In 2003, Carole left ABC News to write her first book, a memoir entitled What Remains. The book, which was published by Scribner in 2005 and became a national bestseller, traces her life from a child growing up in a boisterous & unconventional working class family living in upstate New York, to her start in journalism, through her marriage to a fellow ABC News producer; then through a series of tragedies -- including the death of her husband-- all in the space of three weeks. Her moving story has been featured on 20/20, Charlie Rose and Larry King Live and chronicled in Newsweek, People and Vogue magazines. In a *starred review* the Library Journal called it a “beautifully written…courageous and compelling memoir.” It was nominated for “Books for a Better Life” award and spent over 16 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Carole then signed with Conde Nast Glamour magazine to write a monthly column in which she interviews celebrated people from the worlds of politics, popular culture, media and fashion. The premiere column called Lunch Date featured CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Other columns included wide ranging interviews with former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, actors Alec Baldwin & Ashton Kutcher, ‘80s musical icon Jon Bon Jovi, English royalty Prince Andrew, Hollywood royalty Annette Bening, and the multi-talented Harry Connick Jr. among many more. She has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Harpers Bazaar and Women & Health magazine. Carole recently signed a contract with Bravo TV to be a new cast member in Season Five of The Real Housewives of New York.
In addition to her professional achievements, Carole earned a B.A. at Hunter College, a MBA at New York University, and was a finalist for the John C. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She is currently working on her first novel, a fictionalized sequel to her memoir, entitled A Widows Guide to Sex & Dating. Carole lives in the West Village with her dog, a Boxer named Margaret.