Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel is giving up TV for a quieter life as an author.

Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel may be putting her talk show on hold, but she's hardly sitting still. The TV personality and Skinnygirl founder is releasing a new children's book, "Cookie and Peanut." Inspired by her 3-year-old daughter Bryn, the book is about a little girl and her dog.

"[Bryn] is the Peanut and my dog's the Cookie. I'm reading her the book and she's kind of helping me with the story. She really likes it - it's really cute and she loves a good children's book," Frankel tells People magazine.


Is this the beginning of a quieter life for Frankel? Could be. She tells the magazine that she wants to spend time out of the spotlight for now and has no plans to return to TV. "It's definitely a personal sacrifice, sharing your personal life, and I think that's what people see the most. It's not something I'm interested in right now," she says.

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