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Publisher's Summary

The Real Housewives of New York City fan favorite Dorinda Medley takes us inside her roller-coaster life and iconic Blue Stone Manor to share how we, too, can Make It Nice.

Throughout her life, Dorinda Medley has always strived to “make it nice” regardless of the circumstances. In her incredibly candid memoir, the real housewife of New York City opens the doors of Blue Stone Manor, her Berkshires sanctuary, welcoming fans into her beloved home. In her first-ever written life story, Dorinda clips away all pretense and noise to unveil the not-so-glamorous bumps in the road that have marked her colorful journey toward becoming the person fans, colleagues, and friends know and love today. This is a vulnerable and emotional account of love, motherhood, loss, and the not-entirely-planned adventure from her modest beginnings in the Berkshires to her personal, social, and professional ascent - told in her trademark manner.

Chronicling the life of the reality television star, Make It Nice also features life lessons for those who may experience similar challenges, as well as the celebrated hostess’s invaluable entertaining tips, all presented with the humor and wit that have “oh-so-well made” Dorinda Medley a most compelling compilation.

©2021 Dorinda Medley. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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inspirational

i cried 3 times during this book. dorinda’s love story with richard made me changed my views on what i want from my partner. she’s truly inspiring. love love love this woman.

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Enjoyable

This was a wonderful audiobook. Dorinda’s story of her life was very interesting. One of the best autobiography’s I’ve listened to in a long time.

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Dorinda is such an amazing story teller, one of the few audibles where I enjoyed the narrator

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Love love love

I loved watching Dorinda on the show. The book was Very inspiring to live life and how much self-care is truly needed. Dorinda made it very nice by narrating her own book.

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Amazing

Dorindas voice is so soothing. What a great story, we’ll told. The best housewife book yet!!!

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She madie it NICE

Enjoyed listening to Doinda tell her lifestory. Love all the references to Real Housewives made me feel connected .

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Highly enjoyed

If you like Dorinda then I don’t see why you wouldn’t like her book. It was entertaining a bit sad and gave a overall look into her life. I personally like books like this. If I lived in NY I would want to be one of her friends. You don’t find many loyal people like that anymore. I sometimes think I’m the only one left. Enjoy the book.

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Felt like a good visit.

I am a casual follower of the Housewives and really chose this book after hearing her on Jeff Lewis Live. It seemed like I was having a good visit with a new friend, hearing her life story up until now. Perfect amount of detail and very interesting. Now will go to pervious episodes to get to know her further. Highly recommend.

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The REAL DORINDA we Miss : (

Loved hearing her and Richard's Love Story and about her time being a young MOM

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A must read

Dorinda is so open about the good and bad parts of her life. Her story is beyond inspiring and as a girl from Massachusetts too, it’s nice to hear how her upbringing helped to lead her to where she is now.

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  • Ani
  • 05-13-22

Beyond Reality

Such a intimate, moving, laugh-out-loud and portrait of a woman whose life journey has been courageous, bold and truthful. High, highly recommend.

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  • Daniel Jones
  • 01-05-22

A touching book which gives an insight into the amazing woman of which is Dorinda

Loved every moment of this book it really took you through the ups and downs of Dorindas life whilst staying true and light hearted the story it extremely touching to read. Amazingly written and read.

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  • James M.
  • 11-17-21

Heartwarming

I have always loved Dorinda, but this has made me love her even more. She tells her story so we’ll with such emotion. Thank you!

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  • 10-06-21

Dorinda Made It Nice

I have ordered the hard copy but found the audio book in the meantime. I was happy to hear that Dorinda was reading this herself. Having loved Dorinda on RHONY it was inevitable I would invest further in her story. Although not exactly knowing what story would be told, about personal life or life within the RHONY years. Being a Brit myself I now understand fully why she is just 'So British'. Leading an interesting, rather privileged life at times here in the UK. I am writing this with an hour still to listen. I don't want her story to end. I'm sure it won't. The only reason I have given 4* on performance is I cannot control the speed of the read. In some places it sounds computer generated and I am slowing and speeding in places also. That said, my hard copy is still on order and I will read that hearing Dorinda's warm and friendly like voice, wishing I was sharing a pot of tea and listening to more of her incredible life in person. If you are a fan, like myself, this is one to keep.

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  • Linda T
  • 08-20-21

Brilliant

I absolutely loved this book. Dorinda is a wonderful story teller. Her dorindaisms are all there . She made it nice.

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  • Austin
  • 12-02-21

A true gift to the world

Could listen to Dorinda read all day. So authentic and down to earth. Beautiful piece of work, a true gift to the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-21

I didn’t want it to end!

It was like having a conversation with my mum, truly. I didn’t think I could love Dorinda more!!