Heather Gay of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will tell the story of her reckoning with faith and family in a new memoir, People magazine reports.
Gay, the co-founder of a Utah beauty company, will publish Bad Mormon with Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery Books next year.
The publisher describes the book as “an honest, witty, and ultimately healing memoir.”
“A born and bred Mormon, Heather did everything that was expected of her and then some,” Gallery says. “Heather was the ultimate good Mormon. But her seemingly perfect life was upended when her husband unexpectedly filed for divorce and she suddenly found herself struggling to find healing after heartbreak and accomplishment after abandonment.”
Gay was in original cast member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, a Bravo reality show that debuted in 2020. The show made headlines earlier this year when cast member Jen Shah was arrested by federal agents in connection with an alleged fraudulent telemarketing scheme.
“A good Mormon would never write a book like this!” Gay told People. “I’m excited to tell my story and talk about the parts of my life that never make the TV screen. I hope that by sharing my experiences people will learn and grow from my mistakes, challenges and successes.”
Bad Mormon is scheduled for publication on July 26, 2022.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.