Leggy Blonde: A Memoir

The only born and bred New Yorker in the history of the five seasons of The Real Housewives of New York, Aviva Drescher is elegant, sophisticated, extremely well educated and drop-dead gorgeous at 5'10 . Her father, a self-proclaimed sex addict at age eighty, had a high-profile job managing everyone's money in the 1960s and 1970s-the Beatles, the Stones-so she had an interesting, privileged Manhattan lifestyle growing up, and now, she shares her life story in candid detail. But Aviva's life hasn't always been glamorous: At just six years-old, she was in a farm accident when her foot got severely hurt at a friend's upstate New York dairy farm. A few months later her leg was amputated as a result of that accident. Aviva has never let this tragedy define who she is. At a chance meeting at Bed Bath & Beyond Aviva, a single mother at the time, met investment banker Reid Drescher as their young children played together in the aisles. It was only a matter of time before the two got married and grew their family together. The Dreschers now have the quintessential contemporary modern family with four children-ranging in age from eleven to two years old. Honest and forthcoming, this part-time socialite and full-time mother gives us glimpse at her life in the limelight, and shows that she will let nothing hold her back from happiness and success.