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Aviva Drescher Revisits The Place Where She Lost Her Leg

April 06, 2014 08:16 AM by Megan Thompson


Aviva Drescher wrote her first book, as we all know because of all the bookgate drama on The Real Housewives Of New York City.   And she wants everyone to know, especially Carole Radziwill, that it took a village to write Leggy Blonde.

On the next episode of RHONY Aviva revisits a painful place, the place where she lost her leg as a child.  At only six years old, Aviva lost her leg when she was playing on a conveyer belt at her friend’s farm.  In an exclusive interview with Star Magazine, Aviva opened up about why she wanted to go back to this place and see it as an adult. “My whole life had been riddled with anxiety based on this day, this one experience.  And facing the machine was just so cathartic.  There wasn’t something big and bad out there that was out to get me again.  It allayed so many of my fears,” Aviva told the magazine.

Another reason Aviva wanted to revisit her past, was because she talks about it in her memoir, Leggy Blonde.  Obviously the title plays on the fact that she wears a prosthetic leg.  And who wouldn’t want to promote their book on national TV?  But the book has caused major issues between Aviva and fellow author and cast mate, Carole Radziwill.

Aviva goes on the attack in her Bravo blog that she tweeted out this week, and  she explains why “it takes a village” to write a book.  “It takes a village to bring a book into the world, as everyone who has written knows.  That was a long time ago…before the concept was considered weak by Carole and the “we do it alone” set. Can’t you just see Carole chopping down those trees to make the paper to print the words that no one is allowed to change a letter of,” Aviva blogged.

It looks like there is no end in sight for the bookgate drama. So we want to know – have you read Aviva Drescher’s new book?


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6 Responses to “Aviva Drescher Revisits The Place Where She Lost Her Leg”

  1. Foregone Conclusion Says:
    April 7th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I’d rather see Aviva counsel other amputees than focus on herself (which she does ad nauseam). EVERYONE has had grief in their life, and while it’s terrible that she lost her leg, this happened over 30 years ago. And now we’re seeing the farm where it happened? Enough already! Aviva was at her most interesting (IMO) when working with Jake last season – the boy who was getting his running legs. Otherwise, she just comes across as a self-obsessed, entitled diva, and it’s hard to warm up to her.

    Oh, and since she said that going to St. Barth’s was “worse than losing [her] leg” – how much trauma is this woman still dealing with? Please. So many of us (myself included) would love the chance to be miserable in St. Barth’s.

  2. Mary Dee Says:
    April 8th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I read Aviva’s book yesterday while having coffee at Barnes & Noble. Yes, it was that quick to get through. I agree with Foregone Conclusion’s comments, but would add that it’s amazing how much drama has surrounded Aviva her entire life! Reminds me of the saying “I only felt right when I wasn’t.” I had no idea Aviva had two degrees and one of them is a law degree! What have you done with it Aviva!? I’m just asking…

  3. Anna Says:
    April 8th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Aviva would probably still have both legs if her parents were alert to the dangers she might possibly encounter in the milking shed. Of course her father was probably out chasing women while her mother was busy getting plastered.

  4. Cassie Says:
    April 8th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I would disagree with Foregone Conclusion’s in only one aspect – I would love the chance to be miserable in St. Barths ONLY if it wasn’t with Aviva. I honestly can’t take the amount of “poor me” mixed in with the “look at me”.

    No more one-legged Aviva stories Bravo – we got the memo!

  5. AMEME Says:
    April 17th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Goodness she is the biggest downer on any reality show.. What a selfish rude crazy attention hound drama making bore she is.. Her husband must be on meds to deal with her……………..

  6. LTK Says:
    April 26th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Honestly, who really cares about her childhood accident. She did that scene to help sell her book. She really is a mental moron, who needs serious help. Bravo find someone to replace her already. She is boring self-centered and nutty and like to defames the other ladies on the show. The only one who really stands up to her is Heather They need more ladies like her to sock it to Aviva.


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