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Real Housewives of New York City Cast Member Jill Zarin Responds to Amazon Spat

9780525951797L.jpgAccording to The Daily Beast, some online critics alleged that Real Housewives of New York City cast member Jill Zarin has responded to Amazon critics via a pseudonym.

A debate has broken out in the customer reviews section for Zarin’s new book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother. The Daily Beast explained that some users think an Amazon commenter named “Susan Saunders” (who attacked a negative reviewer) was really Zarin. What do you think?

Zarin responded via Facebook: “Some crazy fans are saying I wrote my own review. I love the book, of course. People in my life have written wonderful things about the book. Some fans of the show need to find something else to do then write hateful things about me and my family. It is sad and I feel sorry for them. If you read the book and liked it, …please write positive reviews. Thank you for all the support!”

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Real Housewives of New York City Book Cover Shoot

Two Jersey Shore castmates landed a book deal yesterday and we joked: In this celebrity-obsessed publishing environment, could reality TV shows replace creative writing MFA programs? Then, we uncovered the sobering video clip embedded above–a book cover shoot featured inside a reality TV show.

The Bravo reality show Real Housewives of New York City recorded that book cover shoot for Jill Zarin. She’s a member of the Housewives cast and co-author of Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love. The reality TV star co-wrote the book with her mother and sister, both celebrities as well.

Here’s more about the book: “In what could be thought of as the Jewish Mother’s Guide to Life, Jill Zarin, the breakout star of Bravo’s hit series, The Real Housewives of New York, teams up with her sister, Lisa Wexler, award-winning host of daily radio program The Lisa Wexler Show, and her mother, the estimable Gloria Kamen who made a splash on Jill’s series last year. Secrets of a Jewish Mother shows readers that being clear about what you want is the best policy, and standing up for yourself and your family is always the right way to go.”