The oversized wit and wisdom of 'Mob Wives' star Big Ang

Sep. 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM ET

Monday on TODAY, magical things happened when Angela "Big Ang" Raiola met Kathie Lee and Hoda. For the uninitiated, Big Ang is a Staten Island flower and reality show star who first came to the public's attention on VH1's "Mob Wives."

She chatted with Kathie Lee and Hoda about her new book, "Bigger is Better," and dispensed a few gems about life, love and her "double Js." Without further ado, we give you, the best things uttered by Big Ang during the show.

On reality show fame: "I was just being a mom and a grandma and a bartender. I don't know what happened!"

On her breast augmentation: "After I had my daughter, my boobs were down to here. I had all this extra skin…They were like… dead figs. Like flapjacks."

On her bar, the Drunken Monkey: "People are lined up, 50, 75, a 100 around the block, with their children."

On her lip augmentation: "I did my lips when I was forty. That was…a while ago."

Never change, Ang.

Julieanne Smolinski is a contributor who has a portrait of herself in an attic someplace, slowly morphing into Big Ang.

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