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Kyle Richards' book has the secret to a perfect life

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Kyle Richards hopes to inspire with book

Kyle Richards and friends toasted her new book, Life is Not a Reality Show, during a book signing at Barnes & Noble. Find out how she keeps grounded as a reality star with a family.

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Kyle Richards knows a thing or two about drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, the reality star claims she really likes a simple, happy life with her family.

"I had my first baby when I was 19," Richards said in a 2010 interview. "But my sisters' [Kathy Hilton] kids are such a big part of my life. I just love and adore them so much — they really are like little sisters I never had. When they were babies I would babysit them and play with them and take care of them, but now that we're adults, it's more like a sibling relationship at times."

How does she maintain the close relationship with her children and immediate family? Well, you'll just have to pick up her new book, Life is Not a Reality Show, to find out. The mom of four held a packed book signing Thursday night at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles.

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The book — filled with advice on successful relationships, fashion and beauty tips — was a family affair. Her family, including niece Nicky Hilton, showed up at the signing, as did reality family Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Dana Wilkinson and Lisa Vanderpump.

Armstrong — with daughter Kennedy in tow — told Richards how proud she was of her co-star. The new author, clad in a gold and light pink top with jeans paired with Valentino heels and topped off with rose gold Jacob & Co., thanked her co-star as she happily signed books for fans.

So, how does she keep her family happy and together?

"We always make time for each other regardless of how busy our schedules are. We have date nights and make sure we are home more than we are out," she told fans.

That, and keeping indiscretions — like extramarital affairs — a secret.

"I've seen circumstances with people that I know are in love with their spouse and they made one mistake. And I said, — this is somebody that I know, it's nobody that anybody knows, here, — listen, if this really was a one-time mistake, and you did not put this person in jeopardy, I personally think you should deal with it with yourself and with God. And not go and say, 'Honey look what I did,' because I knew that this would ruin their relationship and their life," Richards explained on Good Morning America earlier this month.

"So I said: 'It did not happen.'"

"And I can tell you that many, many, many years later they're happy and together and she did make that mistake and she has to carry that and live with that," Richards said.

We can't wait to find out the rest of her advice, though we're not sure we'll follow it.

Image courtesy Frances Iacuzzi Photography

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