By the time The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4 concluded early last fall, we were exhausted and thought we’d seen it all, but now Caroline Manzo has warned us that Season 5 — which is still in production — will top anything we saw last time around!

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Caroline on March 21 at a Gilt City NYC party at the Gansevoort Park, where she was promoting her first book, Let Me Tell You Something, and she gave us plenty of scoop on Season 5, an update on her nephew, Nicholas, and much more!


Wetpaint Entertainment: How long did it take you to write the book?

Caroline Manzo: It took about six months. My co-writer is from California so we Skype around 11, 12 o’clock my time because I’m a night owl and I’d be up until three in the morning writing to him. It was fun.

Do you think you’ll ever write another book?

Who knew I’d do one! I’m never one to say never. If the book is a success and the viewers want more, of course I would. It was a fun experience and I’m having fun now and it was just another layer to the amazing aspect of my life right now.

You just got back from Arizona with some of your cast members. Anything you can tease for us?

New Jersey always delivers. I always say, ‘we’ll never top last season,’ but we did it again. That’s all I’m saying!

Would you say that this season is shaping up to be more lighthearted than seasons past, or is there still plenty of drama?

You’re gonna have those big moments, but you’re gonna have a lot of everything. This season from one minute to the next changes so drastically. It’s like a pendulum that just swings crazy, but there’s a lot of great stuff. I think it’s a really great season this year. And it’s very, very — for the viewers at least — unpredictable. I’ve sat and filmed some scenes that I thought was going to go one way, and then went another way. And then went back to something completely out of whack like ‘Where did that come out of?’ It’s a very interesting season.

Can you give us an update on Jacqueline and Nicholas: How are they doing?

 Nicholas, my baby. Jacqueline’s got a road ahead of her but he’s surrounded by so much love and he’s doing amazing.


Caroline's book goes on sale on March 26, 2013. Will you be buying a copy?