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From the inner city of Paterson, New Jersey to real estate mogul and real husband of New Jersey, Joe Gorga has learned how to build an empire from the ground up. In The Gorga Guide to Success, Gorga shows how to succeed in business, in marriage, and in life by following timeless, old school rules to living with passion, remaining humble, and never giving up. 

Gorga understood early on that you "gotta have balls" in order to get ahead. From his first job selling papers to his first forays into business, he learned from his immigrant Italian parents how to work hard, negotiate the best deals, and always keep “two feet in one boot,” which have helped lead him to real estate success.

As one of the stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Gorga now applies those same principles to his family, his marriage, and his unexpected stardom. 

The Gorga Guide to Success offers real-world lessons in how to navigate everything from real estate deals to relationships… and how to turn any good idea into an empire.


“Joe Gorga’s homespun wisdom is usually surprising, often hilarious, occasionally dead-on, and always entertaining!” 

– Andy Cohen, Executive Producer, The Real Housewives franchise and Watch What Happens Live

“Joe Gorga is the quintessential example of the American dream. He loves his wife and kids, came from very humble beginnings, and is entirely self-made: he went from flipping two-family houses to developing, managing and operating apartment buildings because he’s courageous enough to take risks.” 

- Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro


About the Author

Joe Gorga is a real estate developer and entrepreneur. Starting at the age of nine, he began selling newspapers, learning early how to work with people and negotiate deals. 

Today, he owns and develops multi-million dollar properties throughout New Jersey and also owns and manages apartment rentals. In addition to his three-decades working in real estate, Gorga is one of the stars of Bravo’s hit series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, alongside his wife, Melissa. Joe and Melissa live in New Jersey with their three children.

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