We love watching shows like the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine on Bravo TV. We’ve compiled a list of 10 past and present Black Reality TV Stars on Bravo that have authored a book.
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Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way By Nene Leakes
Outrageous, captivating, and unafraid to tell it like it is, Nene Leakes shares her wild journey from a scandalous past to the pinnacle of reality television stardom. Lauded by her fans for her refreshing honesty, infectiously genuine style, and clever sense of humor, Nene is an empowered, self-made woman who has not forgotten where she came from and knows exactly where she wants to go.
In this straight-talking and provocative memoir Nene charts her journey from family black sheep to single mother to making good and realizing her dreams. With her charm and bold, self-possessed voice, Nene tackles her painful childhood; the abuse she suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend; her struggle to support her firstborn son; and her path to true love, self-acceptance, and pride.
In Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, Nene dishes on her cast mates; takes on the rumors about her past; and shares hard-earned and inspiring life lessons in her fierce, no-nonsense, and irreverent style. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Amazon) (Kindle)
My Word By Gizelle Bryant
After marrying her college sweetheart, Ginger Williams gave up her own professional dreams to help her husband follow his dream of building a megachurch. It’s not long before Ginger and her husband, Jeremy, turn a small D.C. church into a burgeoning empire….catapulting the couple into a popular powerhouse.
But with a bigger spotlight comes more temptation…and the power is corrupting Jeremy in ways Ginger never imagined. When she seeks the advice of her peers on the First Ladies’ Council, she’s shocked when they tell her to accept Jeremy’s infidelities so she doesn’t damage the church and affect the many business opportunities coming their way.
With every part of her life—family faith, and finances—hanging in the balance, Ginger must decide if she will continue to live in the shadow of the sins of her husband…or face life on the other side of the pulpit. The Real Housewives of Potomac (Amazon) (Kindle)
Game, Get Some! What Women Really Want By Kenya Moore
Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and successful actress has added author to her list of impressive accomplishments. Moore flips the script by penning a light hearted How-To guide, entitled GAME, GET SOME! Game! subtly coaches men on how to get the woman of their dreams as she reveals the secrets of what women truly desire from men. No one man can know everything there is to know about women, but with my help, they may just come close. Moore proclaims. I feel like the female Ms. Hitch! I want to bring us together not apart. In the all sports themed Playbook , Kenya effortlessly, often bullet pointing, essential points from each chapter.
Highlights include preferred methods to approach women, knowing your trophy , how to win points, even sexual advice on how to please her in bed. She delves into self-esteem issues, baggage, and if by chance it does not work out, how to properly break up with us. If you have shared a special bond with someone you have dated, if you always treat her with respect, you will always have a friend at the end of the day. Moore adds. Not just for men, women will curiously read chapter after chapter and laugh about how common and universal the mistakes that men make are. They will also gain a better understanding of self and how to improve on what they may be doing wrong in relationships.
Kenya outlines why communication between the sexes can be so difficult. She gives practical advice on understanding the differences between us and tips on making it better. It is Women from A-Z . Overall, Game, Get Some! is an imperative and palatable easy read for men and women alike. It will not only give men the Game to capture the heart of any woman they desire, it will ensure their success on any platform when dealing with this thing you call woman. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Amazon)
Wives, Fiancees, and Side-Chicks in Hotlanta By Sheree Whitfield
Fresh out of college, Sasha Wellington’s got her career as a fashion designer and entrepreneur all planned out. When fate points her to Atlanta, she sets out to make her dreams come true . . .
Before she knows it, Sasha’s befriended by two rival BFFs. First there’s Norman, savvy stylist to Atlanta’s stars, from the A-list on down. Then there’s Paris, an outrageous personality with a questionable nightlife. Between their antics, Sasha’s beyond grateful for her coworker, Casey. Married to an NBA player, Casey’s got class. But there’s more than meets the eye to being a baller’s wife. And the more time Sasha spends among the movers and shakers, the clearer it gets that just like on reality TV, the truth lies behind-the-scenes. Still, she’s not worried about getting caught up in the drama—until she’s romanced by a baller of her own… The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Amazon) (Kindle)
Carry-on Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight By Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas
In their straight talk couple’s memoir, “Carry-on Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight” Cynthia Bailey Thomas and Peter Thomas chronicle their journey of raising a blended family, running a mini empire and keeping the fire burning in marriage after age forty. The book’s title is a playful euphemism that defines all the moving pieces that come along with mid-life marriage. The chapters delve into everything from Cynthia’s and Peter’s first date that was fifteen years in the making to their formula for successfully managing six children and five co-parents. Readers will be stunned to learn how the ex-super model and restaurateur/entrepreneur shot to fame and joined the ensemble cast of Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Carry-on Baggage will inspire, provoke and make readers laugh out loud as they take Cynthia and Peter’s nonstop flight to finding marital bliss. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Amazon)
Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment By Phaedra Parks
Who is always perfectly put together and never at a loss for words? Who is professional, courteous, and harder working than anyone else? Whose Christmas cards arrive the day after Thanksgiving, year after year? Y’all know she’s got to be a Southern Belle.
A Southern Belle takes care of herself and makes sure people treat her right. She always gets her way, even if her man thinks it was his idea. (That’s a win for you both.) But, darling, you don’t have to be raised in the South to be the same fun-loving package of looks, charm, and determination that makes a Belle a Belle. That’s what this delightful little book is for!
Ladies, take it from Phaedra Parks, the smart, confident, and always poised star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Life as a Belle is simply better—for you and for the people around you. So let’s imagine you’re rocking on the front porch, with a tall glass of sweet tea and a plate of ladyfingers, because Phaedra’s got a thing or two to tell you! The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Amazon) (Kindle)
Potty Training “Mommy & Daddy”: A Guide for Introducing Infant Potty Training as Early as 6 Months Old By Monique Samuels
Real Housewife of Potomac and Not For Lazy Moms creator Monique Samuels has created a user-friendly, step-by-step guide that focuses on potty training “Mommy and Daddy” by teaching them how to introduce potty training to babies as early as six months old. Potty Training doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Based on her own experiences potty training three children, Monique teaches parents how to avoid the frustrations of going from diaper dependent to diaper free!
Monique’s tried-and-true potty training method is broken down into 10 easy-to-follow steps, and can be implemented at any age. Often times, we are the roadblock between the diaper and the potty. The purpose of this book is to provide 10 simple steps in order to INTRODUCE the potty at an earlier age. We’re not looking for perfection as much as familiarity. When your child realizes he or she does not have to sit in mess, you’ll be surprised at how quickly they catch on! Good luck on your potty training journey and cheers to spending less money on diapers! The Real Housewives of Potomac (Amazon) (Kindle)
Sleepyhead Please Go to Bed By Toya Bush-Harris
Sleepy Head Please Go To Bed will motivate your child to dream while sleeping and look forward to a good nights rest. This book is dedicated to my two sons Ashton & Avery Harris. My sons inspired me to write about their struggles with staying in bed and sleeping through the night. As a mother, I loved every bit of it and wanted to scrapbook every moment. Married to Medicine (Amazon)
Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat By Quad Webb
Welcome to Quad’s kitchen. Cooking is a pleasure and a respite. Get ready to cook with spirit, eat with gusto, and laugh with abandon. Whether you follow her on Bravo’s Married to Medicine, are a regular watcher of Sister Circle, or have tuned into her Cooking with Miss Quad Instagram videos, you will want to add this long-anticipated cookbook to your repertoire.
Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it’s an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she’s been cooking her entire life and insists that she’s made every mistake possible behind a stove. Here she encourages even complete beginners to give cooking a try with delicious, updated southern classics. Quad’s energy in the kitchen is contagious, as is her passion for teaching others to overcome kitchen intimidation. Married to Medicine (Amazon) (Kindle)
The Queen V: Everything You Need to Know About Sex, Intimacy, and Down There Health Care By Dr. Jackie Walters
After twenty years of private obstetrics and gynecological practice, there’s nothing Dr. Jackie Walters hasn’t seen. And now, in her new book, the widely-adored OB-GYN invites you to put your feet in the stirrups and investigate. Whether she’s covering libido, contraceptives, labiaplasty, or fertility, Dr. Jackie educates readers with her characteristic grace and pragmatism. Both funny and informative, she brings you on a quest through the female reproductive system―answering all the burning (and itching, and smelling…) questions you’ve always been afraid to ask.
Dr. Jackie knows that every woman is different, and she’s designed a reading experience that’s tailor-made for each individual. After taking a fun quiz to uncover your own vaginal personality (V.P.), you’ll embark upon an eye-opening journey of self-discovery. Are you a Mary Jane, a Sanctified Snatch, or a Notorious V.A.G.? What’s the shape of your vaginal flower―rosebud, tulip, or carnation? Dr. Jackie reveals the answer and doles out advice so personal you’ll feel like you’re in the office talking to her.
For every time you’ve been draped in a paper gown and too embarrassed to ask that question, Dr. Jackie has you covered. Her book is a woman’s guide to self-awareness that will educate, entertain, and empower others to achieve vaginal liberation. It’s a must-read for anyone who owns (or loves) a vagina. Married to Medicine (Amazon) (Kindle)
Porsha Williams (RHOA) recently announced she was working on her first book. Porsha’s upcoming book, “The Pursuit of Porsha” is set to be released next year under Hachette Book Group. Read more about upcoming release in Porsha’s People.com interview.
Thanks for reading! If you know of a book we missed, hit us up in the comments!