There is no doubt, that being a Housewife in the hugely popular Real Housewife franchise would be confronting having every aspect of your life on display for the world to critique but after seventeen seasons, it seems clear that the perks of the job must outweigh the loss of privacy! These women have seen jet-setting the world on girl trips, attending exclusive concerts, throwing and attending the most lavish parties, and having access to fashion we could only dream about. But did any of these housewives think their fame could turn them into Authors, or better yet, New York Times Best Sellers?  

So, what does it take to become a New York Times Bestseller? In most cases, the author needs to make a minimum of five thousand book sales from a variety of sources (bookstores, amazon, personal websites, etc) across different geographical locations, all in just one single week! 

Seems like a tough gig right? Well, not for these Real Housewife stars who have managed to all add to their reality star resume, a NY Times Best Selling Author! Check out some of the ladies who made the list 

Teresa Giudice – Turning the Tables: from housewife to Inmate and back again

The original OG Housewife of New Jersey and the best table flipper we know! This is Teresa Giudices Best Seller, ‘Turning the Tables: from housewife to Inmate and back again’

Bethenny Frankel – Skinnydipping

The fabulous creator of the Skinnygirl Brand and Real Housewife of New York, Bethenny Frankel’s best seller Skinnydipping, one of several books of hers to make the list! 

Brandi Glanville – Drinking & Tweeting

The real housewife of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville made the coveted list with her book “Drinking & Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders 

Erika Girardi – Pretty Mess

What a couple of years it has been for Beverly Hills Housewife, Erika Girardi aka Erika Jayne whose book “Pretty Mess” has made her the Best Selling Author 

Carole Radziwill – What Remains

For Carole Radziwill, star of The Real Housewives of New York for five seasons, her memoir of love, loss, family, and friendships in “What Remains” made her a NY Times bestseller. 

Taylor Armstrong – Hiding From Reality

Taylor Armstrong has made the switch from being a Beverly Hills Housewife, to now starring in The Real Housewives of Orange County. She too has made the NY Times best sellers list for sharing her emotional story in “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within” 

Lisa Rinna – Rinnovation

Lisa Rinna hit the list with her book “Rinnovation”, encouraging you to live the best life you can live. In recent times, the Beverly Hills Housewife announced she would not be returning to the cast after eight wild and wonderful seasons.