Ramona Singer is not the type to hold back—not on the Real Housewives of New York City, and most definitely not in her new book, Life on the Ramona Coaster!
In her newly released memoir, Ramona gets candid about tough topics—including childhood domestic abuse as as well as her divorce from Mario Singer. As the Bravo star told E! News Wednesday at Beautique in NYC, others might be "afraid to really talk" about sensitive issues, but not her! "You know what? I'm Ramona," she said. "I talk about everything. I'm unedited."
Writing Life on the Ramona Coaster "was a great release for me," she explained. "I think the book is inspirational to other women because we all go through horrible experiences, and you learn from them. But the book will make you laugh also, and cry! It's definitely a Ramotional experience..."
So why is she releasing the tell-all now? "It was just the right time," she said. "I finally made the decision to end the marriage, and I wanted to write a book about who I am."
There are plenty of surprises, too, even for some of Ramona's super-fans. "People always come up to me and say, 'Ramona, I know you so well! Ramona, you're my favorite. Ramona,you're this and you're that,'" she said. "But you know what? The show only shows a small fragment of who I really am and doesn't really go into the layers, so I wanted to audience to really know who I am [and] the way I grew up..."
Childhood was often difficult, she said, and ending her marriage to Mario has been a painful process. Speaking of which, why isn't Ramona's divorce finalized yet?! Watch the videos above to hear the answer to that—and much, much more!
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