/// Information Diet: Carole Radziwill

October 12, 2012  |  Media Week

Specs Age 49 Accomplishments Stars on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City ; Glamour columnis t ; author of The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating (spring 2013) and The New York Times best-seller What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love ; former ABC News producer. Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I open my eyes around 8:30 a.m., but I like to tiptoe into the day. So I lounge around in bed listening to NPR in the background. I like the sound of reporters’ voices. They are soothing. If anything earth-shattering has happened overnight, I’ll hear about it even in my semi-sleep. Then I check texts, email and Twitter, all from bed. What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table? When I get up, I get coffee and skim the New York Post to see if anyone I know got themselves involved in a scandal. I don’t eat breakfast or have a breakfast table, but if I did, I’d have a morning show on in the background and be reading a magazine. I don’t like my news too instant; it’s like someone yelling all the time. I lean toward weeklies like Newsweek or Time . The information is delayed a bit, nonessentials are weeded out, sources have been checked. What a novel idea. What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus? Stories. I just finished my first novel and am starting another, so I’m living in imaginary places with imaginary people all the time.

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Information Diet: Carole Radziwill

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