Confession…I love the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo. I only watch a few of the groups, but I feel especially fond of the CA housewives since that’s where I am from. When Erika Girardi joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast a couple of years back, I was immediately a fan. She is a strong, fierce and all around bad ass woman. I thought it was incredible that she created a fabulous alter ego named Erika Jayne who performs chart topping club hits regularly at clubs around the world. I root for her in everything she does which is why I called and voted for her as many times I was allowed to when she was on Dancing With The Stars. I am so happy for Erika and her continued success. She challenges the traditional views that women shouldn’t be overly sexy in the public eye, especially once we hit a certain age. I applaud her for fighting against the stereotypes people assign to her and her constant challenges to herself to try new things and to think bigger and newer in each new project she starts.
Erika’s book was exactly what I hoped it would be. I chose to listen to the Audible version and loved that she was the narrator. Now she can add Audio Book Narrator to her long resume! It was touching at times and she didn’t hold back when describing her life and the complicated relationships she has had over the years with her family, especially her mother Renee. I enjoyed hearing how Erika Jayne came to be and what it took to build her into the character she is today. Erika’s relationship with her son and her husband Tom are strong and loving which really comes through in her book. In the acknowledgments section I found myself choking up when Erika thanks her son for the love he gives her unconditionally. If you are a fan of the Housewives, or are just looking for an interesting and short memoir, support our girl Erika!
Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she’d just be “another rich bitch with a plane”—so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne.
Erika Jayne didn’t make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul.
In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There’s much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story.
As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she’s strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!
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