Oct. 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM ET
"Jersey Shore's" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has written a yet another book, "Confessions of a Guidette," which means it's time for fresh insights into the her "meatball" mind.
In addition to revealing the lowdown on the Guidette lifestyle to TODAY on Tuesday morning, Snooki also shared shared her thoughts on Italy, her split personality and just what she's looking for in a man.
As for her "Shore" home away from home, one day Snooks plans to re-visit Italy -- once "Jersey Shore" cameras aren't following her around.
As she told TODAY's Matt Lauer, while "Shore" was taping in Italy for the just-ended season's episodes, the cast members never had a moment to themselves to check out the country. "But I would definitely like to go back," she said, "without all the cameras."
After all, as she remembers it, "The Italians loved us! I mean, right when we got off the bus they were 'woooo' screaming and stuff. But me to them? I had no idea what they were saying."
Lauer also got to the bottom of how Polizzi defines "Guidette," which he said in his day was not a compliment. Snooks -- who showed up with new magenta highlights in her hair -- agreed, to some extent, saying "It's not really a compliment. It's a lifestyle.... A Guidette is a girl with with a strong personality. She doesn't let anyone bring her down. She likes tanning. She's very independent and she loves to be, like, flashy."
So it's an empowerment thing! Still, Polizzi wants to remind everyone that Snooki is an "alter ego." "Right now, you're talking to Nicole. It's like the soft, calm, business-ready person," she assured Lauer.
That's right. There's two of them. And while Snooki isn't a role model, Polizzi assured that Nicole could be.
"I'm loveable, I guess," she smiled.
And as she notes in "Confessions," both Nicole and Snooki are still looking for the right person to understand those loveable traits. She wants someone who "makes me laugh, who doesn't care about the fame, the show ... You've just got to make me laugh and keep up with me. And you have to be someone who has a big family and loves his mom."
And, as Lauer reminded her, someone who is Italian. He notes that in her book she says she wants her children to have a last name "with a vowel in it."
"That's true!" said Polizzi.
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