• Not All Diamonds and Rosé

  • The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It
  • By: Dave Quinn
  • Narrated by: Amy Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (524 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“I like to think of Not All Diamonds and Rosé as the ultimate reunion. I know readers will be surprised, entertained, and even shocked at what’s in store." - Andy Cohen

Dave Quinn's Not All Diamonds and Rosé is the definitive oral history of the hit television franchise, from its unlikely start in the gated communities of Orange County to the pop culture behemoth it has become—spanning nine cities, hundreds of cast members, and millions of fans.

What is it really like to be a housewife? We all want to know, but only the women we love to watch and the people who make the show have the whole story. Well, listen in close, because they’re about to tell all. 

Nearly all the wives, producers, and network executives, as well as Andy Cohen himself, are on the record, unfiltered and unvarnished about what it really takes to have a tagline. This is your VIP pass to the lives behind the glam squads, testimonials, and tabloid feuds.

Life’s not all diamonds and rosé, but the truth is so much better, isn’t it?

Includes color photographs

©2021 Dave Quinn (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“[Not All Diamonds and Rosé] spills the tea (or the rosé, if you prefer) on the reality empire with extensive reporting from the series' casts, producers, executives, and more.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“As sweeping as it is scandalous.... Fans will drink this up as quickly as the Housewives would a glass of champagne.” (Publishers Weekly

“This exhaustive oral history features dishy interviews with 185 cast and crew members behind the Bravo phenomenon. Fans will delight to read about how it all got started, which fired housewives are angriest with Andy Cohen - and a shocking, never-before-revealed incident that happened when the New Jersey cast went to Punta Cana. No wonder the book sold out after it was first released.” (New York Post

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Lol. These voices

The narrator is killing me with these voices. It is very entertaining almost better than the shows.

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All quotes

This book is a narrator reading one quote after the other… no story line and it’s very difficult to listen to.

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If you like awful imitations, read on

The narrator is awful. She tries too hard to imitate each housewife, and she's awful. I waited for this audiobook, and it sucks. Skip it and save your credit.

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Not a good book for audio.

It’s not Amy’s narration - she’s actually very good - but having to identify the speaker every sentence or two made it hard to stay engaged with the story and I finally gave up.

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Such a fun listen!

Amy Phillips is the perfect narrator and it’s amazing to hear all of these backstories! Thank you for putting it all together!

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If you’re a real fan!

If your a real fan, it’s worth it. Yes, Amy Phillips does impressions, but that’s what they are, impressions. Real fans know Amy from her appearances of WWHL and her radio show on Radio Andy. She’s amazing and does the book well! I didn’t even realize I was on chapter 7 after I started, it’s that good!

And I love all her impressions!

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The whole 'book' is nothing but a review of the shows. Name of character, what they said. Name of character, what they said.
Name of character, what they said......... 20 HOURS AND 30 MIN OF NAME OF CHARACTER AND WHAT THEY SAID.........
WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.

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Insightful, but hard to listen to

This is probably great as a book, but not as an audiobook. The impressions of the cast members were a bit much.

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A bunch of quotes

It’s not for me. I tried to listen but since the book has soooo many quotes and told from a third person perspective, it just doesn’t flow. Disappointed.

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If you can get past the obnoxious impressions…it’s ok

This audiobook is a good example of how some books don’t translate well to audio. Once you get used to the commentary its ok, but the narrator’s “impressions” - especially her Vicki Gunvalson are HORRIBLE and CRINGE. They aren’t good impressions - she sounds like a nasally screeching Karen. It’s very distracting and frustrating because Amy really thinks she’s good.

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  • 08-06-22

must have for housewives fans

really enjoyed this, a rounded view and loved to get behind the scenes. the producers and people from the networks views helped shed light on the real story and have helped justify some of what we thought we saw on the show but weren't sure.

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  • Kelsey Duncan
  • 07-21-22

The impressions were distracting

I am a housewives addict!

I love this book but I kinda wish it just bought it in physical form as the impressions from the reader were really off putting.

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  • 05-25-22

Housewives fans it’s a must

I loved every minute of this book , it’s a must if your an avid housewives fan 💕👍💕

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  • 05-02-22

Came for the gossip, stayed for the Kelly Dodd impression!

An easy listen to do the housework to. Some people have complained about the voice impressions but they weren’t too distracting and the Kelly Dodd one had me in fits every time it came on.. I’m guessing she wasn’t Amy Phillips favorite housewife! 🤣

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  • Linda T
  • 03-16-22

Narration

Narrator so bad . Imitation of everyone’s voice is so bad . Book is really good but she’s so annoying. She only imitated anyone white as they were fair game but anyone of color or from another country she didn’t imitate. Had it just been read normal it would have been so good. But she ruined it

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  • Danielle Claire O'Connell
  • 02-27-22

Fabulously funny book

devoured this audio book. Remember to turn down the volume when Amy does Sonja

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