Quiz: Who Said It, Real Housewife Ramona Singer or Fake Youngster Ramona Quimby?

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When we say “Ramona,” who do you think of — the spunky tomboy from Beverly Cleary’s young-adult novels, or the shit-stirring socialite from The Real Housewives of New York City? The answer probably depends on your age (or the amount of pinot grigio in your bloodstream), but the two ladies have more in common than you might think. Both balance outrageous antics with moments of real poignancy, and with the release on Tuesday of her new memoir Life on the Ramona Coaster, Ramona Singer is finally joining Ramona Quimby on bookshelves everywhere. We couldn’t help but ask ourselves, then: If presented with quotes from Cleary’s timeless books and Singer’s memoir, would we be able to differentiate between the two outspoken and fearless females? It might be more difficult than you think.



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Who Said It: Ramona Singer or Ramona Quimby?