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Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All [NOOK Book]

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In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: born and raised in the nation's most dazzling neighborhood, she's practically royalty in the 90210 zip code. And yet her loving family life, lack of pretention (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and "girls' girl" attitude make her a breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Now, she's revealing how she ...

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Overview

In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: born and raised in the nation's most dazzling neighborhood, she's practically royalty in the 90210 zip code. And yet her loving family life, lack of pretention (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and "girls' girl" attitude make her a breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Now, she's revealing how she achieves that perfect mix of celebrity and normality. In this collection of the best tips, advice, and strategies she knows, Kyle's talking friend to friend so you can create that blend of glitz and know-how in your own life:

Family

Kyle's a hands-on parent who shares how she's raising her four daughters to be self-sufficient, compassionate, and—above all—not spoiled. (Kyle grew up in a family of all women with her extraordinary mother teaching all the children her unique take on life.)

Men

Being married to Mauricio, a devoted husband and wonderful father, Kyle is often asked what makes a happy and lasting marriage. She shares all of her best advice for keeping a marriage strong and, for single women, how to find the perfect partner.

Hair

Would you believe those famously luscious locks are courtesy of drugstore shampoo? Turns out Beverly Hills style doesn't have to cost a fortune!

Beauty

Kyle's beauty routine is practical and never too trendy. She shares her secrets for choosing the best lip glosses, blushes, creams, and cleansers, and explains how you can look gorgeous even if you're on a budget. (Her tips on applying glam-inducing false eyelashes alone are a must read.)

Entertaining

After years of soirees fit for the Hollywood elite, Kyle knows what it takes to throw a party your friends will talk about for years...without breaking the bank.

Childhood memories, tales from behind the scenes of The Real Housewives, warm and hilarious family stories—Kyle's sharing all.

Stop imagining what it's like to live in the country's most glamorous zip code...and start trying out the good life yourself!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062113498
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 217,424
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Born in Hollywood, California, Kyle Richards has appeared on screen since she was four years old, in beloved series like Little House on the Prairie, Beverly Hills 90210, and ER. In October 2010, she became one of the original cast members of Bravo’s hit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four daughters.

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Table of Contents

1 Welcome to My World 1

2 Mr. Right 11

3 Learn the Language 31

4 The Job's Not Over Once You're Hired 57

5 Big Kathy 83

6 Mom in the House 111

7 Sisterly Love 143

8 My Mane Philosophy 165

9 I Enjoy Being a Girl 181

10 Kyle Style 207

11 Mi Casa Es Su Casa 235

12 A Real Housewife 249

Acknowledgments 253

About the Author 255

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Wont purchase based on editor review

    It states she has no nanny, no chef and no stylist, yet on the show she always has someone doing her hair, a "woman" that she hands of Portia to and a chef prepping meals for her to meet with friends?? I think i will skip this one ....

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    I couldn't stop highlighting!

    Kyle Richards gives great tips to look great & feel confident all while not spending a ton of money! She gives excellent relationship tips for single, dating and/or married ladies! Great to see how important her family & friends are to her!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Don't waste your money

    This book may be helpful for a young teen but anyone old enough to be watching her reality show is far too sophisticated to benefit from this book which is an attempt at charm school!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    light weight reading

    I learned very little about Kyle Richards' life. She gives product recommendations, but that is about all. I can't recommend this book.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Boring

    It is an advice book...very boring

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Yawn

    Booooring! Dont buy

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    ?

    Ok

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Not worth it

    Really not worth the money, even for a RHOBH fan

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Don't bother yawn

    I can read pretty much anything. And, I'm a huge Real Housewives fan. But this is terrible . I don't think I can finish reading it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Don't waste your money.

    How many times can one person write "ha" or "ha-ha" in one book? Don't waste your time or money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Seriously!!!!

    This book was an insult to my intelligence. Dont bother to read. She is my favorite housewife, but she isnt an author. I should of just read the sample but i was so sure i would like the book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Loved this book

    This book is about advice that Kyle gives on everything in her life, from raising her kids to what makeup she wears. It's a great book for young women, and gives a lot of advice to them on how to get through life. I really enjoyed reading this!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Maybe

    I watch the housewives and she just causes drama i like lisa

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Kyle Richards

    I thought the book was good. I was nice reading about Kyle and her family.



    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

    I love Kyle but all the relationship advice I did not need, I ne

    I love Kyle but all the relationship advice I did not need, I needed it 40 years ago! One thing that really really bothered me
    was the Ha! and Ha Ha! after almost ever paragraph, sorry Kyle you don't talk like that so don't get that.  
    It seemed more like a product endorsement, but all and all I enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Anonymous

    Was not a good book i struggled to finish it. Dont need advise from a pampered snobby beverly hills housewife who looks down her big nose at us who are beneath her. Dont buy the book dont give her any more money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Guilty pleasure

    I read this based on the fact that i am addicted to the Real Housewives. I now like Kyle even more than before. She offers some sound advice. Part self improvement and part biography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    I want to be just like her

    This was an amazing read.She gave fantastic advice,and im glad i got the scope in on it.On a scale on one to five i rate it five.It was an excellent read and she should make an advice column,and some more beatiful reads.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    OK

    OK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Fun Read

    Enjoyed reading this book. Kyle Richards isn't your "typical houswife" that you normally see on the tv series. The book has great insight about what works for her and her family. I would recommend.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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