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'Mob Wives' star Big Ang writing book, launching own VH1 show as she builds her brand

FILE - This Dec. 18, 2011 file photo shows Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, arriving at "Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul" in New York. Raiola, who stars in the Vh1 series "Mob Wives," will also star in her new Vh1 spinoff series "Big Ang" premiering, Sunday, July 8 at 9p.m. EST on Vh1. Her first book, to be released on Sept. 11 by Simon & Schuster, is called "Bigger Is Better: Real Life Wisdom from the No-Drama Mama." (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
July 06, 2012 - 1:10 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Big Ang was the breakout star of VH1's "Mob Wives," and now the fan favourite is building her brand: She's writing a book.

Big Ang said Friday that her first book will be released on Sept. 11 through Simon & Schuster. It's called "Bigger Is Better: Real Life Wisdom from the No-Drama Mama." She says it will include "all kinds of stuff."

Big Ang's real name is Angela Raiola. She first gained attention on the second season of "Mob Wives" as the friendly one and peacemaker when the girls got into fights.

VH1's website says she's the niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family.

The 52-year-old will also launch her own VH1 reality show, called "Big Ang," this Sunday.

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