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  • Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget

  • How to Survive in Business and Life
  • Written by: Margaret Josephs
  • Narrated by: Margaret Josephs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Written by: Margaret Josephs
Narrated by: Margaret Josephs
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Publisher's Summary

Pretty Mess meets #Girlboss in this part memoir, part entrepreneurial manifesto from The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s “Powerhouse in Pigtails".

Margaret Josephs is a hustler. She’s a tough cookie. She speaks her mind. She never leaves the house without lipstick on. She’s also a devoted wife, mother, daughter, businesswoman, lifestyle expert, and fan-favorite star of the reality TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Sounds pretty glamorous, right? Well, things are never exactly as they seem.

Before she arrived where she is today, “The Marge” was born to young immigrant parents. Raised by a single party-girl mother who left her physically abusive father when she was one and a half, she was taught that it was more important to look good than to feel good. No structure. No rules. No blueprint for future success or stability. But, like most people who struggle through atypical childhoods, destructive relationships, and career challenges, she forced herself to wake up every morning and put one high heel in front of the other, even if she didn’t know where she was going.

Margaret took the cards she was dealt and eventually turned them into a winning hand, and she wants to arm fans with the ability to do the same. In Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget, she’ll talk about how to launch a lifestyle brand, how to work with family members, and how to be an uncompromising woman in a man’s world. She also spills stories from her personal life about the son Real Housewives viewers don’t know exists, the time Joan Rivers gave her the best advice she ever got, the rendezvous she had with a famous rock star, and the affair with her contractor that ended her marriage but gave her the happily ever after.

Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget takes fans along Margaret’s wild, bumpy journey to entrepreneurial success and reality TV fame, written in her trademark no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice with the perfect combination of grit and glitz.

©2021 Margaret Josephs. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Amazing real truthful and love that you she swears

Love it love that she is real she swears like a trucker but is still classy about it she is great

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It’s ok

Even though Margaret is funny - the story is meh. I didn’t love chapter 19 when is all about promoting her brands and potcast .

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A wonderful real life story of love and business

This book was real and refreshing. I love how open and honest with her triumphs and failures Margaret is. It was a great ready for this mama and business woman.

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Better than expected!

She’s abrasive but incredibly likeable. True to form she is who she is in the reading of the book as she is as on tv.

It was distracting in moments when you could tell she was reading and I found her to go quite fast at times. This was an easy listen (without kids in earshot) and made me laugh out loud several times.

I like the Marge.

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Worth every minute!

Probably the best Housewives book from all of the housewives! Loved hearing about her life and what made her who she is today!

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I absolutely couldn’t stop listening to my audiobook version!!!

Margaret I watch you every week on RHONJ and I LOVE you and your honesty! It’s soooo refreshing to have someone standing up for themselves and their friends!
I absolutely couldn’t stop listening to my audiobook version! It flowed so easily I was hooked after the first chapter! You are a strong woman and very deserving of the love you have finally found with Joe ❤️
Wishing you all the caviar you can handle! 😘

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what a life.

Loved it ! you feel like your back in time with Margaret and all stages of life.

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One bad ass woman!!!

Loved listening to this book. Margaret is so real, to the point and unfiltered. It's nice to read/listen to a book about someone's life and feel like they're not bullshitting you. This is her life through her eyes and you can hear it as she reads through each chapter. Such a great book and thank you for a great listen!!

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  • katie grither
  • 2021-04-22

Love “the Marge!”

If you are a fan of Margarette Josephs on real housewives of New Jersey then you will love this book! That’s it! That’s all you need to know. She is so interesting and has so much going on that you always want to know more and she tells you all of it like you are her best gal pal! I listened to this audio books while repainting my entire home and it made it feel like it went by in a flash! It was so much fun. I’d laugh out loud, literally! Way to go Marge!

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  • Michaela Arbus
  • 2021-04-16

AMAZING

This was the best book I have listened to in a while. I love Margaret on the RHONJ but I think even if you do not watch the show, this is a must read/listen to!

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  • Kim young
  • 2021-04-23

Amazing!!!

I absolutely love this book. Margaret Josephs is always authentic and this book does not disappoint. The fact that she reads it to you is a bonus!

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  • Vito Minervini
  • 2021-04-17

LOVE

Absolutely loved everything about this book. Her narrating added so much to the time. She’s NOW my favorite housewife.

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  • TRISH
  • 2021-04-15

Love love love

I love her even more, she is not fake. She is a class act. Highly recommended!

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  • Stl_jh
  • 2021-09-10

It's a Must Read!

I loved Marge before and I love her even more now. She has had quite the life! I highly recommend.

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  • amandablack
  • 2023-01-09

Hilarious and thoughtful

The Marge has a real talent for telling a story and I am so glad I picked this one up. Loved it!

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  • Nicole Kramer
  • 2022-12-05

by far the best RH book I have listened to.

Marge has quick an interesting story from drama to business. I feel as though I actually learned so mething about business from her as well. great job.

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  • Trista (Solomon) Mausolf
  • 2022-11-30

Hysterical

Love the Marge and this book!! “Your husband’s in the pool!” Very fun listening to this book!

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  • Robin
  • 2022-11-26

Interesting and down to earth

I like Marge and found her story interesting and honest. She tells it like it is. Everyone deserves to be happy and she made it happen for herself. A strong no nonsense person .