April 16, 1999 12:00 AM

Debbie Matenopoulos, fired from ABC’s daytime “The View” in December, has a no-holds-barred view of the show in a book proposal now making the rounds of publishers, reports New York’s Daily News. “Let’s just say I wasn’t treated properly,” said Debbie. “Those people who were tremendously cruel to me know who they are.” The planned memoir is titled “Nothing Else Matters as Long as Your Hair Looks Good.” Matenopoulos says “producers” on the show routinely would tell her “how horrible I was and how the viewers hated me.” “They kept telling me that the audience couldn’t relate to me,” she says, believing it was co-host Barbara Walters who was sending the damning messages behind the scenes — until the end, that is, when Matenopoulos says Walters tried to make nice. Matenopoulos quotes Walters as saying: “I’m so, so sorry. I love you like a daughter. We’re really sorry to do this. You know we really love you.” Matenopoulos concludes her proposal saying, “They don’t like me. They really don’t like me.”

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