Lies Of A Real Housewife

Lies Of A Real Housewife

Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil : A Memoir

Book - 2012
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"[Stanton] takes us into her survival mode on the streets, and adjustments she had to make in her home life. The author shares experiences of her teen years, growing up in Buffalo, NY. She leads us on a short stay as a young girl in Greensboro, NC. The author, rapper, wife and mother, guides us through her struggles into her early adult years in Hotlanta. By fate, she lives a hustler's life of crime with none other than Real Housewives of Atlanta's own, Phaedra Parks. By a twist of fate, her life crashes, sending her on a trip to a darkened place called hell. Urban author Angela Stanton survives to a give a raw, revolutionary account of her daring journey to redemption."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Augustus Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9781935883630
1935883631
Branch Call Number: B STANTON
Characteristics: 243 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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Mar 11, 2018

I admit I'm a former Real Housewives of Atlanta viewer. Fortunately, as my taste in television has matured and reality tv has digressed to scripted fodder I haven't had time to watch the last several seasons. But I picked up this book because I read that Stanton goes into detail about criminal enterprises masterminded by RHOA's Phaedra Parks. It never ceases to amaze me how so many shady characters find their way to reality tv.
Stanton does a great job of detailing the scams and I could see how she would feel like it was easy money with such a prominent Atlanta attorney on her side. But it's clear that this was not Parks' first time at the rodeo and Stanton was no more than a patsy. Once I read about her going to get the fake ID in Maryland, I knew she would be the only one taking the fall. Admittedly I had to put the book down for a while because I just could not handle reading all the sexual abuse she survived. As Miss Sophia said in The Color Purple "a girl child ain't safe in a world full of men". I wouldn't recommend this for the book club, but it was definitely worth a read if you wanted to get another view of your favorite housewife. Phaedra better be glad there's a statute of limitations.

nutty7688 Feb 14, 2013

A decent story about white collar crimes against the author Angela and Phedra Parks of Housewives of Atlanta.

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