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Real Housewife of NYC, Aviva Drescher talks new season, new memoir, & more

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They're back! Ready or not, here they come...season six of Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New York City.” The show returns tonight and had the chance to catch up with Aviva Drescher, who talks everything from making up with Ramona, her latest memoir, and what viewers can expect this season. When Aviva was just six years old, she was in a tragic farm accident that resulted in the amputation of her left leg. Viewers will get to witness her relive this incident as she makes a special trip back to the farm, which continues to give her fuel to be a leader for other amputees. "The Real Housewives of New York City" returns tonight only on Bravo at 9:00 p.m. ET. Read the full interview with Aviva below and get ready for an amazing season back in New York City!

Examiner: How are you?

Aviva Drescher: “Everything is really good!”

Examiner: Congratulations on your memoir, and how was the writing process for you?

Aviva Drescher: “The process was difficult, because I had to revisit my past, some of which is very painful and emotional. However, some of it was really fun, because, a lot of my life is very funny, and I don’t take myself very seriously. I had a great time laughing at myself and my life. The book is an easy read, and was pretty seamless, and the simple telling of a story filled with sadness, laughter, and craziness.”

Examiner: This season, why was it important to seek forgiveness from Ramona?

Aviva Drescher: “I had done something wrong, and spoke out of turn, and I regretted it. I feel like if you’ve done something wrong, then you should keep on apologizing to that person. Luckily, with Ramona she’s an intelligent woman, and doesn’t close the door, and accepted my apology. I think that people who don’t accept another person’s apology can be sometimes arrogant and stubborn, and I think that it is actually an attribute of Ramona’s, that she is able to forgive.”

Examiner: Are you and Ramona still in a good place today?

Aviva Drescher: “You’re going to have to watch and see that one (laughs).”

Examiner: Carole distanced herself from you, how did that make you feel to know that?

Aviva Drescher: “At the start of this season, it looks like everyone is talking about me, and it is not in a positive light, and it is kind of annoying. It is not in that “Hello Dolly” kind of way, like we are so happy to have you back where you belong (sings).”

Examiner: Going into this season, what mistakes did you learn from season 5?

Aviva Drescher: “I learned that I need a lot more botox (laughs) and to not take it all too seriously.”

Examiner: You recently moved out of your apartment from the last season, some media outlets stated the reason for your move was because you could not film there, is that true?

Aviva Drescher: “My move had nothing to do with filming. My husband and I needed a bigger place for our four children, and took a townhouse on the Westside that has more space. It is easier to film in a townhouse as opposed to being in an apartment building.”

Examiner: What can viewers expect from you this season?

Aviva Drescher: “You’ll see me and Ramona making amends…me visiting the woman who I had my accident with when I was six years old…revisiting the site of my accident, which was very emotional for me. My father is back, and he is back in rare form! Lastly, viewers will get to see me working with victims from the Boston Bombing tragedy.”

Examiner: Lastly, how would describe this season?

Aviva Drescher: “I think what separates this season from the others is that it has the usual drama and tears, but it is also very funny. I don’t think any of the drama gets too dark like in the past.”

Aviva's memoir, "Leggy Blonde", was released February 25, 2014 and her all natural anti-anxiety supplement, "Vivacalm," is out in March 2014.