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If Bethenny Frankel has learned one thing over the last few years of rising stardom, it's how to get what you want in life. She says her latest book, A Place of Yes, is for the fans who constantly ask her, "How did you get there?"

"Twenty years ago I wanted to be an actress and I didn't think I was that great at it and said, 'I wish I could just be myself.' Twenty years later I'm being myself for a living," Frankel tells TVGuide.com.

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Once the solo singleton on Real Housewives on New York City, now she's married, a mom, and starring in her own reality sitcom Bethenny Ever After. She says she's gone through the entire journey with her fans and sees this book as a way to give back.

In the interview below, Frankel shares tips from A Place of Yes and previews the full-on meltdown she has later this season on her show.