Melissa Gorga's first book "Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage" released this week and she's been out promoting it.
Last night Melissa attended a book signing at Mendham Books in New Jersey and this morning she stopped by for a chat with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on 'Today'.
I perused Amazon to see the initial reactions to Melissa's book and so far it hasn't been positive. In Melissa's defense, many of the 1-star reviews left for her were by people who admittedly didn't read the book or only read the free excerpt from chapter 1, and some flat out said they just didn't like her on the show.
But on the other side of that coin, of the few 5-star reviews written, those users didn't have any history of leaving product reviews except for this glowing summary of how Melissa's book changed their life. So, that's a little suspect. But again, the same is true for some of those negative reviewers. The whole thing reads a little like a blog comment section – filled with both Melissa lovers and Melissa haters and the reviews are nearly all 1's and 5's, with no in-between.
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I have to admit that it's a pet peeve of mine when people leave book reviews without ACTUALLY reading the book and base it on nonsense like "oh he/she is so annoying", "xyz is a crap author so I'm not reading this book", or worse yet, the ones who base a review on how fast or slow the shipping time was.
Here's how Melissa's book is ranking on Amazon as of last night:
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