The Real Housewives of New Jersey star gets really real in her follow-up, Standing Strong, even confessing that some of what she wrote in the first book wasn’t exactly true. Here are seven things we learned from Standing Strong, available everywhere now.
1. Teresa finally blames her husband, Joe, for their situation.
In her first book, Teresa never explicitly blamed her husband, Joe, for getting them into trouble with the law. Now, nearly a year out of prison, she’s changed her tune. In fact, a lot of the book involves Teresa working through her anger and resentment toward Joe, who is currently serving his own three-year sentence behind bars.
“Joe was a pretty good husband,” she says at one point. “Until he royally f**ked up.”
Teresa goes on to call Joe “stupid” and admits she finds it hard to