Real Housewife Carole Radziwill to publish "The Widow"s Guide to Sex and Dating" after signing $700k book deal

Real Housewife Carole Radziwill to publish 'The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating' after signing $700k book deal

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19:30 GMT, 19 October 2012

Carole Radziwill has signed a $700,000 deal to publish a debut novel titled 'The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating'.

The Real Housewife of New York, 46, who lost her husband Anthony Radziwill in 1999 and was famously close with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, will publish two books with Henry Holt & Co, following a fierce bidding war, according to the New York Post.

She says on her website that the book is not autobiographical, but she 'did base some things on my experiences as a widow.'

Leaning on experience: Carole Radziwill, pictured in September, has signed a $700,000 deal to publish a debut novel titled 'The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating'

Leaning on experience: Carole Radziwill, pictured in September, has signed a $700,000 deal to publish 'The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating'

She writes: 'I wildly embellished, that’s a perk of writing fiction. I like to say it’s about death, sex and love in that order.'

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Lost love: Carole and Anthony Radziwill pictured on their wedding day in 1994

The two novels are not Ms Radziwill's
first published works. In 2005 she penned an autobiography titled, 'What
Remains', which made the New York Times Bestseller List.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist, who
met her late husband while working together at ABC, is one of the latest
cast members of The Real Housewives of New York.

New man: Ms Radziwill has dated high-profile men including George Clooney in the past, and has most recently been linked with Aerosmith rocker Russ Irwin (pictured)

New man: Ms Radziwill is currently dating Aerosmith rocker Russ Irwin

She has dated high-profile men including George Clooney and has most recently been linked with Aerosmith rocker Russ Irwin.

Ms Radziwill has already written a pilot
for a TV series based on The Widow's Guide, but as yet there is no word
on when it will be realised.