Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel has written about her volatile childhood in her autobiography, A Place of Yes. She wrote that her childhood was torn apart by “eating disorders, alcoholism, mental illness and violence.” Bethenny recently went to visit her formerly estranged stepfather John Parisella to try to figure out things about her past and her mother. When she asked him about her mother’s alleged suicide attempt in front of Bethenny as a child, John explained, “You have to understand that she didn’t want a child.”
Her mother, Bernadette Birk, says Bethenny’s book is a pack of lies. She told Radar, “Bethenny spreads vicious and horrible lies about me simply for publicity.” Both mother and daughter have agreed on one thing – never to talk to each other again.