Although many have criticized Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for publishing a book about her late husband's abuse so soon after his untimely suicide, the book itself seems to be a hit, which is good for Taylor. Her critics were harsh, claiming she only wrote the book to profit from her husband's death, given the couple had become famous from their appearance on the hit Bravo show. But Taylor claims she had other motives, which was to spread the word about domestic abuse and the importance of removing oneself from such a situation.
Hiding from Reality is the title of Taylor's book and it made some of the bestsellers lists this past week. The reality star's book entered the New York Times and the USA Today Bestsellers list, so Taylor can be proud. Surely, her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills platform has helped her sell the book, as her stories doesn't offer anything new from other books about the topic, written by abuse survivors. Rather, it just tells the story of a reality star with moneyÂ—or so she thoughtÂ—in a very familiar and scary situation.
Taylor is busy promoting the book, so it is no wonder her book is doing so well. Supporters are buying the book to lend their love, while critics are reading it to find inconsistencies in her story. Several inconsistencies have already been found, so if one exists, others surely do. And those who are indifferent about Taylor herself may just read it to find out more details about Russell's suicide. There is still no clear motive as to why he would take his life and readers may search the book to find more answers.
While it is good for Taylor that she is making some money to pay off all of the legal debt her husband managed to rack up for her, it is a shame that Russell isn't here to tell his side of the story. One has to wonder how different his account would be.