblance of the truth as I know what is portrayed is not true. I give them the website for Famewhorgas and I change the topic. Debating RHONJ is worse than religion or politics. Many of my friends see through Mel but not Jaq. They don’t tweet or do blogs either. Bravo loves anything drama and could give rats ass about the effects on real people (that happen to work for them).

          • Dubbalicious
            August 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

            It’s crazy.. yes? I also try to direct people here for the truth!!

          • toxicprince
            August 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM

            i think it’s impossible to convince people that don’t know the truth that melissa isn’t an angel. i just don’t know where to even begin. like, it is so amazing how many articles there are on FW, because no blog about a reality show should have to have that much! but RHONJ does because there is just so much lying! i try to direct people here, but even then, some people are overwhelmed at how much there is to read here. & you have to start from the beginning to get the whole story.

          • August 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

            I have sent several of my friends here also. They were especially surprised to find out about the Laurita’s.

        • Jack Hole
          August 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

          I go through this ALL the time Dubb and I do not get it…thanks for a new way of looking at it! It got so bad, one time I was training a volunteer at my former job and somehow the convo took a turn into this show and she-like everyone else I know, started in about Teresa! I explained my POV and how it is so much deeper than what she is witnessing but I think in the end she was not feeling it?! lol

          The other thing that strikes me as weird is that ppl do not understand T’s anger about how Joe Gorga, Kathy and Melissa joined the show and did not tell her. That in and of itself is problem 1. In other words, none of this other stuff even had to happen for me to know they were all shady/up to something…and ppl can’t see that??!! I just don’t get it!!

          • toxicprince
            August 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM

            i don’t understand how, if you saw the first episode of season 3, you do not get how truly despicable these famewhores are. that christening was just absolutely disgusting, & from that moment on, i knew they would be nothing but trouble & teresa was going down.

            • August 3, 2013 at 11:47 PM

              I agree … that’s what triggered me to find Fame. I read for an entire weekend and was like — wow, I am sane. The entire cast was so jealous of Tre as she has the “it” factor and they don’t. They wanted her gone. I liked Carolyn and Jaq S1 and S2, but S3 not so much as their envy came out and they sided with people they just met, over a friend of 10 years.

              • kayswhims
                August 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

                I also use to be a fan of Caroline and Jax. Teresa did not change. They liked her just fine where she was at. When her circumstances changed, they let envy change them and destroy the trust they had from someone who was real, which is hard to find these days.

  23. MurfsGirl
    August 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    TSIL was over 19 when she graduated from HS? Did she lose school time because of her surgery?

    • Dubbalicious
      August 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Nope, she lost her memory from all the beatings she received! 😉

      • Isolde
        August 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        LOL–too funny!

      • RabbleRouser
        August 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM

        OMG- hahahahha

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      I heard about GED as far as the education goes. She did not finish high school – GED.
      Correct me if I am wrong, please…

      • Dubbalicious
        August 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        I think you’re correct!! I recall reading that as well (GED) next she’ll tell us she graduated valedictorian.

        • toxicprince
          August 3, 2013 at 11:33 PM

          LOL! i bet some of her stupid fans would actually believe that. some of her fans are ridiculously d-u-m-b, DUMB! by the way, i love your avatar/picture with teresa! i would so love to meet her! if she comes to ohio, i would be there in a heartbeat!!

          • Dubbalicious
            August 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM

            Thanks TP! I practically forced my girlfriend to go with me! She’s very supportive of my HW addiction. Lol. 🙂

        • hobbyath
          August 4, 2013 at 2:06 AM

          I am so sorry, and my ignorance – pfe. I have been teaching math at the college for the past 19 yeas… What does mean valedictorian ? I was always shy to ask:(

          • August 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM

            Valedictorian is title given to the student with the highest academic rank in the graduating class. Salutatorian is the title given to the second highest member.

        • August 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

          Thank you for all the laughs.

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM


    • hobbyath
      August 4, 2013 at 1:45 AM


  24. kay
    August 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    i look like a deer caught in headlights after reading that….im speechless….embarrassed and dont know why….excuse me while I go jump off my balcony.

    • Think This Through
      August 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      Do you live in Boca? Do you own a car? Do you have 30 girlfriends?! LOL!

      • August 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        If you do, the authorities would like to ask you a few questions.

  25. yup
    August 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I had no idea that her sisters have kids. Have they ever been on the show?

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      I don’t know if they have … but they are older teens/young adults.

    • Nicole
      August 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Yeah Kim has a daughter and a son. Lysa has 2 daughters and a stepson (There’s pictures and mentions of them on twitter)
      I don’t think they’ve been on the show before though.

      Btw all the kids are teenagers, high school/ early college age

      • Jack Hole
        August 3, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Yeah but, are the other kids ever at any of the photo shoots where Joe Gorga is posing w the Marco’s claiming they are his real family? I only ever ever ever see the 2 sisters and the 2 seedy looking hubbies and then come to think it—why weren’t the Marco nieces/ nephews at the Christening?

        • August 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM

          It’s like the original opening to Everybody Loves Raymond … “It’s not really about the kids.” Or maybe they are the smartest of the bunch and stay far, far away from the cameras. (Like Gabriella, smart girl:)

  26. August 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Well folks, I think I know what’s going on here…..when she hit “rock bottom” she hit head first. That might just be it. FYI.. 1st look is on Bravo

    • marcy
      August 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      @shoebuyer Cant stop laughing for real…

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      this is not a rock bottom, just a bunch of lies. This is unfolding… enjoy the ride

  27. August 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    OMG — TSIL is being nice not doing the whatever tan billboard with TB as she doesn’t want Teresa to say she is copying again.

    • August 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      It was Sizzle Tans — LOL

  28. August 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I love Milania — her husband is going to cook for her!!!

  29. marcy
    August 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Cant wait to read Jeannie’s comment….WOW ???????????….

  30. NCGal
    August 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    It IS a terribly written book. I can’t imagine they’re releasing it in that shape. But maybe the publisher realizes no amount of editing will save it.

    As far as envy….Speaking for myself, I have never been envious of TRASH.

    • Dubbalicious
      August 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Next she’ll be telling people they’re making it into a movie!! Lol.

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM

        Yes and Jlo is going to play her.

        • Dubbalicious
          August 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM


        • August 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

          and Vin Diesel as SlowJoe.

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:54 PM


      • hobbyath
        August 3, 2013 at 11:36 PM

        Celi, I must tell you. I have been reading your comments for a long time now – I love it, to the point. The capital letter are a bit distracting and tough…
        All the best : )

        • August 4, 2013 at 12:46 AM

          hobby ,i dont know how to get the darn capitals off,ill get one of the kids to show me tomorrow.im sorry ,im learning really well,ill catch on .

          • hobbyath
            August 4, 2013 at 1:53 AM

            Love you and your comments 🙂

    • August 4, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      I said from day one, the publishing house was looking for a tax loss.

  31. kay
    August 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Anthony Arater ‏@AArater 5h @WhiteShadows21 u will hear my side of the story! See the pics, letters frm her, and everything! Jus not on here! Lol

    Jeannie ‏@jeannie165V 7m @AArater @WhiteShadows21 omg … this shit is getting good!!!! Hey Anthony, please don’t let us down! we’ve been waiting for this

    Anthony Arater ‏@AArater 5m @jeannie165V I would love to tell all of u right now trust me, u would love it! Just doing it right so u all know it’s real!!!

    • yup
      August 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Anthony Arater ‏@AArater 5h
      @WhiteShadows21 lol… Ur gna see it in the headlines!! Next couple of days!!

      So he said the next couple of days…maybe a magazine story this coming week? What day of the week do the new US Weekly/In Touch types of magazines come out? Monday?

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

        It won’t be in Us Weekly/Intouch, because TSIL is climbing her way to the top with them…if ya catch my drift*.*

        • August 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

          No actually I think she is blowing her way to the top!

          • August 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

            yep…isn’t there a picture of her out there showing the world how to blow? and now that I think about it, Caroline is laughing in the background…hummmmm maybe Caroline likes to watch*.*

            • kayswhims
              August 3, 2013 at 11:04 PM

              hoboken apartment telescope voyeurism

              • August 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM

                It never made the show … but is on this site somewhere, but it TSIL simulating a BJ to TB and the the others in the background laughing. It was Punta Canta (sp?)

            • JUST ME P
              August 5, 2013 at 2:53 AM


    • pcinkc
      August 4, 2013 at 7:14 AM

      I’m a little suspicious of this Arater guy. I’m sure a lot of you will remember @roxeypoxygirl and her hoax re Chris Laurita. This is starting to remind me of her. What do you think?

      • August 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Roxypoxygirl was a fake – proof of it at RealHousewivesLives (http://realhousewiveslives.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/the-curious-case-of-roxypoxygirl/).

        Anthony went to Toms River East High School with Melissa – he knows her and it appears Joe Gorga is threatening him that he has “connections” in a lame attempt to shut him up (just like the Marcos tried to silence Bryan). Anthony has tweeted that he has letters, photos and Valentine’s cards to prove that she was in contact with him after she was married – apparently, she also visited him in prison. Anthony tweeted today: “First chapter was hilarious… Knowing that those were the years we were the closest and I was never even mentioned!! Lol @melissagorga… Ask ur sister if she wants to read these letters to the media?? Or if I should read them? And the Valentines Day cards!! And I never existed… I would love to tell all of u right now trust me, u would love it! Just doing it right so u all know it’s real!!!”

        Bryan’s real and Anthony’s real.

  32. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    As I read her story, a few things really stood out amongst all those delusional tales. Firstly, the “wifey” incident she recounts is BIZARRE! Every behavior that TFSIL exhibited during that period (which is so well documented here on this site) is not what I would consider wife-like behavior.
    We all know what a whore you are Melissa. There is no way you can cleanse your past. Own it, you skanky stripper.

    Also, the “preemptive” stories regarding Bulldog, shoplifting, lesbian lover, etc., all included in this first chapter were very telling. It’s obvious that you, Melissa, are obsessed with this site. Famewhorgas has outlined in detail everyone of these allegations and you couldn’t resist addressing them all in chapter one — LMAO! The truth will set you free, Moron!

    Way to go, Fame! Congrats! You’ve really hit a nerve. Let’s keep on keeping on!

    P.S. Isn’t it strange that the second paragraph of her lie-filled manifesto addresses The questioning of her racial makeup — what is the purpose of that? Three strange sentences that seem SO out of place in that mess! Perhaps she perceives that as another skeleton in her closet that had to be mentioned?

    • fbunnie
      August 4, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      I too found it real strange that she brought up her skin color and racial makeup. Maybe she is bringing this up now, in case it comes up down the road? The girl has motive behind everything.

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      And very careful to say the “boys said she was exotic”. Me thinks that is a touchy subject with her, and she keeps insisting it is not. I wonder why. Ha.

    • Kimmers
      August 4, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      And how bout the brush comment? I don’t even get what she was trying to say there. Can anyone help me out?

      • Jennifer
        August 4, 2013 at 5:19 AM

        Messy meant that her mom couldn’t figure out how to style her hair, or how to tame it, because it was so thick and kinky.she asked did she own a brush, cause her hair was all over the place. And getting back to what others of you said about the comment of ppl thinking she’s mixed, it DOES seem so oddly placed, in the first few sentences, like wtf? Im starting to wonder two things. 1. ppl always thought she was mixed and kept asking her, even though she’s really not, Messy did not like ppl to think she was pt black, because of course she’s full-blooded Italian!!? insulting to her maybe? Or, 2. Messy really IS pt. black and doesn’t want anyone to know. I read a comment on another blog saying they heard a rumor that Messy Mels dad had an affair w/ a black women and was too embarrassed about it, and Donna raised Messy Mel as her own. Who knows?! I remember first seeing a pic of Messy thinking she was mixed. Its obvious that that is a topic that really irks her. Being mixed myself, IMO, i like owning my heritage,

    • Bolilly
      August 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      The half black comment is a prelude to her next storyline “who’s my Real Daddy”

  33. August 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Where’s Jeannie’s take on this tonight?? Haven’t seen her post yet.

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      I haven’t seen Jeannie all day. I don’t remember her stating that she was going to be offline. I’m just praying that all is well with both her and her mom.

      • August 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        I am reading from top to bottom. Hope all is well Jeannie.

    • elle
      August 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM


    • August 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      Poor Jeannie, she’s probably mindfuc-ed like the rest of us or she’s laughing too much

      • kayswhims
        August 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM


    • August 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM


  34. August 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I only have 2 words for Melissa Gorga’s book…..bitch please!

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      It almost compelled (almost) to go Don Caro’s book.

      • August 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        Did the Don’s book every get released? Did it sell at all?

        • August 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

          It was released and did not do well. And no I’m not going to buy it. I couldn’t get through the published excerpt for her either. SAD

        • yup
          August 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

          You should check out the reviews for Caroline’s book on Amazon. You will LOL.

  35. GonadGobbler
    August 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Wow. I’m not gonna lie I actually kind of enjoyed reading that because this rambling piece of garbage was a very interesting view into why she’s such a psycho on the show. The whole “shy, loner, abused by others, I’m so special but no one gets me” thing is an interesting juxtaposition to her “omg I’m such a STAR! everyone adores me!” thing she now has on the show. It explains a lot about how why she would do anything for fame– not saying that she really was a total reject, but it sounds like psychologically she’s pretty fucked up. It is also very strange how much she idolizes her father even though he sounded like a bit of a deadbeat. Very strange indeed.

    This really is just a big “omg I’m such a victim” rant, from “everyone hated me because I was so talented/beautiful that I made the varsity team!” to “I just wanted to be God’s pure angel and the men didn’t like that” As someone who didn’t sleep around, I have to say, I never ran into this problem with men… I think that she probably just had “LOOKING FOR A RICH HUSBAND” stamped on her forehead, not “wifey.” Which I imagine could be a turnoff for a lot of dudes!

    • August 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      preach it Gobbler! Love the “LOOKING FOR A RICH HUSBAND” comment, LMAO!

      • August 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        that makes sense, since TB can’t read, he missed it *.*

    • August 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      I don’t believe a word of it … the chick is delusional. She had to perfect BJ’s to get her bolt ons.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Men can smell that shit from a mile away. She was very defensive about how pure as the driven snow she was in those nightclubs in New York.

      • Saddle_River_NJ
        August 4, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        Pure as the “snow” she snorted up her nose.

  36. August 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Okay, well I have to say from a psychological pov, it is fascinating to read what is so obviously made-up.

    Momajackie, “When the fantasy world is held up to the real world, things just do not add up.”

    Exactly, we’re talking about someone who literally is a sociopath and when you have no conscience you have to fake it because of the dissociative disorder. She paints this storybook picture in the beginning with her parents marriage and the material things, good old fashioned values but her life was nothing like that. You don’t turn out three girls of such nasty disposition who came from this supposed idyllic childhood. Which is why she has to imagine, fantasize, what real people and real love is like to the outside world and try and paint herself into this image that she never had and never was.

    Of course it’s so over-the-top to a real person but MeHo isn’t capable of realizing it. In her mind, she’s writing what she wished she had, what others had and “pretending” as she still is today but because she doesn’t have the emotional capacity to feel what normal people do she overcompensates in the imaginary life she wished she had.

    The extreme of a rosy childhood (until she slips in the bad stuff), onto ALL the girls hated her in high school in New Jersey because she, as a freshman, made it onto the varsity cheerleading squad. She writes it like, naturally, everyone hated me. Then moves to Florida where EVERYONE hated her again, jealous of course.???? Golly gee, what are the chances that every random teenager you come across takes one look at you and hates your guts. Then onto what a virginal, hard-to-get, angel she was and on and on. She prayed every night….no, she partied every night but it sure would sound better if she wrote the former. Joe Gorga is the man of her dreams. Really, a pervert, the antithesis of a gentleman, robs his own parents, disrespects his own parents repeatedly as well as his only sibling, accused of rape, prone to violent rages, deep-seeded insecurities etc. Wow, what a dream come true. I would be mortified and hiding out if I married a man like that. Beyond disgusting.

    Lies, upon lies upon lies. Her father had money but when he died we were broke because there were no contracts with his partners, and they left her family alone to starve? That’s why we have courts. She was always into fashion (Teresa, fashion degree, buyer for department store) and every man wanted her. Pure delusion, she was so insecure she whored herself out to whom ever would return the favors with material things. Her pictures before the show clearly show she was no looker, sorry, if she had a wonderful soul and personality I would say differently. She is plain and WANTED to be the girl she describes because she was anything but.

    Really fascinating and disturbing to be inside her head.

    • August 3, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      Standing ovation Ashley! You nailed it!

    • Jack Hole
      August 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Oh my gosh, I JUST wrote something about this on the story previous to this one today (about her thinking Andy is going to “pick the top wife”…) anyways, yes, I agree. She is delusional, sociopathic and narcissistic. And I said I experienced her AND her sisters as cold with a lack of ability to feel others pain, and that I would not be surprised if something came out along the lines of abuse allegations-but it looks like she went the route of protecting her mother and father rather than being honest, that clearly something was amiss someplace in her life-as you said 3 women do not become this dissociated with others for no reason!! Great points!!

      Fascinating is RIGHT!!!

    • Dubbalicious
      August 3, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Ashley, Wow.. Fantastic post!

      • August 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

        Aw, thanks guys. How fun it would be if Andy read excerpts from her book at the reunion and asked follow-up questions.

        • Jack Hole
          August 3, 2013 at 11:42 PM

          Andy??!! Yeah right, then again, he might have to “jump ship” on Melissa if the real star of the show has to ” go away.”

          • August 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

            Wishful thinking, I know. 🙂
            If @AArater releases some pictures of her in compromising positions, logs, letters etc., then her goose is cooked.

    • charok
      August 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      awesome post!

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      I would check her body for cuttings – selfmutiliation- I went through this with my daughter

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:59 AM

        I think there may be some major abuse going on in that house or outside of it as a result of MeHo’s behavior. MeHo is definitely the worst of her sisters but all are very rough around the edges, to put it mildly. I don’t know that an absentee father accounts for all of MeHo’s problems, could be, but she’s hiding information and that’s very telling. She is a very, very, disturbed young woman.

        • Jack Hole
          August 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

          I think that dad was a ” no-good”(maybe even in w the mob at the lower levels) and mom was probably self-medicating. Even the portrayal of how the mom would get fed up, have them put clothes in hampers and leave for a few days and then they would return to a patient man waiting to pass out hugs…there are so many things about that circumstance alone that screams “ISSUES”. That in and of itself is traumatic for a child to go through. The lack of stability must have been very troubling. And she already spelled out that her mother (like Kathy) had no means or skills to support herself outside of the marriage. And in this culture, it is widely known that they do not seek outside help, that is where all of the self-mediation (pills or drinking) comes into play. I do not know if her mother dealt w her problems in these ways, but I would not be surprised if so.

          And in Teresa’s defense once again, my read on this is that she is admitting fully that money was a big huge factor for her when she was on the prowl before Joe. So the comment she made about “seeing his car and house and THEN falling for him” which infamously rubbed Teresa (and phony Kathy) the wrong way is jumping out all over this chapter.

          Also, I think this is proof that Teresa and Joe Guidice’s relationship is a hotbed of jealousy for Melissa. She clearly wanted (on many levels) what her parents had. The whole “love of a lifetime/high school sweetheart” thing is what I mean. Teresa DOES have that in her Joe and I think that eats Melissa up inside. During those formative years, Melissa was tortured and marginalized and Teresa was held up on a pedestal and worshipped by her childhood sweety.

          Now, Joe Giudice might not be a perfect man/husband, but there is absolutely NO doubt that Teresa is the love of his life. So every time Melissa would accuse Teresa of being jealous that her husband is better or that Teresa wants the life that Joe Gorga provided for Melissa…I obviously knew she was projecting, but now I know WHY!!!

          • Jack Hole
            August 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

            Let me amend something “she clearly wanted what she wants us to think her parents had”

            • Jack Hole
              August 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

              Let me be even more concise–Teresa has had the life long stability that Melissa never had and always wanted in both relationships and family. Teresa probably did look down on Melissa for some time (they come from different worlds, class wise) and then this whole show mess began and Melissa’s narcissism went on overdrive.

              Things are going wrong for Teresa and Melissa is reveling in her pain because, Teresa symbolizes everything Melissa never had.

              • charok
                August 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

                jackhole bingo bingo and bingo!!! missy has gall to say tre envies what her and tb have…quite contrary my dear, SHE is the one that envies tre/juicy’s long time, child hood sweet heart type romance! tre has something that tsil’s parents had. dead on!

                • kayswhims
                  August 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM


          • August 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

            I only read part of it and it was so strange she mentioned something about always having enough to eat. Why bring up something so basic?

            • kayswhims
              August 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM

              I think it ties in with her husband being a good provider like her father. – A man should have a good job , provide food, shelter, etc

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      It is interesting, because the people who have posted that say they know her all talk about how broke her family always was. And, they all mention how she always wore a “fuzzy pink sweater”. This does not sound so fashionable. But, now she was a fashionista like T. Lame, lame, lame.

      • Kimmers
        August 4, 2013 at 1:14 AM

        I remember reading about the pink fuzzy sweater, it was the only nice piece of clothing she owned so she wore it all the time. I also remember reading that she made friends with Love Majewski so she could raid her closet. Apparently Love had designer labels and Mel used to borrow them alot.

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM


    • August 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Ashley, I just added your awesome review of chapter one to the blog so that no one will miss it [I edited out the one part about accusations for which there is no public record]. Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

  37. August 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    twitter action right now:

    Anthony Arater ‏@AArater 9h
    @JohnnyTheGrk lol… Yeah, I got the messages, they think their mobsters! Lol… Am I suppose to be scared! Make the threats public tuff guy

    Anthony Arater ‏@AArater 8h
    @JohnnyTheGrk Yea @melissagorga better tell @joegorga to stop send me messages that he’s connected. Don’t make me lol you got nothing.

  38. qb
    August 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    This is a actual chapter in a BOOK? Somebody is lying somewhere?!?!?!?

  39. hobbyath
    August 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    vent or not to vent…
    I am shaking but I am keeping it together – this is disgrace, the ramble over nothing poor me – taking he focus of people that can say something about the rough upbringing.
    Note: rough upbringing

  40. STLHousewife
    August 3, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    I feel a Jill Zarin moment coming on……Andy: Melissa, your nose looks different. Melissa: Andy, you have to “read my book”. In there I explain how my nose bleed for days…………….Who in the hell lets their nose bleed for days and doesn’t go to the Doctor? WTF? I’ll never get that 10 minutes back. P.S. I am channeling my inner Lisa V and drinking rosé, this may read even worse sober.

    • STLHousewife
      August 3, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      I should have noted, this will be her reason for her nose job/contour. Lordy…..too much rosé.

    • hobbyath
      August 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      well, 20 years ago veterinarian was treating my daughters ear infection – I had no money – just got off the boat, she had a 104 fewer, he was good

  41. August 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    LOL Ya are on a roll tonight. I haven’t laughed this much since the “black shit” incident.

    Boy that TSIL is something else a saint trapped in an exotic body, a sober with a glass glued to her hand, decently dress with her boobs wanting to pop out of her shirt, very religious but doesn’t know how to cross herself corectly, etc., etc.
    Yes we miss Jeannie’s comments. Hope everything is ok with her but if she is trying to explain this first chapter to us she is going to have her work cut out for her. LOL 😉

  42. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    I had no idea that the book was going to be a work of fiction. First of all, it sounds like it was written by a third-grader. Second of all I don’t believe anything other than that she lived in New Jersey and Florida. The rest? There are just no words for poor little Melissa and her tale of woe.

    I’d do an eye roll but they got stuck at the first paragraph and haven’t resumed their normal position.

  43. rayanna36
    August 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    This chapter is one big contradiction, bull, hogwash, malarkey, whopper, fiction, & lies. Did I leave anything else out.

  44. kayswhims
    August 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    I think it is possible that TSIL father was narcissistic and she was what is called the golden child who did not have to follow rules or be respectful to her siblings etc. A home were she was the one who got the best of everything. Whatever achievement she made was held up above the other children.

    As the golden child her life and her father’s life ( the narcissist parent) become entangled not knowing where he ends and she begins because he used her for an extension of himself. She would have no boundaries and a distorted identity.

    The golden child learns to lie and manipulate and become a narcissist themselves. They gloss over the narcsisitic parent’s mistakes and blame them on someone else..

    • Jack Hole
      August 3, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      I think her father was not a stand up guy and that card was not the last thing he gave her, it was maybe the only thing he gave her.

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM

        IMO … the card was fake.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      I think her dad wasn’t her bio father or her mother wasn’t her bio mother cause she looks nothing like her sisters. Italian my ass.

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:35 AM

        She’s an adult so I can comment on this — no kidding. Why even say in your book that people thought you were 1/2 black? Why say didn’t my mom have a hairbrush?

        • Jack Hole
          August 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

          It is all so weird!! And I think if this something she is trying to say was an endearing thing for her and her family-again, she could present it in a much more understandable way. For instance, one of my nieces looks like the Olsen Twins. And she has no traits that the rest of us have. She is blond/blue and the rest of are not! So there is this joke (bc both my brother and SIL are in sales so they get a lot of Fed Ex to their house) so we joke that my niece looks like the Fed Ex guy. But there is WAY more context to the story and to make it endearing, you have to spell that out. Melissa just throws it out there and that puts weirdness around it…for me.

  45. August 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    I had no idea that the book was going to be a work of fiction. First of all, it sounds like it was written by a third-grader. Second of all I don’t believe anything other than that she lived in New Jersey and Florida. The rest? There are just no words for poor little Melissa and her tale of woe.

    I’d do an eye roll but they got stuck at the first paragraph and haven’t resumed their normal position.

  46. fbunnie
    August 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Melissa making an ass of herself is quite entertaining.
    *grabs popcorn*

  47. August 3, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Hi everyone, I’m so glad I found this blog. Thank you Lucille for guiding me. Just going to read some of the comments. Have a good night.

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      Hi Barb, welcome!

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM


    • Dubbalicious
      August 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      Hi Barb, glad you found us!! 🙂

    • August 13, 2013 at 6:34 AM

      BARB! So happy to see u here. I recall threading w u on other site and enjoyed your posts. Smart lady, good heart is my four word recollection.

  48. August 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    I cannot believe the publishing house let that out as a preview. They must have no faith that this thing is even remotely salvageable. They got their payout from Bravo (as a legitimate conduit for selling this thing) so the publishers are not worried about recouping any losses. This was a gimme – they will not be rolling out the red carpet promoting this pile of dead trees.

    • Think This Through
      August 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      Wonder if this chapter release this month was partially a “test” of the reading audience …. and/or a way to see if any men would come out to contradict TSIL’s “story”.

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        Unfortunately it got tons of hits today. They look at the hits — I didn’t see a comment section.

  49. meri4911
    August 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    What a bunch of contradictions and bullshit…..my family life was just wonderful, but my mother and I moved to Florida without my father…oh did I forget they were divorced? And there were flying hairbrushes and crying and yelling,,,,but did I say how wonderful my parents were? I was a virgin and the girls were jealous of me and the boys wanted me but oh yeah I dated lots of assholes and stole and went to clubs…but I was a good girl. OMG so confusing and all over the place and lies, lies, lies. WOW just WOW and she got a college degree to be a teacher? (thank you Jesus that she never actually taught or those children would be in trouble) Wow..how could this ever be put into print as a book? And if my daughter was attacked by 30 girls I would think I would call the police…I could go on and on and on! Please…someone come forward and tell the truth about this poor delusional girl…she needs an intervention!

    • hobbyath
      August 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      well, my live was not as wonderful – that’s why I am in US – 4000 miles from the wonderfulness…
      I really hope, that Teresa will come out stronger than ever and show the middle finger to everybody…

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      LOL, Meri! I love your post! I hope some people from her past come back to haunt her skanky butt! Tsil is so far out there that it’s scary! I wonder if this is the story Tb think’s is true? Or, does he know he married a shore whore with a skanky past and she had to make this up to sell her book? I like her, “and I prayed and prayed for 2 years and God sent me Joe.”! The girls a quack who even walks like a duck!

      • embee
        August 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Oh he knows who he married. Didn’t he first see her on vacation in Cancun as part of a sexual orgy? Yep, that’s the virginal girl walking the knife edge that TB married.

  50. tulip
    August 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    So, the girls at her high school in Florida thought she was a slut, but all the guys told her just after a few minutes of talking with her that she was girlfriend material?

    Also, she is trying to imitate Teresa in her story, let’s see…

    1. She was bullied by a bunch of women. (Tre was bullied by the women and cast on the show)
    Melissa knows that when the bullying started, that’s when Tre started to gain more fans.

    2. She has old fashioned values when it comes to guys, she was a “good” girl. (Tre was a good girl and it was brought out on the show that Juicy was her first).

    3. She WORKED THREE JOBS? Yeah, right! She knows how Teresa’s fans admire her for working hard and trying to be the breadwinner.

    Also, I noticed that she is using her dead father to make an excuse for shoplifting. Within the first few paragraps above, she mentioned all the material things her parents had. She mentions further on down how much she loves fashion. She wanted all the things Teresa had. She wanted to be the “star” as her daddy called her.

    Finally, after reading this, it sounds like nothing more than an immature little girl’s diary filled with exaggerations. THIRTY GIRLS surrounding her to beat her up? Wow! That must have been some night! And all she got out of it was a bloody nose? Man, she was lucky!

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Just call her Bruce Lee.

  51. Sylvia smith
    August 3, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I thought her mom remarried, a Persian, and she has a stepsister named Amanda

  52. JUST ME P
    August 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM


  53. meri4911
    August 3, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    And why isn’t there a pic of her in the smelly pirate outfit if that is what she had to wear all season LMAO I would love to see that!

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

      I wish someone that lives in the area would go to the Public Library and look up the High School Yearbook for these years she speaks of. I’ll chip in some gas money*.*

      • embee
        August 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

        LOL, maybe we can find that online. I’m willing to spend some time on it.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      I know — Varsity team, but I’m the mascot cuz they were mean to me???????

  54. GonadGobbler
    August 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    lol Melissa is so dumb. I know she’d never have the guts for it, but you know what would sell? A JUICY TELL ALL ABOUT HOW SHE LIVED A SKANKY LIFE but then settled down with her man to be a mama, and how she brings the “sexiness” from that life to her domesticated life. I mean, wasn’t everyone a little slutty before settling down? lolol

    • hobbyath
      August 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      this will never happen, Teresa will not allow it

  55. GonadGobbler
    August 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Also, I’m not trying to be rude– the cheerleading pictures are cute, and she’s a cute girl. (Now I think she looks too plastic to be cute, but whatever.) However, I doubt she was the girl who made guys want to sell their souls just for a moment in her presence. Again, delusions of grandeur. How many women do you know that all men just fall at their feet for? Like, if we’re being realistic– boys liked me, and I generally did well with men, but I also wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea– I had a big gap tooth in high school that some people found cute, and some people found ugly. LOL!

  56. charok
    August 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    wow i come back from an awesome visit with my dad and i see this post…i definately took notes on the first part of this post=the DOB, the move to FL with the new persian stepdad, the lesbian fling in FL when she was 16,ect…no questions there. however when i got to the part / chapter one of her book, i was like a ping pong ball…i agree where was the editor?

    IF this was to be presented as a “in her own words” sort of autobiographic, going for an authentic flair if you will…wow others said this is comparable to a grade schooler’s essay. AND this chick went to college??? ( scratches head- for the record i am NOT a college grad, i just have my high school diploma) i LOL wondering what the reviews on this book will be once its released. the part about her playing the prudish, hard to get woman waiting and praying for mr right is laughable at best.

    i remember in national enquirer and past posts on this subject, the lesbian lover jamie bauer said missy had an insatiable sexual appetite. what ( i cant remember her exact screen name, i apologize the xjerseygirl who confirmed she knew TSIL and confirmed what we suspected and heard about her, partying gold digging and did not have many female friends because she would hit on their boyfriends! and that everyone called her horsey face, and others not tre told the gorgas on what missy was like!) no wonder girls in NJ and FL didn’t like her – that type of shadiness emits from her like a stench and sticks out like a sore thumb.

    working THREE jobs while in college, well we knew one was lookers LOL> the boys licking their chops at how exotic she was? no they were licking their chops because they knew she was easy, a sure thing, despite her claims of being hard to get and should have “wifey” tattooed on her forehead ( hey with the space on her forehead she could get that in BIG letters! LOL) she only went to clubs because she loved music and dancing…uh huh i bet she does…wow.

    im gonna have to re read this chapter 1 SEVERAL times, it is conflicting on so many levels to what we know. the manner it was written is well grade schoolish. ( i guess we cant accuse tsil having a ghost writer no doubt this is her own words!) and well it is actually funny with all these stories of going to the clubs but not being a “sure thing” and praying for two years until god sent her TB.

    the only thing i felt to be of ANY truth is the anguish and misery she had when she lost her dad.espeically after today visiting with my dad after so many years.

    i have always been super close to my dad, despite him and my mom divorcing when i was only appx 5 yrs old. despite the divorce he has been in my life constantly even when he lived several states away..thanks to many letters and phone calls. and maybe because of my dad going thru prostrate cancer last fall and the operation to remove his prostrate i could feel that sorrow of hers. however difference is my dad was not a drug/alcoholic user. he did not go off for days let alone weeks. and even though i was devastated when they divorced and i was so young, i did not go off trying to hurt others intentionally. sure i rebelled, dated the wrong guys and drank and smoked pot and did worse drugs. no i do not feel sorry for tsil, despite being so close to him and being devastated when he died does not give her a free pass to cause hurt and misery that she had in her life-especially trying to whore out with other peoples boyfriends..

    all i know is i felt so lucky when i got my big bear hug from my dad and watching him interact with my girls. AND i feel even luckier i will get to do it all over again tomorrow too – on my birthday. and that fact alone i know im richer than tsil will ever be, despite me not even having my own apt.let alone a house or mansion or husband either 🙂

    • hobbyath
      August 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      I left all of the sins 4000 miles away 20 years ago.
      Am I sorry I left? – no.
      Do I miss my parents – yes.
      Do I miss their sins – no.
      In the long run, it is what it is, live goes on.
      I have had much easier time forgiving my father – he did not admit/deny – silent., than my mother – she did apologize, and deny- I don/t understand.
      I did forgive, I do remember, I do love them, I do miss them.

      • embee
        August 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        Sorry for what you suffered hobbyath. I hope you’ve built a network of support around you to take the place of the family you left behind. ((hobbyath))

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your story (((Charok)))

      • charok
        August 4, 2013 at 12:54 AM

        thank you mzjulesaz (hug) 🙂

        • Dubbalicious
          August 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM

          Happy birthday Charok!

          • charok
            August 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM

            thank you dubbalicious! 🙂

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      My parents stopped by today, Char, and I hugged them both extra tight and thought of you.

      • charok
        August 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        thank you hon! definately gotta hug our folks extra tight while we got them! thanks for thinking of me (hug to you too!) 🙂

    • embee
      August 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Happy Birthday Charok. Glad you were able to maintain your relationship with your dad and share it with your daughters.

      • charok
        August 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        thank you embee! i am glad my girls have the best of my mom and stepdad(for the record has been a great stepdad to me and my sister and my girls love him too) but also my dad too, and i am eternally grateful both girls have a relationship with w/ all 3 = my mom, stepdad and my dad 🙂

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

      • charok
        August 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

        i did momajackie! even despite some annoying text messages from the ex i sure aint gonna let it ruin my day – whew! i am one tired pup though LOL. dvr’ing tonites episode and waiting to see the “be a good little girl” liner delivered by missy and tre/ jac’s dinner.

  57. elle
    August 3, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Does anyone know the names of the high schools TSIL attended in New Jersey? There could be Facebook groups with people reminiscing.

    • August 3, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Toms River East High School (that’s what the EHS means on one of the photos of Melissa as a cheerleader). This is the same high school that Anthony Arater (@AArater) attended at the same time as Melissa. Here are some of his tweets today:

      Looks like a bunch of bullshit [chapter one of her book] so far and I only read first few lines

      they were still married, but Tonyaeco [Melissa’s father] slept on couch lol

      use to be at house after school wit melis.. Lol and his blankets and stuff were on the couch! The were splitingnup

      u will hear my side of the story! See the pics, letters frm her, and everything! Jus not on here! Lol

      there’s plenty more!!! Trust me! U will hear!!

      I would love to tell all of u right now trust me, u would love it! Just doing it right so u all know it’s real!!!

      Definitely not on Twitter, in the headlines.

      Yea @melissagorga better tell @joegorga to stop send me messages that he’s connected. Don’t make me lol you got nothing.

      Yeah, I got the messages, they think their mobsters! Lol… Am I suppose to be scared! Make the threats public tuff guy

      • elle
        August 4, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        I’m coming up empty so far, but my gut tells me that this is being discussed somewhere by former classmates…or wouldn’t it be funny if the discussion is along the lines of, “Did she got to school with us because I don’t remember her at all?”

        • elemcee
          August 4, 2013 at 12:40 AM

          LOL! I suspect this is very correct!

  58. August 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Dear God, It’s Me Melissa. Holy crap, the chapter is written on about a fifth grade reading level. Why does her ghost writer read like a Judy Blume knockoff providing trashed-up/low-rent content? Oh yeah, because it’s Melissa’s story.

    How age-inappropriate and awkward. Melissa is a married mother of three in her mid-thirties. Embarrassing and gross.

    • charok
      August 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      LOL on the “dear god its me melissa” and judy blume knock off!!!! classic!

    • elle
      August 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Yup, reads like it was inspired by Judy Blume, a bit of A Little Princess, with a dash of the old Pantene commercial with Kelly LeBrock saying “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”.

  59. August 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Honestly – none of this makes sense. Not only does this contradict her blogs and what she say on the show but the chapter contradicts itself from paragraph to paragraph. It is written like she speaks without conjunctions.

    I give it to Melissa though, I truly believe she did write this herself. No wonder why no one is getting credit. Did she also not allow an editor to edit this POS fiction???

    It proves she truly can’t do math because the math of all this from when she moved to how long she stayed in Florida to what year she was in high school to how long her parents were married to when her father died, none of the numbers add up. WOW.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      Don’t forget she can’t remember what year she graduated from college, either.

    • Think This Through
      August 4, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      Someone should screen grab her blogs before they go away!!!!!
      TSIL’s black in in her blogs compared to TSIL’s black ink in her book – ought to be Interesting Comparison!

  60. stephanie
    August 3, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    If Melissa’s dad died in 96′ and she was 18, wouldn’t that have made her 20 when she graduated in 98′? If she was born in 79′ she would have had just turned 17 when he died and she said they moved to Florida when she was a junior which would have meant he had already been dead because she wouldn’t have been a junior till 97′ if she graduated 98′ ? All righty then, I have myself confused! But I think I’m right on this because my daughter was born in 80′ and graduated in 98′ graduated college in 2002′ after 4 years so if Melissa went to college right after high school that would have made her gone to college for 6 years not 4? again very confusing!

    • meri4911
      August 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      I hope she wasn’t going to be a math teacher….or a language arts teacher for that matter…music teacher? Nope…def not! Maybe a dance teacher? I don’t think so! I give up…maybe we will find out in Chapter 2!

      • hobbyath
        August 4, 2013 at 12:47 AM

        Stephanie, one of my students wrote a letter like this, no commas, no periods, no capital letters, then she stated she hates computers – she wants to be a math teacher- and I am like: what the hell are you doing in my class

        • Stephanie
          August 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

          Sorry, didn’t know grammar counted? Just trying to get my point across.

          • kayswhims
            August 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM

            I got your point Stephanie. One of my family members needs to use caps so she can see what she is typing. I am not very good with grammar and writing either, but I think about the people who do not join in during a conversation becasue they stutter. If someone like Teresa says something people make fun of, I just say I know what she meant so she did get her point across.

          • hobbyath
            August 4, 2013 at 2:35 AM

            o my, I hope you did not misunderstood me – I was not talking about you.
            Being a math teacher, I do have to pay attention to what my students are doing and saying.
            I did have a student – math major – that was going on and on and on for 6 pages with not a single coma, or period, and she hated computers to top it. Wow I was out of breath reading …
            Yes English is not my native language- that’s why I like the things that Teresa doing to the English – love, love love

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      But its TSIL remember how she counts her days (the visit to Sr. Gorga at the hospital) so you can imagine how she counts her years.

  61. August 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Here’s the best part – the math doesn’t add up:
    “When I was a junior, my parents decided to move to Boca Raton . . . Day one at Boca High, my new classmates sized me up as a freak . . . About a month into the school year, one of the Boca Bitches called me at home. “Hey, Melissa. We want to take you to a party,” she said.”

    So, school starts in September right so a month later would be sometime in Oct. right?

    Then she to say she got beat up and she came home, her mom called her dad and he said the following:
    “Look, I’ll be finished with my business in a month. Just hang on until I get down there.”

    That would mean he was coming down in Nov. right?

    Melissa goes on to say:
    “One month seemed like an eternity to wait for him. But I knew it wasn’t really that long. I stayed focused on how incredible it would be when he finally walked through the door. I’d throw my arms around him, and never let go. I counted the days, which made the wait harder and easier at the same time. I turned seventeen during that month, on March 21”

    So she counted the days between Nov. and March and came up with a month or did she just think that was a month because her father told her it was a month.

    Is she really trying to say that her father was gone from Sept to March but he was just tying up loose ends in Jersey? Who is this chick kidding. She really should go back and get a ghost writer or “co-writer” like she makes fun of Teresa having. At least Teresa’s stories don’t contradict itself.

    • meri4911
      August 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Great find @stlyeeyah! I am just cracking up at the ridiculous contradictions in this 3rd grade essay. I feel embarrassed for her…it is that bad!

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        And then she has the nerve to say her record was expunged. Does she not know what expunge means? It means it wouldn’t show up in public records. It means it goes away. It’s means it deleted from you record yet you still had a warrant out for your arrest for NOT showing up to court and that was proven. Now it shows on public record that you just recently took care of it.

        I honestly think she lives in her own world where she can say what she want and change history and expect people to believe her.

        • August 4, 2013 at 12:37 AM

          And, that warrant was public knowledge. Last year. It was not expunged, it was very much active and when they heard or read that she was coming to Florida, after all these years, they were ready to arrest her. What a liar!!!!!!! N

          • hobbyath
            August 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

            who cares, according to SIL.
            She can blab all she wants, but only a few can prove 8×8 = 64.5.
            She is not one of them.
            Team Teresa. 2+2 is 4 on my good day, when I am pissed it is 4.5 – all my students know that much. 🙂

            • August 4, 2013 at 1:08 AM

              Right – This is the girl that went to college to be an elementary school teacher but doesn’t know the days of the month or simple addition or subtraction. Glad she gave up on that dream!

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Maybe she moved to Florida in the middle of the school year? Oh wait, no, because she says “about a month into the school year.” Maybe she meant her school year in Boca?

      I couldn’t really track her sad story and had to stop after a few paragraphs. Maybe she should have taken more English classes in college when she was working so hard to become a teacher.

      On a side note, she really does look *rough* in pretty much every photo posted above. Cheerleading outfit or club clothes. Guess a stylist, a make-up artist, a hair person, and ample cosmetic surgery/treatments can rehab pretty much anybody….

  62. Jeannie5233
    August 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    My impressions have all been voiced here to the letter. Applause and my hat off to all of you – I think collectively we could all put out a bestseller – the wit and humor some of you possess was badly needed today.

    As I was reading this, I found myself having to go back several times to make sure I was comprehending it correctly – it turns out I was and I have to say I am embarrassed for St. Martin’s Press and anyone who is associated with this “book”. I think the editor should be fired. I believe it was said TSIL was given a three figure advance for this garbage that will be “On Display” in the Bargain Books section of your local bookstore. Well, St. Martin’s should start now in cutting their losses. As far as the “author” is concerned, we all knew just from the title missing the comma between “Love” and “Italian Style” what we were in for. I have read better college application essays than this. Speaking of college, I am also embarrassed for New Jesey City University for bestowing TSIL with an advanced degree.

    It is evident this was directly written by TSIL – it has her personality all over it. She can proudly say she doesn’t use a ghost writer for this but she really should fire her spin doctor. Clearly, not enough research done or time spent to get the “facts” straight. Timelines don’t add up as well as her “spin” on certain events, particularly the shoplifting charge, of which we all know the real story. Now we know for sure she reads this blog – notice she has addressed all of the “rumors” and “stories” that have swirled about her – all in a lame attempt of damage control of the lies she has told in the past. The problem is she is telling new lies and we all know it. Its the same pattern – lies to cover lies to cover even more lies. She also makes the attempt to smear anyone who could or will come out and speak about her, i.e. those “bad boy projects who never change” and the “cheating” boyfriend. She knows there is the possiblility that people will come forward and tell their stories and she is trying to discredit them now.

    As I have said, unlike Teresa, TSIL does not respect the viewers and, more importantly, her “fans”. She really does think they are fools and she, in her delusional state, is laughing at them. Only in this case, she won’t be going all the way to the bank as this tome of fiction will tank.

    On a personal note, I haven’t been here because my mom took a terrible fall yesterday and is badly bruised all on the right side of her body from her toes to her forehead. She also messed up her right shoulder that has no cartilage because the rotator cuff was destroyed by her lupus. She has no use of that arm – she cannot lift it and now it is out of the socket. It does that sometimes anyway and it is extremely painful as it is bone on bone. So between that and all the bruising she is in alot of pain which causes her breathing to be even more difficult than it already is The extra squirts of morphine are taking the edge off. Thank God nothing is broken. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers – they have helped her before. Thanks so much to all of my dear Fame-bly.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:18 AM

      Jeannie … my prayers are with you and your mom.

    • meri4911
      August 4, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Spot on Jeannie! Lies on top of lies…and so poorly done. And the damage control, or her attempt to do damage control after reading this blog! I think it will only make things worse for her…they will be coming out of the woodwork to set the record straight!

      So sorry to hear about your mom’s fall. My mom is ninety and has fallen twice and broken bones, and it was miserable for her. She had to go to rehab places and was she not a happy camper to say the least. The lupus compounds your mom’s pain, poor dear. She is definitely in my prayers to mend quickly. as are you as her caregiver. It is so difficult to see the one you love in pain 😦

      • August 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

        Thinking of you my fellow shoe lover..sometimes you need to just breathe. Just know that our Fame-bly had you and your Mother in our thoughts. On a side note, this is gonna be a bat shit coo-coo crazy for coco puffs kind of book *.* Good=night and get some good rest

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      Your mom is in my prayers, Jeannie. We missed you ❤

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      What a nightmare, Jeannie. Thank God she didn’t break a hip. Boy, did she ever get banged up badly.

    • charok
      August 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      jeannie there you are! im sorry to hear about your mom, ill surely send a prayer up for her too. the fall and she suffers from lupus..im glad nothing is broken but the pain as well as the messing up the already compromised shoulder has got to be terrible for her 😦 godspeed in your mom’s recovery hon ( hug)

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      Jeannie, I hope your mother feels better immediately. And, I hope you know what an Angel you are for taking such good care of her. We should all be so lucky as to have a daughter like you. I pray you both rest a little.

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Thank God nothing broke. I sure will add your mom and you in my prayers. I also wanted to thank everyone here and say how powerful is the force of prayers. My brother is finally willing to get a surgery to remove his tumor and now we started the process of aplying for medicaid since he has no insurance and I know your prayers played a big part in his change of heart and I sincerely thank all my fame-ily

      • elemcee
        August 4, 2013 at 1:02 AM

        Nancy, that is fantastic! You must feel a little better! The paperwork will sure be a pain in the behind, but so worth it!

      • August 4, 2013 at 1:04 AM

        Nancy, I’m so happy to hear that your brother’s tumor is going to be removed. I’m not able to read all the comments, and yours about your bother are some that I missed. My prayers are with you and him… ✟

        • nsr1076
          August 4, 2013 at 1:12 AM

          Thanks Fame and Elemcee. We are all happy that he finally found the courage to take this step.

      • August 4, 2013 at 1:36 AM

        That is so good to hear Nancy …. prayers going up still for youl

    • hobbyath
      August 4, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Oh no jeannie, I hope she s ok.

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM

      I just said a prayer for your mom, Jeannie. Sorry to hear she fell and has lupus on top of that! I hope the morphine will keep her pain away and help her sleep good tonight!

    • kayswhims
      August 4, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      Oh no Jeannie, I pray your mother feels better!

    • LifeIsGood
      August 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Keeping you and your mom in my prayers, Jeannie. You’re a fine daughter! Just remember to be good to yourself.

    • August 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      Jeannie, sorry to hear about your momma but am very glad that there are no broken bones. I hope she is feeling better soon. Sending you and your momma lots of hugs and love!!!!!!

    • August 4, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      ms jeANNIE im haveING A BUTT crawl just thinKING OF YOUR MOTHERS pain,im so very sorry ,,, a big hug to both of you ,
      darnit now i cant remember how or what i push to not have everything capital,
      please know we are all praying for you 2 ,i love you and mama mS JEANNIE.

    • embee
      August 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Sending prayers to your mom and you, Jeannie.

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      So sorry Jeannie. Your family is always in my prayers.

    • Dubbalicious
      August 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Jeannie, I’m so sorry to hear about your moms fall. Thank gd as you said, nothing is broken!! My thoughts are with both of you.

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Sorry to hear about your mom Jeannie, sending prayers her way for a speedy recovery. I was diagnosed with Lupus back in 1990 but thankfully don’t have too many complications with it. I hope her Lupus is under control too.

    • cass
      August 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Prayers for your Mom ❤

    • Jack Hole
      August 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      So sorry to hear about your mother…it sounds like she is in great hands with you!! 🙂

    • rayanna36
      August 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      I’m sorry about your Mom’s fall. It’s hard when our parents get older. My prayers are with you & her.

    • Isolde
      August 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      Oh Jeannie, we were all a little concerned because of your absence, and I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s fall and her pain. I will be thinking of you and her, and praying for your mother, but you as well. I know all of that must be very upsetting to you. God bless you and give you the strength you need to take care of your mother and your family. May God watch over your mother and ease her pain and heal her bruises and the pain from them. I will be thinking of you and your mother and praying for her comfort. Hang in there Jeannie, as I know all of this is difficult for you, and I am glad that you had time to comment and update us, as we noticed your absence and were concerned. You are such an important part of our Fame-ly, and glad you are back. God bless. Hugs and much love to you.

    • vallygirl
      August 9, 2013 at 6:35 AM

      I just prayed for your Mom Jeanie. GOD is going to heal her.

    • August 13, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      Jeannie: prayers for mama, I’m so sorry about her recent fall. You and she are always in my prayers no matter how many months between my postings of late. Prayers may not do much in the tangible world, but sometimes just knowing there are people out there who care about you and your well being ( LOVE that peeps were thinking as i was “where’s Jeannie’s post on this”)

      Fame: seeing this site hasnt changed – given it has grown and grown – and peeps remain respectful and intelligent in their posts is a true testament to your hard work and the respect we all have for you. Smooches, doll. Havent been able to post much, but getting good fodder for some funny comix (i gotta remember to jot them down when i think of them..lol).

      As for the chapter…. Im waiting til the end of the thread. Just Needed to take a pit stop for Jeannie and to welcome a new poster i know from another site (great addition btw).

  63. August 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    .I was a cheerleader in school and dated a guy after graduation and his younger sister “borrowed” my cheerleading outfit for a halloween costume one year…..long story short, was she ever a “real cheerleader”? stinky pirate, probably *.*

  64. KelliAnna12
    August 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    I do believe this quote from Billy Madison applies to this:

    “Mrs. Gorga, what you’ve just said;… is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…”

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM


    • August 4, 2013 at 12:54 AM


    • charok
      August 4, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      LOL!!!!! how fitting and pretty much accurate!

  65. Saddle_River_NJ
    August 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Something doesn’t jive with her claims about clubbing in the city. I’ll ask a few friends, but the bars she specifically mentions don’t stike me as (at that point in time) a place where a frizzy-haired slut would end up on weekends. It seems she just plucked the story about her clubbing from an old episode of “Sex and the City”

    • August 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      Yep and going to the front of the line and getting in … liar, liar pants on fire!

    • embee
      August 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      I agree with you, Saddle. I only knew the name of those clubs from “Sex and the City.” She’s borrowing from all sorts of media to craft her fiction … Judy Blume, the Outsiders, Sex and the City. and a whole lot of her SIL’s reality.

      • rebelyell
        August 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        I am about the same age as Lookers. I’m from Long Island, NY. I frequented the clubs she mentioned back in the day, probably the same time as her; the late 90s/early 200s. The limelight, Soundfactory, the Tunnel, these were not your classy high end establishments. These were places for the club kids. The DRUGS. You went to these clubs at 3am and didn’t leave until at least 9am. NO ONE was sober and I’m not talking about alcohol. Having waited on those long lines to get in, I know for a fact the ONLY way you could get in through the velvet ropes first was if you were dressed like a SLUT and put on a little show for the bouncer. I’ve witnessed it many times now I wonder if I witnessed Messy herself.

  66. August 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    The Amazon forum replies are universal in their contempt for this person/book. Exactly the same as Don Caro’s — so if history is any indication, this Love Italian Style will be available at a Dollar Store near you by Columbus Day. Forza!

  67. hobbyath
    August 4, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    as a toilet paper?

  68. IamNobodysHW
    August 4, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    TSIL says “people always ask me if i’m half black”, but she never answers that question. I read somewhere (don’t remember where) that TSIL was the product of an affair. That might account for the big age difference between her and her sisters. And she wants us to believe that everyone (girls) hated her because she was smart, talented, nice,virginal and had a great body. NO they hated her because she was a stupid,no talent, hate full lying HO with a surgically enhanced body (and badly at that). She is the type of person who could beat a lie detector test. Because her make believe world is real to her.

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      I wouldn’t put too much into that rumor. During the slave days there was a slave port in Italy so it very well could be that somewhere along the line, there is African in her bloodline. She may be the only child that shows traits of being that.

      • tam
        August 4, 2013 at 2:01 AM

        Yeah, that’s true

        • Jack Hole
          August 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

          Great point!

      • Deb G
        August 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        My grandfather was sicilian my brother has kinky hair and gets very dark in the summer we are 100% Italian. My other grandfather was born in Northern Italy with light skin and red hair! I believe Melissa looks like her father.

  69. karla M
    August 4, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Thank you Fame for this blog. I always knew something was wrong with TSIL. I googled her name and found this website 🙂 now when my sister says oh she is so pretty, I’m like waaa??Then I relax and think maybe cuz I know how ugly she is on the inside she looks ugly on the outside too, but I still thought Teresa was better looking… anyway it’s been my mission to inform my sister of the uninformed on the show. I read her a couple of sentences of her book and she was cracking up… I think we are getting somewhere lol. Btw have you guys noticed how TSIL has been talking a lot about fashion? that she is the fashionista ect. I think she is doing it on purpose because she wants to do a clothing line? Maybe ?

    • kayswhims
      August 4, 2013 at 8:13 AM

      I think that is how TSIL found this website. lol When I was googling FameWhorgas I found a page that reflects her name typed often on this site. It does not mean she is well liked here, I think she found that out on her first visit.

      Yes I noticed. I think she needs to identify with Van Diesel’s girlfriend Paloma Jimenez, who is a fashion model. TB (aka her father) was an embarrassment during the fight with Juicy so she now has placed his identity with Van Diesel

  70. Saddle_River_NJ
    August 4, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Her family was the first one on the block to get a Town Car?!? And what is that supposed to mean? Only folks that get brag about that are trailer trash. Don’t get me wrong – I *have* a Town Car and they are very nice. But in a state that has as many Mercedes, Audis and BMWs as it does dandilions – bragging about a Town Car is just wierd. And I’ll make a nickel bet those “Rolex” watched were from Canal St. Her story may sound wierd to people in the rest of the country, but to folks who actually *live* here and know the things that she (and the show) reference, her story is beyond bullshit…

    • lalala
      August 4, 2013 at 2:00 AM

      SR – totally weird thing to brag about. not sure about Jersey but here in NY an Italian with a town car can signify low level connected. Like my uncle who was a ‘limo’ driver but never had a limo just a town car!

      • Saddle_River_NJ
        August 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

        Back in the late 80s a friend of mine bought a used town car from a guy that owned a bakery in either North Bergern or Little Ferry (can’t remember exactly). Car was absolutely immaculate. He wasn’t all too shocked when he found a pair oa brass knuckles wedged under the seat a few weeks later. I know what you mean about made men and Town Cars or DeVilles

    • August 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      she has rolex obsession – NOW I’m 100000% sure this christmas rolex from joe was 100000% arranged by her, it wasn’t spontanious, this is her “vision” of marriage

      and btw – ALL the tips she is going to give to girls are : DON’T BE SPONTANIOUS, ALL YOUR ACTIONS SHOULD BE CALCULATED beacuase you have to get where you want – WHAT IS LOVE, MELISSA? It’s a deal, right? Nothing spontanious and fresh …

  71. August 4, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Wow I just realized to – she has no positive statements about her friends from her past. Not even the three she supposedly lived with. You would think she would have more then a few sentences about three roommates she lived with though out her college years.

  72. mrsgsp
    August 4, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Omg….what did she do, steal journals from girls that are 12 and piece them together?? Not only was I correcting her grammar in the first paragraph and wondering what back street publishing house doesn’t make grammar and spelling changes. But, I was literally giving myself a headache out of trying to read her crap. It jumped all over the place like a game of leap frog and was the most boring inconsistent crap I have ever read. I grew up as the only white girl in the projects of Winston Salem NC and did not experience the ridiculousness that she said happened in Boca. Also, if you have to continue to tell people you were a virgin chances are, you wasn’t. Exotic because you had course hair and color??? In Florida? Are you serious. Lol. I feel my IQ dropped significantly having read that crap!! I am now going to go and carry on a conversation with my 7 year old that I am sure will be more enlightening and entertaining that a whore’s distorted view and kindergarten style writing!

    • August 4, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      Well – she did tell Antonia this book was for her and she did promote at the concert in FL where there were a load of pre-teens but really no adults because of the Jonas brothers so I am working if this Hot And Sexy Marriage book is geared towards pre-teens. It written like it was.

    • embee
      August 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Her obvious lies aside, I don’t understand why her publisher would post this poorly written excerpt. There’s no structure to this writing at all, no flow. I agree about it jumping around even within paragraphs. It’s like a stream of consciousness from a twisted tween.

      I’ve never read a book excerpt like it, and hope to never do so again. Totally agree about the loss of IQ points.

      Serious question – why on earth would her publisher allow anyone to view this mess?

  73. tam
    August 4, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    I’m not buying that Melissa is a fully Italian…maybe half

    • August 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Her ways are NOT Italian. She’s as American as any fast food restaurant. Cheap, fast, shiny, and low quality with lots of advertising.

      • cri125
        August 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        LOL I may be wrong, but IMO her father looked Hispanic. Her mother may be Italian though.

  74. Jennifer
    August 4, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    This is what the country is talking about:

    Teresa Giudice’s lavish lifestyle was all a SHAM


  75. tam
    August 4, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I’m only saying that because my daughters dad Is half Italian and black. His complexion is a lot like Melissa’s although she seems to have bleached herself a little and my daughter has the same complexion as her father. Not that it matters because it doesn’t but the reason I bring it up is because I wonder about what Melissa was told, I guess I wonder what the truth really is since that whole family seem to be liars

  76. Lullay29
    August 4, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    I couldn’t finish it. If chapter one is a glimpse of what the book consists of, then I feel very sorry for her. It is absolutely BORING. So not interested!!!!!!!!!!

  77. August 4, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    “My parents got together when they were seventeen years old”

    “My parents’ mad love swept them into marriage at eighteen.”
    “They graduated high school, got married, and she got pregnant. Within two years, my sisters were born.”
    “My sisters Kim and Lysa were ten and twelve years older than me.”

    Just a commentary here – does this actually make them high school sweethearts, they were together a year or looking at the fact she had 2 kids by the age of 20 that are 2 years apart add in the 10 month incubation period, could she have been pregnant and they were forced to marry because it was the 1960’s? Again, it’s math, something Melissa doesn’t understand.

    “That passion never waned, throughout their twenty-seven years of marriage”
    More math here-
    If Donna and Anthony were married for 27 years
    Anthony died when Melissa was 17.
    So according to Melissa’s math here, 27-17=10. They were only married 10 years before the birth of Melissa but (referring to the quotes above” her oldest sister Kim is 12 years older than her yet her parents were married before they were born?


  78. Laura S
    August 4, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Wow, I just read that TSIL has a $-1.5 mil. net worth. Is this true? Here is where I read it: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/melissa-gorga-net-worth/?gclid=CLyh0POW47gCFWyCQgod42UABw

    This book belongs in fantasy land.

  79. Jess
    August 4, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    I have a lot of liars in my family and I’ve gotta say…. If you’re gonna bold face lie, at least do it well. She is such a shitty liar. When nothing adds up or makes sense… It means you are lying. And if you truly believe those lies…it means you are mentally ill. Mentally ill, liars are exceptional at manipulating people who can’t see obvious red flags. They can make it look like the sane person is the one who is losing it. Fighting with them is like banging your head into a brick wall. Presenting them with truth and facts does not help. I don’t usually comment, but I love reading all your comments everyday!

    • kayswhims
      August 4, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      That is a good description. I am begining to think that the fans she has left are the ones who refuse to let the truth in even when they see it. TB listens to all of her lies on a regular bases which is probably why he looks confused so much.

      • August 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        “TB listens to all of her lies on a regular bases which is probably why he looks confused so much.”


  80. smith
    August 4, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Did anyone else notice she says her dad died at both 47 and 49 years of age?

    • Natalia
      August 4, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      I read it as her mother was 47 when her father passed at the age of 49……I could be wrong though.

      • Mom24kids
        August 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM

        Yes but according to Meho her parents are the same age.

  81. tulip
    August 4, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    “People used to ask me all the time if I’m half black. My mother had no idea what to do with my hair. Did she own a brush?”

    She mentioned that her sisters used to play with her hair. “I was the baby, their doll. They’d dress me up and play with my hair.”

    Maybe her sisters could have taught her mother how to fix her hair????????????? They seemed to have no problem with it.

  82. August 4, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    I want that five seconds back.

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Another laugh.

  83. Natalia
    August 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Wow Melissa, tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  84. dp9113
    August 4, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Anthony Arater

    @kimpirrella @LysaSimpson @melissagorga not even getting into after u got married yet!!! Lol… That’s a whole new can of worms

    11:39 AM – 04 Aug 13

    Anthony Arater

    Who wants to read them first??? Can she deny her writing and ending them Love Always And Forever, 12-22-12-22 Melissa Ann Marco!!!

    11:34 AM – 04 Aug 13

    Anthony Arater

    First chapter was hilarious… Knowing that those were the years we were the closest and I was never even mentioned!! Lol @melissagorga

    11:31 AM – 04 Aug 13

    Anthony Arater

    Ask ur sister if she wants to read these letters to the media?? Or if I should read them? And the Valentines Day cards!! And I never existed

    11:28 AM – 04 Aug 13

    Anthony Arater

    Melissa Gorga: I Don’t Want To Lose My Husband Joe To Reality TV hollywoodlife.com/2011/12/01/mel… via @HollywoodLife

  85. dp9113
    August 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Anthony is up early and I guess Joe Gorga is threatening him.

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Joey Marco is afraid of his own shadow. Why did Melissa not confront Jan about her cheating allegations?? Had that been me I would of been in her face ASAP-with the cameras!

      • embee
        August 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        TSIL only wants to fight publicly with Teresa for attention on the show. To keep her hands clean, she lets her minions take care of everyone else.

  86. Eriekah
    August 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    In Jacko’s voice after the phone fight with Tre. ” LIAR,LIAR, PROVE IT, BITCH!!!

  87. Olivia
    August 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    The whole line about all the boys wanting her because she was “exotic” looking is laughable. I was in high school around the same time MeGo was and anyone who remembers that time knows “exotic” looking girls was not what was in style. Lol It is now, but the blonder your hair & the bluer your eyes the more desirable you were in the 1990s.

    • EJ
      August 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      This is true. I was born 6 months after her (9/79) and somehow graduated in 1997 (a year earlier) without skipping….anyway, everyone wanted to look like Gwynneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone or Britney Spears, maybe Kate Winslet, and everyone had horrible highlights and bone straight hair trying to get that look.

  88. Pinky
    August 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    The only book I would ever read that is tied to these losers is the book the former state police is writing that is full of stories of Tiny Mazo and his mob activities. Caroline and her kids can deny all they want – it really just makes them look stupid. I read all about this – here? Or another site and he is very knowledgable, articulate and actually investigated Tiny Manzo. Now that is something I find interesting, alot of the reason is because the Manzos are such lying posers about it. If they just embraced it-nobody honestly would have cared…..but I do think BigAl is connected and all he has is from dirty/bloodmoney……maybe the Mamzos are trying to avoid feds investigation with Al – TOO LATE!

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      Lots of new stuff just now coming out about the Manzos!!

      • August 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        With all the new media attention now I’ll bet they are all shaking in their boots 😉
        Let’s not forget that Jacqueline was slapped with $340 k tax lien! Jac-not Chris–???? Makes no sense does it. March 2 2013, The N.J. Division of Taxation filed a tax lien against Jacqueline earlier this year for $338,337.05. Oh their day is coming. This is why they are so mad at Teresa, they knew it would all come back to all of them!! Get it?

  89. kayswhims
    August 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Book review

    ” It’s a shame that Melissa spent her college years clubbing and kissing frogs. She could have used a few classes in writing because the first chapter of her book is virtually unreadable. Each paragraph is like a complex jumble of thoughts. There is vague chronological order – but that’s about it. It was so atrocious that I literally checked that the website it was published on was legit.

    Writing aside, her focus on material trappings and the woe is me attitude is sure to turn off even her most ardent fans. It’s inexcusable that someone (an editor perhaps) didn’t give her candid advice on how she was coming across. ”

  90. dp9113
    August 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Anthony posted this does anyone know if Meho lived here

    Anthony Arater

    Did she ever live in BayonneNj AveE..return address on letter1… Lol… Still think I’m lying

    03:06 PM – 04 Aug 13

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      This is getting good!!!

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      How is that time-stamped “3:06 PM – 04 Aug 13?” We haven’t reached that time yet.

      • dp9113
        August 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        I don’t know I copied it from twitter. You can look on Anthong Arater Twitter it is there. It could be whatever time he has set on his computer or phone.

      • dp9113
        August 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        I just looked and it says 11:06 not sure what happen when I sent it to my email.

        • dp9113
          August 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM

          my email says the correct time so it must be word press. Sorry for any confusion

          • August 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

            Okay, thank you. I was just curious.

      • Think This Through
        August 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Someone may be on the other side of the International Date Line. (It’s a day a head.)

    • RabbleRouser
      August 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Hi dp9113,

      Thank you for posting (and others) for posting various tweets that might otherwise be missed.

      Personally, I think this Anthony guy seems kind of pathetic, From the looks of it, he is trying to sell old love letters from her when she was still a teen (or at least well before she was married). Honestly…who cares…

      Not to mention that he is butt hurt because he feels slighted in her book…again who cares.

      I totally get that Melissa is a revisionist and/or liar but I still think it’s shady and low when people creep out of the woodwork and try to cash in over having a relationship years and years ago that amounted to nothing.

  91. kayswhims
    August 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    She had a ghost writer

    “I’m going to reveal my collaborator on Book 1: The lovely and talented Melissa Gorga. I’m “out” as her ghostwriter. She thanked me on Twitter, and some Real Housewives fan website blogged about what a reality TV writerwhore I am”

    • kayswhims
      August 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      If you look at the titles of some of Valerie Frankel’s books, you can tell she influenced the girlfriend issues and changing men ideas in TSIL’s book


    • Dubbalicious
      August 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      After the way Melissa has treated Teresa these past 3 years, it was awfully nice of Milania to help her aunt write this book..I always knew she was a good kid!! 😉

      • bravobabybravo
        August 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

        Lol.. thats too funny!

  92. August 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    If I were Valerie Frankel, I’d stay “in.”

  93. Snickers45249
    August 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Just no words….I am still flabbergasted!!
    Don’t know whether to laugh hysterically or call the men with the white jackets for her!

  94. Lola
    August 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I seriously can’t stand Melissa !!

  95. BasedonATrueStory
    August 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I’m not saying this to start an argument or anything but, I find it to be a little strange that so many people hate Mel Gorga on this site and talk about how their not buying her book but will gloat about how they just bought a Skinny Italian playset. Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t most of you hate Mel because you guys believe she’s a liar, a fraud and a whorga(lol). Well Tre is a liar and a fraud, it just seems a little hypocritical that you guys spew hate at one phony but praise the other. I’m not a Melissa fan, and I’m not a Tre fan I’m just a little confused.

    • dp9113
      August 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      It isn’t a matter of hate. I don’t hate anyone. However Tre is not hiding anything due to the fact that she couldn’t even if she wanted too. (her fellow cast members make sure of that) What everyone on this site is in agreement with is that Meho tries, and tries, and tries to be something and hide everything. She came on to the show to take Tre down period! She was a dancer and we don’t care period! She hates, and could care less about the Guidices period! It is a known fact. If you really and I mean really do your research you would find that Meho has 4 different versions of everything. There is yesterday’s version, last weeks version, last months version,last years.Then there is the one she never mentions the real version.

      We came to this site because we wanted answers about Meho. The puzzle didn’t fit. I’m not arguing with you, I’m explaining to you so bear with me. I came here due to all of the inconsistencies of everything she said. I would hear one thing, see another, and read another???? When I came here I was skeptical and just read, and read, and read. It took me months before I finally chimed in. I searched every site I could to be sure of what I was reading, seeing, and hearing. Deep down inside I knew she was not on the up and up however I had to prove it to myself.
      What I found here were educated compassionate people who cared for Tre her family and each other. On that note I will tell you that I’m not a huge Tre fan, but I am a huge work ethic fan.
      The Guidice family as a whole… They are not fake, rehearsed, or fame whores in anyway. Tre does her job on Bravo. Invites them into her home and hides nothing. That is true reality TV. She came onto this show with friends and ended up; with family and her closest friends as enemies. They have picked her to pieces like a bunch of vultures whilst all of them have similar if not worse situations going on in their own lives. The whole while she has bit her tongue, held her head up, and worked as hard as she can to gain her fans respect. So once again I will say I am not the biggest fan of Tre however I have the highest respect for Tre as a person for persevering through all of the BS that has happen, and continues to happen to her in the last several years.

      • kayswhims
        August 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        You have expressed exactly how I feel about it, and what led me to this site. Thank you

      • Eriekah
        August 5, 2013 at 1:52 AM

        Very well said!

    • Jack Hole
      August 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      Hi. Based. Speaking for myself, I support Teresa because I feel as thought she has been wrongfully persecuted in the public arena for things that are fictitious and/or nonsensical and she is rarely afforded an opportunity to be fully heard and when she is, she is often belittled or disrespected. I think this is unfair to her as a human being and it is damaging to her family(the kids).

      Most of the issues that have been presented to Teresa vis a vis the show stem from Melissa either maligning or snitching on the Giudice’s. That is dirty. Also, I HATE how Melissa does stuff and calls Teresa out for the same stuff (for instance, commentary about marriages, being disloyal-for example, they are down Teresa’s throat for talking to Jan, and yet, Melissa aligned herself with Danielle and somehow that’s okay?) You see, it is more the hypocrisy and the one-sided view that I find infuriating. Another example the time Melissa said in her talking head,”…and we pay our bills!” but then played innocent as if she meant nothing by it. But then there is this widespread weird expectation that Teresa NOT react or feel any way about any of the negative behaviors being spewed towards her bc when she does they all call her crazy, selfish -etc etc etc! The explanation could go on for days but I think you get the point!

      I am not judging Teresa or Joe for their legal issues. To me, that has little if anything to do with their character–I could see why it may come on to play for some but not for me. Politicians, judges, police (most people w some power/authority) play dirty every single day and the world still looks up to them. And don’t even get me started about the construction business in New Jersey…has it ever been on the up and up?? Al Manzo has been in the news for doing false things in the political arena, Chris Laurita and Jac have a bigger financial legal issue than the Giudice’s right now, Richy Wakile has had legal financial issues, Joe Gorga has been sued and responded publicly that being sued it par for the course in his line of business, so I will put the question to you—-knowing all of that, why is it that the Giudice’s are the only family to take public heat for their mistakes? I think the Giudice’s are in Rome, doing what Romans do.

      And my response is not meant to be read in a hostile tone (I was misunderstood about a post earlier this weekend and I cant stress that enough!! This is friendly!! Lol, I despise the other boards for the level of hostility!!)

      • Jack Hole
        August 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        One more thing I have grown to despise is how Joe Gorga and Melissa constantly throw their kids up in Teresa’s face (“she’s the mother of YOUR niece/nephews!”); we have all seen Melissa, on several occasions , threaten to withhold her kids from Teresa and what about all of the HATE and negativity the Gorga’s say about the Giudice’s as if THEY are not the aunt and uncle to the Giudice kids!!

        Such a double standard! Historically, when Teresa tries pointing stuff like this out she is called “petty ” and accused of holding on to things for the sake of keeping the negativity going.

        Dr. V even did that to Teresa on WWHL(that is why I think she is unprofessional!) Teresa went to explaining something Melissa did that hurt and confused her and Dr. V threw her head back, rolled her eyes and made a big huff and told Teresa to ignore the details. Basically Dr. V’s actions and words in that moment were saying that Teresa’s voice, feelings and words did not matter. Professionals that I know do not treat individuals that way!

      • embee
        August 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        You said it all Jack Hole. Totally agree with everything you said. I came to Famewhorgas, and admire Teresa for the same reasons.

        • Jack Hole
          August 5, 2013 at 7:34 AM

          Yes embee, we are in good company here 🙂 I used to get SO stressed out trying to make points on the BRAVO blogs…thank goodness for FAME!!!

          Love me some FAMEWHORGA!!!(even though I joked a few posts back that what if Fame is Andy’s alter ego!! Lol, Idk if I ever got a response but I was kidding for the record) 🙂

    • Spaghetti Kitten
      August 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      First – HI @MELISSAGORGA @BRAVOTV <<<<cheerily waving

      BasedonARrueStory says: "…Well Tre is a liar and a fraud…" See, she doesn't come across that way, both pre and post indictment. Melissa did and does. (As do all the rest of the cast.)

      Renewed prayers sent out for Jeannie and Mom. Morphine was my best friend after back surgery, so hoping your Mom is healing in comfort. Prayers too for Nancy's bro!

      I read the drivel TWICE. Like sackem, I'll never get that time back, lol! So many great comments have already nailed most of what I thought – Holy KathyNoSales Cannoli – get some index cards Girl, and MAKE A TIMELINE!

      Wish we could Peter Hyatt at Statement Analysis to go over this "Chapter." (Fascinating web site, details this truth telling indicator used by law enforcement.) As an amateur Analyzer, one of the things that jumped out at me was the wording of missing hugs from her Dad "on the COUCH." I know it may seem to be irrelevant and nit picky, but the phrasing would definitely be flagged as significant to the writer. Why not just say "I missed hugs from my Dad," right?

      As far as the fans of the show not knowing the real deal due to not following the Blogosphere, Twitterverse or social media? I submit (for your approval, lol) that the best gauge of what the general viewer "gets" or doesn't "get" is SALES. Yes BRAVOANDY has been pushing the Manzo/Gorga love wagon, but based on SALES, no one is (literally) BUYING it. Yes, the RT and ROL sites are full of hate/Treape BS but when you look @ those posts, it's obvious it's the same ole 4-6 posters spamming those comment sections, I think. #relentless I further submit to you all that should I make Z list celebrity status, I could GUARANTEE 4-6 friends and family members who would troll for me. Hell, I might even have 10!!! 🙂

      Trolls don't buy cookbooks,hair care products, gourmet food ingrediences, or wine. Real fans do,

      (Trolls obviously do NOT buy BLeK Water, Calfaces, Sauces, auto-tuned Itunes, overpriced cannoli kits etc ad nauseum….LOL!)

      I've been loving SKINNY ITALIAN…my 1st and only HW purchase! Gorgeous photos, yummy recipes and so far a FUN read! I'm going for the hair care next…but think I missed the sale? Anyone have a link and current promo code? Teresa may not get the actual $$$/profit, but orders will show that she is still marketable.

      • kayswhims
        August 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        If her father was sleeping on couch because his marriage was falling apart, maybe he hugged her when she came home from school. Anthony Arater seems to know TSIL has an issue with this or he would not have brought it up on twitter.

    • yup
      August 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      I’m not a Teresa fan–I come here because I don’t like Melissa–she’s a liar and a manipulator and I see right through her. This site has just provided evidence to back up my suspicions about Melissa, so I find it interesting to come here and read the posts and comments. I don’t feel sorry for Teresa and Joe for their legal issues, but I do feel sorry for their kids having to deal with all of this and probably seeing their parents sent to jail. That’s extremely traumatic for children. The only time I feel sorry for Teresa is when she’s dealing with Melissa and Joe. The fact that the even came on this show in the first place, given that they weren’t getting along with Teresa and knew it’d be a storyline, is an unforgivable betrayal in my eyes. But I don’t consider myself a Teresa fan.

  96. BasedonATrueStory
    August 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Oh and this excerpt lol, I don’t care whether she’s fabricating lying or not. I just find it funny that she thought this was a good read, it shows just how vain she is. It’s almost draining really.

  97. LifeIsGood
    August 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    I find myself feeling a mixture of sadness and revulsion after reading this exerpt. Sad because this is the ramblings of a woman who clearly hates her true story – hates it to the point that she has deluded herself into believing her own lies.

    Personally, I don’t give a rats behind if she was promiscuous as a teenager. I don’t care if she shoftlifted, I don’t care if your parents had a rough marriage, I don’t care if your parents drove a town car or rode the bus. What I care about is how you live your life TODAY! There isn’t a person alive that hasn’t made a mistake, and most of us will continue to make them throughout our lives. It’s how you choose to respond to those mistakes that reveal your true character.

    This goes to the heart of what Melissa and the other castmates fail to see about Teresa’s fans. It’s not that we are blind to her shortcomings and mistakes, we do see them. But what is more important to may of us is how she responds when the chips are down.

    • August 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Great post…ditto 🙂

    • Rachel
      August 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      I could not agree more! that is how I feel. How does Mel expect us to accept who she is when she won’t accept who she is herself? Own who you are and let the chips fall where they may.

    • kayswhims
      August 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Exactly. I am glad the media are puzzled about why we “have a soft spot” for Teresa. This is the best place to find out the truth about the character of the castmates. I can not tolerate people who waste so much time trying to convince others a lie is the truth, and people who throw stones yet live in a glass house. What makes this stand out, is the depths someone is willing to go to destroy a family.

    • lilliaG
      August 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      Exactly, and great post!! Who hasn’t made mistakes?? No one is perfect. What irks so many about Melissa is her chronic need to rewrite history!!

      • LifeIsGood
        August 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        We’re all a work in progress! 🙂

        Some people work to become better, and unfortunately, people like Melissa work to cover their tracks. Problem with that is that you spend all of your time looking behind you and ignore the path forward.

  98. Rachel
    August 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    went on Anthony’s twitter page…Anyone else think he looks like bulldog? Hmm is Mel trying to turn JoGo into her exes? They all look alike

    • August 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      He has the same bad boy look. Oh my, I would have been in sooooooo much trouble with either of those two back in the day 😀

      • LifeIsGood
        August 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        Mel does have a “type”, doesn’t she? 😉

        • August 4, 2013 at 7:48 PM

          Well, until she got to Joey, anyway!

    • elle
      August 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      Yeah. Looks like she has a type.

      • August 4, 2013 at 6:12 PM

        I kind of think her type is more “Juicy Joe” than Tb!

  99. August 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Just read that Danielle Staub was accused by the Trustee of hiding assets in HER bankruptcy filing, and was given the chance to pay additional sums to her creditors and keep the matter rolling along.

    Whoooaaa….wait a minute. Why wasn’t Teresa given that opportunity? Teresa didn’t even keep the bankruptcy going…she withdrew the entire matter and decided to pay back EVERYTHING. Why is she being charged with fraud when others in the same NJ system are given a chance to make it right.

    • Think This Through
      August 4, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      Because they are making an example out of T … putting on a circus for the public to pretend they are cleaning up Fraud …. while Bernanke is resigning 9-1 … and the bankster rats are hiding in Real Mansions on private islands. DStau doesn’t have a house large enough to film for the press to show again, and again, and Again …. and get people going about all the woes in the economy being because of people like “Them” … while Never Getting Close to any of Anderson Cooper’s … Real Bankster Friends.

      • lilliaG
        August 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        Ditto, Think.

        They are tarring and feathering the Guidices. I’m not exactly sure why, but it’s obvious that they are throwing a thick book at these two.

        I just can’t fathom why Jac and her Frankenstein-lookalike husband are walking around with their noses held high after STEALING MILLIONS from the Susan Komen Foundation.


        *Sorry all for the caps. This just gets me so irritated.

  100. Spaghetti Kitten
    August 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Not sure what I clicked to make my comment go upthread lol….just a quick correction….the cookbook I just got is the ON THE GRILL one…but I’m thinking of getting SKINNY ITALIAN.

    • LifeIsGood
      August 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Skinny Italian rocks! I absolutely love that book. The bolognese sauce is fantastic!

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      I am actually rereading Skinny Italian right now. Junior is leaving for college in 24 days (but I am not counting… sniff), and my husband’s favorite food is Italian. So, I have been brushing up on Tre’s books. They really are good. The recipes are really good, and I am an excellent cook, but she really does simplify the recipes.

      • LifeIsGood
        August 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        Elemcee, I’ve been there! But when they go away to college, it better prepares you for when they fly the coop. They are out of the house, but not really. Gives you time to adjust.

        I was a basket case when mine left. But I promise you when you see Junior begin to stand on his own, it’s well worth it! Hang in there!

  101. lilliaG
    August 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Just looking at these pictures of a young Melissa, and I’ve also seen others, including baby pics. I have always said that beauty, and likewise unattractiveness comes in all colors, all races, all ethnicities.

    Melissa is CLEARLY and oh so obviously of African ancestry. It was more striking during her youth, before she applied bleaching creams and surgical fixes, and way before she started the chemical processes to flatten her hair. (That may also account for her markedly receding hairline. As many black woman can attest, alopecia is common among women who regularly straighten the hair through various processes. The flat iron and chemical processes are so harsh on black hair.)

    But I digress.

    Melissa Gorga is absolutely a woman of African ancestry. She is NOT a beautiful black woman; she is a black woman, however. Some of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen are of African ancestry, and they have a particular and unique beauty.

    What burns me up about Melissa is her denial of the obvious. It is an insult to herself and many others. Antonia is also demonstrating her mother’s ancestry with her looks. Now, Antonia IS a beauty, unlike her mother.

    Melissa keeps on with the I’m 100% Italian schtick. That would be like a person adding a foot to their actual height and demanding that others believe it.

    By refusing to acknowledge her real ancestry she also reveals her own prejudices and biases. This was one of the things I noticed about Melissa when she first came on the scene. She was rewriting her own version of history, and she keeps reinventing herself daily.

    Her latest ‘identity’ is that of Jennifer Lopez, of course.

    And Melissa Gorga keeps getting whiter, and blonder, and whiter, and blonder…

    • BasedonATrueStory
      August 5, 2013 at 1:29 AM

      How do you know she’s part black, is there any info on that on the web? Any dirt on her mother, or someone claiming to be her father, anything like that. Lol, because that would be a great read! on a serious note, just because someone looks a certain way doesn’t mean they are what you think they look like. People say I look Spanish but I’m not Spanish, if you met me and thought I looked Spanish and I denied it would you think I was trying to cover something up. Not attacking you, but I hear this on the web so much. Yes Melissa is a liar but somethings are taken way overboard.

  102. karla M
    August 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    So Frankel says TSIL is a doll and adds she made her a tasty tuna sandwich? Imagine if she would of made her a real meal!

    • elle
      August 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      I figure she has had a bone to pick since Teresa said she didn’t like the taste of Skinny Girl.

  103. August 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    I think someone mentioned it upthread about Melissa’s caption to one of the photos in chapter one, “Clubbing in 1997. Blame it on Britney. It was all about the bare midriff.” We can’t see the photo, but I would assume it goes with the next paragraph where she says:

    On the weekends, my girlfriends and I used to go into New York City. Jersey City/Bayonne is only a few miles away from Manhattan. I’d save up all week long to go dancing on Saturday nights. I loved it. Every part about it. Most of all, planning my outfits. I was always into fashion. I tried every look out there. We would always go to the club that was the “spot”—sometimes the Limelight, the Sound Factory, or the Tunnel—whichever club had the longest line that was wrapped around two city blocks, we were at it. We would walk right up to the red velvet ropes, past the line, and somehow manage to maneuver our way in. We were pretty and young, having a great time, and men flocked around us. At first, they flirted and treated me like a possibility. But then, after only a few minutes of talking, they’d say, “You’re a girlfriend type.” I had that air about me. Maybe it was because I was sober and not dressed like a slut. The message was loud and clear. Guys instinctively knew that if they wanted to get lucky, it wasn’t going to be with me. I’ll never forget, this one guy said, “You might as well have ‘Wifey’ tattooed on your forehead. Why are you even here?” Strange question. Why does anyone go to a club? I said, “I love music and love to dance.” He laughed and gave me a patronizing pat on the shoulder. “You should go home.” I wasn’t playing hard to get. I was hard to get—nearly impossible.

    In 1997, she was a 17-18-year old in Florida, who hadn’t yet graduated from high school. So how can she be out clubbing in NYC? And where did she get the money to buy her outfits? She said:

    There was no life insurance. No college fund. Hardly any savings. All we had in the world was our possessions, still in boxes on the floor of our Florida rental.

    It’s such a distorted story and timeline, no wonder Macmillan publishers released chapter one online – they must be looking for feedback to see if there is a way to salvage this memoir of lies.

    • elemcee
      August 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      And why on earth had they not unpacked? Didn’t she imply they had been there for months when her father died? They were lazy to freaking unpack? Ewwww.

    • Isolde
      August 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      Just a thought, Fame, since TSIL obviously cannot tell the truth and get her timeline to fit, I wonder if she is lying about her age?? Has anyone verified her actual birth date?? It makes sense to me, that if she were lying about her age, that she would have to adjust every date to fit, but fails to do that, and thus the timeline never fits. I just think it is worth checking into–where did we get her birth date to begin with, and was it ever actually verified by real documentation such as a birth certificate?? I might be off base here, but as someone above noted, if you are going to lie, then be a good liar so you aren’t caught. All the dates and the timing in the first chapter don’t fit, and everyone is picking up on it–from how old she was when her father died, how old she was when her mother remarried, how old she was when she graduated high school, and now as you pointed out, how she could be clubbing in 1997 when she was 17 and in Florida. Nothing in her timeline fits, making it all lies, and that’s what made me wonder about her birth date, and thinking she was not telling the truth about that and that’s why none of her dates fit.

      It just is sad, pathetic, but hilarious all at the same time, that this woman doesn’t have the intelligence (nor anyone around her), to realize that in writing this book and it coming straight from the horse’s mouth (no pun intended), that she should have made a decent effort in at least getting the dates accurate. If she wanted anyone to believe all the lies she told in the first chapter alone, she should have not messed up the timeline so bad, that it jumps out at everyone with any intelligence–therefore, making the entire thing unbelievable. This from Miss I’m Not Fake. If she can’t get the first few paragraphs to add up time wise, why would anyone believe that anything else in the chapter or book, is real?? Let’s face it, even as a work of fiction, it is a terrible read, and this is supposed to be an HONEST ADVICE BOOK??? Maybe that’s the point: to have a hot and sexy marriage by her standards–you have to lie about everything!!!!

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      August 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      I had an “aha” moment about the clubs. She keeps talking about how the “men flocked around us”. Us being her and the girls that *weren’t* jealous of her? Anyway, places like Limelight were definitely pickup joints in the late 90’s if you were gay. LImelight was pretty much a gay club after ’95 or so. Sound Factory and Tunnel were hardly pickup joints with older men on the prowl for young girls. And the only way underage girls could regularly get into clubs was by “servicing” the bouncers. Given the way she looked back then – no way in hell could she compete the “pretty” clientel without trading favors. And again – the place she claims she frequented were not like what she imagined from watching “Sex and the City”

  104. lilliaG
    August 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Karla, I am so disappointed that Frankel got in on this and went the way of Granatell. Bethenney should have kept her beak shut.

    • embee
      August 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      Maybe the Frankel referred to was Valerie Frankel, TSIL’s co-author?

  105. lilliaG
    August 4, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Fame, another thing. In 97 hardly anyone had heard of Britney Spears. Of course she was about to explode with success, but she was NOT at all a household word yet in 1997. Melissa is something else.

  106. lilliaG
    August 4, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    In fact, Britney Spears was little known until she was made world famous with her hit Baby One More time, which was not even released until 1998, and then debuted on her album in 1999. Hardly anyone knew Britney existed until 98, most people becoming aware of her in 99.

    97? Melissa should at least do some research before telling lies. Her choice of bare midriff tube tops had nothing to do with Britney Spears, and everything to do with Melissa Marco’s taste in attire.

    • elle
      August 4, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      Time for a creative rewrite…and one night while clubbing I saw one of the girls from the Mickey Mouse Club. She was glaring at me and looking me up and down. It must have been because I was so young and pretty and dressed so nice and so many guys kept coming up to try and hook up with me. Then the next year I saw her wearing the same outfit in her music video. Teresa isn’t the first person to copy me……

      • lilliaG
        August 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        Good one, Elle! It is comical. Brit’s mouse ears had barely come off in 97. She wasn’t yet wearing her crop top in front of the world. That would come soon enough, but not in 97.

    • karla M
      August 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      According to Wikipedia Britney joined Jive Records in 97. Let’s see it took me less than 1 min to find that information, I wonder why TSIL couldn’t do the same!?

      • lilliaG
        August 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        Karla, I don’t think Melissa GOR-GAH knows how to do the most basic research. This is a girl who says “libary,” about her library with not a single book in it.

        BTW–hers is the absolute FIRST manse I’ve ever seen that had a genuine library without a single book in it.

  107. Spaghetti Kitten
    August 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I’m willing to give Melissa a pass (pun intended) on her racial heritage. I happen to agree that she is of African descent, but if she’s a product of an affair by either parent, she may have been raised in extreme denial. I think it’s a shame that she is well on her way to reaching Michael Jackson plastic proportions – becoming utterly unrecongnizable. Her looks WERE exotic and spoke of whatever her heritage really was. She now looks like what she really is – FAKE.

    Are there any pictures of the “Persian” step-father? Perhaps he came into the picture years earlier than thought?

    I’m also giving her Mother, DONNA MARCO, a pass. I started to type out something snarky like “You can call a teen at a sleep over to say her Dad is dead, but can’t phone the police when your daughter is assaulted?” Or “Your husband is buying Town Cars and Rolexes, but you didn’t have a college fund for your baby daughter?”

    After seeing Melissa insinuate that if her Mother had made a happier home, Daddy Marco wouldn’t have strayed, I refrained. This Chapter is so convoluted, all the snark belongs squarely on this Famewhore’s shoulders.

    Also wondering if the reason there was no provisions for Melissa was due to doubts that she was his daughter? She really does look NOTHING like her Mom or Sisters.

    I’d like to see a side by side of Daddy Marco and say maybe the Persian?

    • lilliaG
      August 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Hmm, interesting thoughts. I also believe that the Marco household had secrets, huge secrets. And those secrets are the root of why Melissa is the way she is. She clearly is ashamed of who she was, and is totally reinventing herself. She is even physically ‘moving’ like JLo; the whole copycat attempt is uncanny.

      Yes, I’ve noticed the elder sisters look like twins, nearly, and Melissa looks NOTHING at all like them. It’s all very strange.

      I don’t think Melissa was close to EITHER of her parents. The vibe between her and her mother seems strained. I still can’t begin to understand her comment about her mother’s marriage. That was sheer meanness. No amount of money would prompt me to betray my parents. But then, it is likely that she has no such feelings of loyalty toward her parents at all. Melissa barely regards her mother, and she is the most cold and inattentive mother to her own children.

      Melissa’s personality traits almost scream that she was a severely neglected and/or abused child in her family of origin. I think Melissa has many secrets, affairs and past boyfriends not being the worst of them.

  108. Sackem
    August 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Does anyone else get the impression that her book is Flashdance vs Sex in the City vs Saturday Night Fever – going to NYC to dance when we’ve seen she cannot ie Gia Vs Melissa and the whole Chris Judd ep.

    Usually I don’t comment on looks – because I’m a supermodel, but the surgeons created Melissa Gorga, Melissa Marco was an average girl on the fringes. We have a saying down here, very cras but “you don’t look at the mantle while you’re stoking the fire”.
    I worked in clubs during her random time frame, girls like her were a dime a dozen, worshiping the DJ, doorman, anyone who bought them a drink just to be part of a scene. They were usually a joke.
    Go back and look at the guy’s website- he wrote about Jersey Girls and clubbing,

    Can I just ask why she goes on about being a non drinker? Is it a Daddy worry because every other episode she’s got a drink in her hand. And the party at her Shore house with her sister and the biggest bottle of Bicardi I’ve ever seen. Please, there was a plate in the microwave and booze on deck – Missy was bragging about being party people!

    Oh and two things she has in common with Britany? They both need psych evaluations and they’re ” not that innocent”

    • lilliaG
      August 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      Brilliant commentary, Sackem!!

      You sized it right when you wrote that she “was a girl on the fringes.” I think so too–that she was the girl who was never quite good enough. KInda sorta cute, but never pretty. Sometimes noticed, but not talented. I can tell that she IS, and shamefully so, actually jealous of little Gia Giudice.

      Something awful happened in Melissa’s childhood; that I would bet money on.

      About her drinking: You’re right! The lady doth protest too much. Much too much.

      Also interesting, your comment re: Britney!!

    • Isolde
      August 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      Excellent points, Sackem!! She is delusional! Hope you, your husband, and little Ava are all doing well!!

    • August 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Oh, girl, you have it going on and figured it all out. A super model AND brains. lol Hugs and love to you, Ava and your family. Love your comment.

    • Bullie
      August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      One thing about Melissa’s little story, combined with your analysis of it, really strikes me. Melissa annoys the shit out of me for so many legitimate reasons, but mostly because she CONSTANTLY inflates a very simple situation. “All the girls hate me because i’m pretty”… No Melissa. Girls don’t hate other girls just because they are pretty, they hate them because they have something they don’t. That could be a multitude of things, from something aesthetic to something tangible. Maybe the girls at Boca Raton HS hated Melissa because she boned their boyfriends? & I would gladly have a side to side comparison, purely aesthetic vs. Melissa. She isn’t shit. The woman acts like she never has ever dealt with responsibility or adulthood in her entire life. She is still in high school. I am 5 or so years younger than Melissa & I feel like a grandmother compared to her dumb ass. She acts like a 17 year old girl, all of the time.

  109. littlewitch
    August 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Y’all are better that I, I gave up after half the way through. Delusional, Self serving, fiction for people who stopped thinking for themselves a long time ago.

  110. Honnie Badger
    August 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Hey, Melissa, you asshole. I am a healthy, happy woman and I am NOT envious or jealous of you in any way, shape or form. Plus, you should know by now that men are more aggressive in their passes when the woman is basically a slut. So, “men desire” you because they know you’re an easy lay.

    • lilliaG
      August 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      True enough. It’s true what they say about many beautiful women who sit alone at home on Saturday nights. They often marry well, but their dating lives are sometimes non-existent. Often the truly beautiful begin to wonder if something is wrong with them, when the facts are that many men won’t even consider approaching them, expecting to be turned down.

      But EZ girls are always ‘the life of the party.’ And they are always ‘busy’ on a Saturday night. Sounds like Melissa Marco was very, shall we say, ‘popular.’

      • Saddle_River_NJ
        August 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

        Maybe on the weekend she was, to quote the TSIL herself, “wide open”…

  111. surfergirl
    August 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    What I don’t understand is why so many people around her are so invested in protecting her lies and this fantasy past and image that she’s created. Is there more to her that we don’t know about? Severe mental health issues that makes everyone tiptoe around and indulge her? There has to be something more here. Something more life-altering than just being a pathological liar that they’re all trying and willing to hide in order to shield her. I just don’t think that it’s only in my family where we would call out a relative if they were creating some weird fantasy life, especially if they went public with it in a book, a reality show, whatever. I’m not saying publicly call out but we’d definitely deal with the issue behind closed doors and get it to stop. There’s no way that anyone in my family would be willing to lie for the other on something as drastic and fantastical as what Messy is trying to pull here. Anyway, this is all so shady but also somewhat sad.

    As for her ethnicity, she really doesn’t look that unusual to me for a southern Italian or Sicilian. I think people are reading way more into that comment than they should. I have a cousin who’s got real African blood from her father’s side and while her hair is straight, she gets super dark when she tans in the sun and her skin is already pretty dark. Meanwhile, her daughter is a pale redhead with light eyes which could have come from both our family line or her fiance’s. There’s simply no telling which of the many (hopefully) diverse genes hiding in your DNA are going to come out when you have a child. I definitely think she’s Italian but, and I say this without knowing if it’s been referred to before, she may just be several generations American and so doesn’t identify with being Italian quite so much. Her mother may not even be Italian for all we know (again, I don’t know if this information is already out there.) It’s a non-issue for me.

    • dp9113
      August 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      What I have gathered from most of what is out there in the web- if you trace most of the comments back there are only a few that post consistently in her favor or they are a person who posts once and is gone to have never posted anything else about anyone else henceforth possibly one of her sisters of which has been brought out on several blogs. She does have some followers and I have to say not everyone will be 100 percent against or 100 percent for anyone. However if you break it all down and really look at it she has just a handful of followers. Everyone knows she buys followers and it is obvious.

      • surfergirl
        August 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        I was referring to her family when I said “people around her.” Joe, her sisters, mother, hell even the rest of her family hasn’t come out to dispel the obvious lies she tells about her past and present. We know about the cousin who can sing and was dismissed by Melissa but they all seem to be sticking together unless I’ve missed something. I just think it’s a little odd because my family wouldn’t tolerate this kind of behavior from anyone in our family no matter how close the relationship but, while we’re super supportive, we also tend to be confrontational and suffer no fools type of people.

        • dp9113
          August 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

          In time! In due time I think it will all come out they all think they are going to be on the show. They are all from the same mold.

          • dp9113
            August 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM


    • Isolde
      August 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      If I were her sisters and mother, I would take exception to Chapter 1 and be appalled and angry, because it isn’t at all flattering, and the lies make it look even worse, because every one is reading between the lines.

  112. Jess
    August 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Just tried to do the math and put the time line in order and got a head ache.

  113. Jack Hole
    August 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I say we flood Cohen’s FB/Twitter at reunion time to get answers re : timeline…he might STILL gloss over her cracks and not hold her to task but I think it would be a powerful gesture for him to see that we fans are not as stupid as he seems to think-just sayin!!

  114. Californiagirl89
    August 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    This has got to be a joke! A lady who can’t learn any dance moves, but makes varsity, not freshman varsity, but senior varsity! Oh my goodness, that can’t be real, it was so bad, lol! I am in shock that this ridiculous book, is being published, just shocked, lol!

  115. Piper 66
    August 5, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    Melissa you are not too bright! When your sister is selling you out its over for you. Bryan is a doll and you know what happened. Grow up you are not at all special! Ill print out her book on my page as soon as I get the whole book your ex friend is all ready highlighting all the lies

  116. TiaGia
    August 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Say what you will, but the eyes are the windows to one’s soul. Teresa’s eyes are full of hurt, pain, confusion, and when the people spoke about her SIL, full of extreme discomfort. Jac’s eyes were dull, and guilty as hell. Melissa’s eyes are lifeless. No conscience in them. You can notice the excitement when she knows trouble’s brewing, someone is hurting Teresa, or she is stirring the pot. Usually her eyes remind me of a shark. I’m going to go out on a limb here as well….NOTE: THIS STATEMENT IS IN MY OPINION. NOT SAYING IT IS A FACT, JUST MY OPINION BASED ON OBSERVATIONS: Melissa & Joe Gorga both remind me of someone that has that”euphoric I’m better and smarter than anyone else behavior” of someone that’s on drugs. I had to take my ex-husband to rehab for an addiction to pain pills and he behaved exactly like Joe Gorga and Melissa do at times. I’m not accusing them of that, so please understand that right now. Something about their behavior continued to disturb me….the “I’m an angel from God” comment, the violent tendencies, the dramatic mood swings, all of it. I don’t know if they use or not, nor what they take if they do. Allegedly, they both do whip its(have no clue what that is). I sincerely hope they don’t, but it has been nagging at me for the last few episodes. They have that same euphoric/manic behavior. Just my opinion.

    I stopped watching because the show went from fun to disgusting. It made me nervous just watching. I’m not going to lie though, I watched the Lake George episodes just to see a midget fly….(que the Dumbo song…well I done seen about everything but I’d never seen a midget fly). I just can’t get over the blatant hypocrisy that is ALL of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and their ridiculous husbands.

  117. Sammy
    August 5, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Honestly, I didn’t even click the link to read the rest of chapter one. The sugar coating of her story is too nauseating for me to continue, like when you eat too many of those cheap cupcakes fro walmart. (no offense to walmart). And frankly I don’t find the book to be that well written. it’s not literature in any means. When I read it, I kept picturing MeHo talking. It was more like a conversation she’s having with someone (possibly a psychiatrist we can only hope). That one little excerpt was enough to let me know that the whole book is her way of telling everyone how incredibly amazing she was, is and will always be. *sarcasm right there* It truly is a fiction story of what she wished and wishes her life was. I know everyone doesn’t see themselves clearly sometimes, but MAN OH MAN! I really do think that when she looks in the mirror she see’s someone completely different from who she actually is! I’m starting to wonder if she actually has a serious mental problem. Maybe DID. Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as MPD Multiple Personality Disorder). Maybe not that extreme, but she definitely has signs of being dissociative. It’s either that or she truly is just an asshole. Plain and simple. But I mean even her narcissistic ways have to stem from something and as a psychology major, I know it probably stems from something that happened in her childhood. That’s usually always the case. I really wish she would get the help she needs. Her 15 minutes of fame is going to be over soon before she knows it. And then where are all of these lies going to come in handy then? She’s doing all this hard work trying to keep up this fake fairy tale life for what? Her stardom has reached it’s peak and it’s only going down from here or simply plateau. So congratulations Melissa Whorga…oooops I mean “GOR-GA, GORGAAA!” You alienated yourself from everyone imaginable besides the three witches, stabbed close friends and even family in the back, manipulated your pussy whipped husband, deeply hurt people who thought they could trust you, the list goes on and on…just to be a Bravolebrity. Papa Cohen must be proud 😉

  118. Sammy
    August 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Melissa Gorga should write a biography entitled: “Deceiving People & Failing Miserably”.

  119. SpecialkCan
    August 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM


    I’m hoping this link works. I will do more digging later but if this is correct he was in from 1998-2009. I apologize if this was already posted!

  120. SpecialkCan
    August 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    And to the poster above, yes, it does appear that she lived at that address in Bayonne


  121. August 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    SO! We’re a week behind and you guys have already discussed BUT I just watched the end of the meeting with Dr V where she heaped all the responsibility on Joe and Teresa – did I miss the part where the Whorgas apologised for talking behind Teresa’s back and plotting to come on the show to publicly humiliate them? The part where TSIL tales responsibility for manipulation situations and swaying people with half truths – did I miss it> What about the part where TSIL promises to tell her family and the QoM to tone it down on twitter, how about that bit – I feel like I missed alot of that conversation – surely as a “qualified relationships councillor” Dr V would realise it takes 2…. or is Dr V hoping for the Bravo spinoff that Missy dreams of?

    • August 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Oh and did I see the worst attempt at acting in a television drama by Melissa Whorga? She deserves a Razzie

    • August 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Quote: ‘Do you guys want to get drunk tonight?” – Missy the sober, “wife material” dancing queen.

      • Sammy
        August 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

        She was actually seen drinking straight from the vodka bottle (I wonder if it was Voli Vodka). She was probably so stressed out that the family is actually starting to come together! Oh no!

      • August 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

        Sackem, I have followed New Jersey and at one time, New York. I have seen bits and pieces of OC, Atlanta and Beverly Hills. The people who post on this blog have more class in the toe nail they have just clipped than most of these women, not all, but the majority of these women.

        When was the last time any of us tried to pull someone’s hair out, flirt with the plumber, have our 80+ year old father make inappropriate gestures and comments to our friends on television, drink from the bottle, again I could go on and on.

        All of us, here, have more class in our clipped toe nail than most of these women.

  122. Elle
    August 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I was yawning and bored after the first paragraph. That’s as far as I got. This is worthy of being published? And those early pictures….ye vay…she’s obviously had some major work done on that hound of baskerville face!

  123. August 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Melissa, you really have to investigate your lies. It’s impossible to buy any real property in NJ (and probably most other states although I don’t know for sure) without a contract. Impossible. You HAVE to have a contract or then you don’t owe the land, plain and simple. There’s absolutely NO way the deals could have been done with mere handshakes. So either your father didn’t know what the he!! he was doing, he lied or you’re lying. I’d put money down on the latter. When is Melissa lying? When her mouth is moving… now we can add “AND when her pen is moving.”

    • August 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      In Louisiana, we call them conveyances. All states require them. It is the “blue print” (could not help but use that term) for banks, oil companies, IRS, attorneys, etc., to follow to see who owns which piece of property, what is mortgaged, what a deceased person owned for the succession, I could go on and on. Conveyances are searched for many reasons.

  124. August 13, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Marone! Where do i begin w this sad attempt at revisionist history that passed and editors red pen?

    1- The dates as prior posters have noted (again, love this site and its posters). So i wont belabor.
    2- the whole issue of her race and ancestral origins is so sad to me. That she played into it – in the 2nd para no less – is insane. My husband is 100%, all four sides (grandparents) italian. He’s very dark, w curly black hair and light eyes. In the summer, he too would get questions re: his race. The only more insulting question I’ve seen him encounter is “oh ur italian, r u connected”? So while i don’t know or care if TSIL is/n’t whatever. But she presses it by putting so out front in her “book”.
    3- she has certainly borrowed from every bad Lifetime or ABC afternoon movie special (remember those?) storyline. Her lines and acting (seeing face in knife; on knees begging, etc) on the show can be traced back to movies, etc.
    4 – the only women i encounter who have this level of difficulty getting along w women are women who don’t try to be nice and friendly but instead make snide comments/looks at other women.
    5- To men on the other hand, she gives full on flash and smile. To answer her question of how a simple “hey” in the hallway of school could be interpreted as her sleeping w the kid, let me clear her mind: it may have been her mannerisms when she said hey – a flip of the hair, batting of eyelashes, shake and bake walk away – any number. Of these could have spelled NO GOOD to the young girls observing the striking difference w which she approached them vs. boys. Just a thought. Most of us know that when we enter a new environment we’re under the scope and peeps will watch for our every response.
    6- do i believe she was set up by four “former enemies” and taken to a dark place where 30 people dog piled on her in a fight to the finish? Lol. NOT ON THIS PLANET – but it is a scene in several movies and common theme for “misunderstood outsider”
    7- i have no words for the co-writer who confirmed her outting…lol….lordy be.
    8- Anthony needs to get a grip. He’s an old friend who feels slighted at not being mentioned in this travesty of a book? Yeesh! A little johnny come lately for someone who claims to have so much dirt on her, no?

    Thats all i can do for now. If i think of others, ill be back..(was that line from a movie?)

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