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After Danielle Staub's criminal past came to light during last season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, the mother of two decided the only way to deal with the situation was to, well, write a book about it.

Staub stopped by TVGuide.com to plug her tell-all memoir, The Naked Truth, which details her turbulent and abusive past. She wrote the book, she says, to restore her "completely smashed" spirit following the end of filming.

The Jersey Housewives battle with Danielle grows fiercer

For those of you curious as to what happened between seasons, Staub also reveals how her current beef with Jacqueline arose.

Plus, the housewife explains why she chose to invite her intimidating friend Danny to be her date at the fundraising event at the Brownstone featured in Monday's super-dramatic episode.

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