Teresa Giudice may be a semi-free woman these days, but it's unlikely she'll forget her time served in Danbury Women's Correctional Facility. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star has decided to pen a memoir, titled "Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again," in which she will share intimate details about her nearly one year behind bars. The book is not slated for release until Feb. 8, but leaked details should hold fans over until then.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Teresa's prison stay was far from cushy. Her book details horrific strip searches, prison hookups, and no shortage of fights. The mother of four writes that she "wanted to die," but one thing kept her going through it all: the thought of her loving husband, Joe Giudice. In fact, Teresa, 43, claims she was constantly thinking about her husband while the women around her went "gay for the stay." The "RHONJ" star even attempted to keep the spark alive despite the distance between her and her hubby, sending him an explicit card on Father's Day.
"Madonna mia, I was dreaming of my husband," she writes in a passage detailing the many sexual acts she witnessed inside her cell, as well as the prison showers.
Teresa's book was confirmed by publishers in October 2015. The tell-all will paint a picture of the "RHONJ" star's life, from her humble beginnings to her rise to stardom and eventual legal downfall. Jennifer Bergstrom of Gallery Books shared with People magazine the title of Teresa's book, as well as it's official Feb. 9 release date. Bergstrom assured "RHONJ" fans that although much of Teresa's life has played out on television, her book will be the first time anyone is granted a real look into her "incredible life story." As her lawyer James J. Leonard told Us Weekly in July , the book will contain details from a diary she kept during her incarceration.
While fans may not know much about Teresa's early life, they were first given a glimpse into her life behind bars when Bravo released a multi-part special titled "Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In" last year. The series followed Joe, 43, and Teresa's children as they attempted to live life without their family matriarch. Although Bravo's camera's were not allowed to film at the prison, Teresa's voice did appear on the show several times via phone calls. The show allowed viewers to get a grasp on just how in control of her family's every day lives Teresa remained even while serving her 15-month sentence for fraud.
Teresa is now at her home in New Jersey with her husband and children. After being released on Dec. 23, 2015, she has been ordered to remain on house arrest until the entirety of her one year and two month sentence is completed. In March, after her sentence is over, Joe will head to the Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix, to begin serving out his time for similar charges which will span more than three years.