Magazine article ADWEEK

Bethenny Frankel: The Star of Her Self-Titled Bravo Show Banks on Her BlackBerry for Interviews, Tweets and Writing New York Times Best-Sellers

Magazine article ADWEEK

Bethenny Frankel: The Star of Her Self-Titled Bravo Show Banks on Her BlackBerry for Interviews, Tweets and Writing New York Times Best-Sellers

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Who Bethenny Frankel

Age 41

Accomplishments Star of Bravo's Bethenny Ever After; founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails; author of four books, including A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Went Out of Life; her first novel, Skinnydipping, will be released on May 1

Base New York

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

Whether or not my daughter [Bryn] has a poopy diaper.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

Either the Dora the Explorer books, Dogs Don't Do Ballet or The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bean My daughter and I do breakfast together.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

In the car, I'll do a little bit of the newspaper, write articles on my BlackBerry, do interviews, write my book and Look at Twitter. The New York Post is always in the car, but if I'm at home on the weekends, I'll read The New York Times.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

Neither--somewhere in between. My daughter doesn't watch any TV, so the TV is off most of the time. But after 8 o'clock, that'll be a guilty pleasure--getting into bed and watching something mindless.

If you're a couch potato, what do you watch, and how: TV, laptop or tablet?

I Like to watch Californication, Gossip Girl, TMZ, 60 Minutes. I never watch TV on my iPad--I'm not technologically with it at all.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning? …

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