Compared to the other two-faced, neurotic, narcissistic housewives on the show, she is like a fish out of water, attempting to navigate through their circle of friendship, socialization, and (perhaps most entertaining) weekends of travel. Given her professional accomplishments in writing and journalism with ABC News, she is by far more interesting, authentic, and (life) educated than most of her cast-mates on the show. Additionally, although a bit quirky (which actually makes her so likable), she seems genuine, down to earth, sincere, and too level headed to be caught up in all the RHNY drama...Frankly, I am not sure how or why she ended up on this crazy show!
Some critical acclaim of her memoir:
"A stunning memoir of love and loss...Carole Radziwill is a natural storyteller." - The Oprah Magazine
"One of the best memoirs...a small masterpiece...devastating and beautifully written." - New York Post
"Powerfully affecting...a highly compelling read." - Vogue
"Bittersweet and tender." - The New York Times Book Review
Provided below is an excerpt from her website, summarizing her memoir, What Remains, and a link to her website for reference.