I was excited to get a notice from the library that Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way was finally available. I was probably the 30th person in queue when I requested it last year. It’s the memoir from the The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s reality-TV star Nene Leakes, co-written with my highly-regarded “Facebook friend” and renowned author Denene Millner.
I didn’t watch the first season of Housewives when it was on, but I heard so much buzz about it from my friends about the antics of the ladies on the Atlanta show that I decided to watch the repeat episodes. By the time Season 2 started, I was hooked—what can I say? And as much as people may complain or look down on some of the ladies in the show for their nonsensical disputes, it is quite entertaining. And we all know reality-shows are about drama. As Nene says in the book, no one would watch if they saw the mundane things that housewives do—cleaning the house, etc.