More excerpts from Teresa Giudice’s journal entries are seeping out from the prison walls. Yesterday we reported on the first snippet of entries, and now more are being released through her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr, confirming a book deal is in the works.
US Weekly has photos of the actual journal with Teresa’s actual messy and at times illegible, handwriting. There are a lot of references to the time of day, how Teresa is spending that time and what food she is eating.
Leonard said about the book deal, “It’s going to be about growing up from humble beginnings,” her attorney said. “She will also tell the story everyone is dying to know: what life is like behind bars.”
Hopefully this diary/journal/book will include an acknowledgement of Teresa’s humble endings and what she’s learned from it. Not a book of excuses. In the excerpts listed below, we see sides of Teresa that are playful, religious, and concerned, but no actual remorse, except concerning time missed with her daughters.
Below are excerpts from Teresa’s diary:
- January 26, Day 21
“I went to lunch at 10:20. I had tater tots, a soy burger that was so gross and orange! I also had some potato salad. They feed us so much here. I’m going to have potatoes coming out of my ears pretty soon!”
- February 1, Day 27
“Great Mass. I enjoy [going to church], it makes me feel good after I go and during. I feel like God is really present there with me.”
- February, Undated
“There is a lady in here, she hit her roommate. The officers are up here now to evaluate the situation. She is a crazy lady who fights with everyone.”
- March 16, Day 70
“I got an email from Gia. She got an award for perseverance. I started crying at the computer. I was so happy for her, and saying to myself, That is my daughter.”
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