The Vegas Diaries

The Vegas Diaries
Author: Holly Madison
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062457059
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with this candid, humorous, and captivating memoir chronicling her journey toward reinvention and self-acceptance. When you've come out the other side of the bizarre, twisted world of the Playboy mansion, where do you land? If you're Holly Madison . . . there's no place like Las Vegas! After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the mansion (which meant exiting a hit television show) and was determined to start her life over . . . from scratch. Without the security of a job or relationship, she set out to reinvent herself on no one's terms but her own. Deciding to roll the dice and begin again in the glamorous and dreamlike city of Las Vegas, Holly quickly realized that while she may have left her past in the rearview mirror, the labels and stereotypes that came from it weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. After a whirlwind stint on Dancing with the Stars, she snags the coveted lead role in the Strip's hottest new burlesque spectacular and lands a reality series spotlighting her new life as a single woman. If her own television show and dream job as a showgirl weren't enough to keep her busy, Holly explores the decadent, exclusive inner-world of Sin City, navigating it's social and dating scene with humor and heart. When it comes to romance, she is met with an eclectic cast of characters, from fame hounds to long distance loves to the occasional celebrity and more than one tabloid mishap. In this reflective, heartwarming memoir, Holly learns that each dating disaster holds an important, and in some cases difficult to face, lesson about herself. The Vegas Diaries is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Vegas strip. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to "have it all," Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing. Letting go of trying to prove herself to others, Holly finally gains the courage to confront her past-and in the process finds the life and love she deserves.

The Vegas Diaries

The Vegas Diaries
Author: Holly Madison
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0062569783
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Vegas strip. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to have it all, Holly Madison faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self sufficiency is also her path to healing. Letting go of trying to prove herself to others, She finally gains the courage to confront her past and in the process finds the life and love she deserves.

The Showgirl Next Door

The Showgirl Next Door
Author: Holly Madison
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1935043463
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Release: 2011
Editor: Stephens PressLlc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The former Playboy bunny and entertainer presents her favorite places and activities in Las Vegas, including nightclubs, casinos, and shows.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole
Author: Holly Madison
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062372123
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Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide. But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it. In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself. With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.

Sliding Into Home

Sliding Into Home
Author: Kendra Wilkinson,Jon Warech
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1439180938
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Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

KENDRA BARES ALL Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinson’s care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that she’s moved out of the world’s most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank Baskett and mother to their newborn son, we’ve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey. She wasn’t always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didn’t give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance. Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. If you think you’ve seen all of Kendra, think again. She’s only warming up. . . .

The Vegas Diaries

The Vegas Diaries
Author: Kristen Anne Brownell
Pages: 231
ISBN: 1303506785
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Las Vegas has been endlessly mythologized in film, television, and literature, but there's never been anything quite like The Vegas Diaries. This memoir is more than simply a salacious tale of sex, sin, sleaze, showgirls, and sabotage--it is a story that takes the experience of transitioning from girlhood to womanhood in the most objectifying environment ever and makes it universal. It is a story that explores our struggle to begin life away from the family and the trauma of choosing a path our parents don't approve of. It is a story about learning to live life on our own, about the challenge and exhilaration of becoming independent, about making mistakes and having to live with them. Much like the city of Vegas itself, The Vegas Diaries is populated with a vibrant cast of loveable but cracked characters. Stereotypes of familiar archetypes are, along with popular clichés of the city, stripped away. We get to know the cast members and through their stories gain insight into why people come to this city in the middle of the desert and why it's so difficult to leave. There's an addictive quality not just to the lifestyle Vegas perpetuates but to its landscape, the neon and hyperbole and striking juxtapositions the city is famous for. The Vegas Diaries is about my improbable journey from nerd to Vegas showgirl dancing in the most popular casinos in the town; about my struggles with drugs and alcohol, abuse and an eating disorder; about my love affair with Bacchus' favorite city; and how I managed to escape from its seductive grip and start over. The Vegas Diaries takes you behind the curtain and shares in scintillating detail what it's like to be a showgirl: the backstabbing, camaraderie, celebrity encounters, excess, dejection, and glory. The memoir chronicles how even the worst trauma can be turned into something positive; how I was able to overcome what at the time seemed like insurmountable obstacles; how I was able to make peace with my demons; and most of all, how this journey has allowed me to discover my true self-worth.

The Calculus Diaries

The Calculus Diaries
Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101459034
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Release: 2010-08-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307744067
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Release: 2010-09-29
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Playground

Playground
Author: Jennifer Saginor
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780061749537
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You are six years old. Every day after school your father takes you to a sprawling castle filled with exotic animals, bowls of candy, and half-naked women catering to your every need. You have your own room. You have new friends. You have an uncle Hef who's always there for you. Welcome to the world of Playground, the true story of a young girl who grew up inside the Playboy Mansion. By the time she was fourteen, she'd done countless drugs, had a secret affair with Hef's girlfriend, and was already losing her grip on reality. Schoolwork, family, and "ordinary people" had no meaning behind the iron gates of the Mansion, where celebrities frolicked, pool parties abounded, and her own father—Hugh Hefner's personal physician and best friend, the man nicknamed "Dr. Feel Good"—typically held court. Every day was a party, every night was an adventure, and through it all was a young girl falling faster and faster down the rabbit hole—trying desperately hard not to get lost.

Being Kendra

Being Kendra
Author: Kendra Wilkinson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062091208
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the intimate follow up to her New York Times bestselling memoir Sliding Into Home, Kendra Wilkinson reveals the naked truth about her life after Playboy—the secrets behind regaining her trademark sexy body, the trials of her life as a new mother, the tricks of sustaining her long-distance romance with Hank, and her busy adventures juggling the needs of her husband and baby with the demands of her hit TV career. As fans of Dancing with the Stars and Girls Next Door know, Kendra is able to tell it like it is, baring everything she’s learned about love, hardship, body image, and perseverance, all with the infectious optimism that the world loves her for.

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781451659719
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

Bunny Tales

Bunny Tales
Author: Izabella St. James
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781458779878
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Release: 2010-09
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When this beach bunny caught the eye of Hugh Hefner at an L.A. nightclub, Izabella St. James was looking for a fun break from studying for the bar. As the latest Girlfriend of the Playboy founder, her ''break'' lasted two years, but life behind the gates of the Playboy Mansion was anything but fun. Sure there were parties, presents, puppies, and plastic surgery; but there was also a curfew, a strict regimen of who sits where on movie night, limited contact with the outside world, and a sex life that was anything but wild and crazy. While the E! reality show, The Girls Next Door, has been a ratings hit, each of the three Playboy Bunnies in the series has since left the Mansion in newsworthy ways: one is engaged to a football player, and Hugh's ''main'' Girlfriend has finally understood that there would be no fairy-tale marriage and family with the man she literally transformed her life for. Izabella was there to witness how each of these relationships formed, where each Girlfriend fell in the pecking - and bed - order, and when, exactly, the fabled life turned shabby and cheap. From catfights to sneaking in boyfriends, from high-profile guests in the Grotto to the bizarre rituals of the octogenarian at the center of the sexual revolution, Bunny Tales is compulsively readable and endlessly entertaining!

Anti Aging Defying Gravity Rediscover the Fountain of Youth

Anti Aging  Defying Gravity  Rediscover the Fountain of Youth
Author: Holly Madison
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1717706266
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Release: 2018-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rediscover The Fountain Of Youth Aging is an inevitable process of life. Whether we're keen on it or not, we'd most certainly age. Grandkids will become grandparents one day, and as this fact is certainly true, it's also correct that changes can be noted with mindfulness when we enter old age. With this, you got to face the proven fact that your face will start to show its age. However, this is the reason why anti-aging methods are favored these days. Not to put a complete halt to aging but rather, to let us to age gracefully. This suggests entering old age without having to look and feel old. Now, there're plenty of anti-aging strategies and approaches you could use to fight the signs of aging. So in this short book, it'll lay out the fundamental skin care regimes you can check off your list and start today. It's never too late to start to reverse your age and allow your skin to defy gravity. Book Content Chapter 1 - Timeless Facts On Anti-Aging Chapter 2 - How Can You Benefit From Anti-Aging? Chapter 3 - How To Look 10 Years Younger Chapter 4 - Effective Anti-Aging Treatment Choices Chapter 5 - Do Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams Really Work? Chapter 6 - What Really Goes Into Skincare Products? Chapter 7 - Best Anti-Aging Products VS Natural Anti-Aging Remedies Chapter 8 - Eight Major Factors To Consider With Anti-Aging Programs Chapter 9 - List of The Most Powerful Anti-Aging Supplements New Release Offer

21 Bringing Down the House Movie Tie In

21  Bringing Down the House   Movie Tie In
Author: Ben Mezrich
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781416564195
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Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reissue. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)

Diary of a Drag Queen

Diary of a Drag Queen
Author: Crystal Rasmussen,Tom Rasmussen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780374721084
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This book changed my life. Tom Rasmussen’s honesty, vulnerability, and fearlessness jump out of every page and every word. It is the queer bible I’ve always needed.” —Sam Smith, singer and songwriter In these pages, find glamour and gaffes on and off the stage, clarifying snippets of queer theory, terrifyingly selfish bosses, sex, quick sex, KFC binges, group sex, the kind of honesty that banishes shame, glimmers of hope, blazes of ambition, tender sex, mad dashes in last night's heels plus a full face of make-up, and a rom-com love story for the ages. This is where the unspeakable becomes the celebrated. This is the diary of a drag queen—one dazzling, hilarious, true performance of a real, flawed, extraordinary life. "I hope people like me will read this and feel seen and loved by it. I hope people who aren't like me will enjoy it, laugh with it, learn from it. And I hope people who don't like me will file lawsuits just so I can wear my brand-new leopard-print skirt suit and bust their asses in court." —Crystal Rasmussen, in Refinery29

Comp City

Comp City
Author: Max Rubin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781935396918
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Release: 2012-08
Editor: Huntington Press Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every year, U.S. casinos give away more than a billion dollars worth of amenities to customers in return for their gambling action. These giveaways, known as "comps" (short for complimentaries), range from parking and drinks to gourmet meals and airfare. Are you getting your share? From nickel slot players to $500 a hand blackjack high rollers, Comp City has shown tens of thousands of gamblers how to get free casino vacations.

The Las Vegas Madam

The Las Vegas Madam
Author: Jami Rodman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0996568204
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Release: 2015-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Girls Next Door

The Girls Next Door
Author: Paul Ruditis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1416592407
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Release: 2008-12-16
Editor: Gallery Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Step inside the Playboy Mansion, where the sexy stars of E!'s hit reality show The Girls Next Door are giving readers full access to the action you don't see on TV.... Hugh Hefner's girlfriends -- Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson -- have become superstars in their own right, thanks to their hit reality show on E!, in which all three gorgeous ladies share their glamorous lives with the cameras. But what crazy antics and juicy details didn't make the cut? This exclusive, behind-the-scenes companion to the show features never-before-seen photos, all new commentary, and three unique perspectives on life in the Playboy Mansion. Want to look, act, or throw a party just like a Girl Next Door? Let Holly, Bridget, and Kendra show you how. In addition to sharing the secrets of their sexy style, the Girls talk candidly about their childhoods, their daily lives (including Hef's famous bashes), and their relationships with the ultimate Playboy himself...not to mention each other. In episode guides to all four seasons, the Girls share their take on what really happened each week, while interviews with the Mansion's memorable staff members reveal how they see the Girls and themselves. And Hef himself shares new insights and fond memories about his life with the Girls. Being blonde and beautiful in the most famous bachelor pad in the world isn't as easy as it looks, but Holly, Bridget, and Kendra are having the time of their lives. Sharing stories from their favorite travel destinations, recipes from the Playboy kitchen, treasured photos, and much more, this insider's guide is a unique look at life with The Girls Next Door.

What Happens in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas
Author: Kimberly Lang
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780373528837
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Southern belle Evie Harrison has learned to disguise her rebelliousness and be ladylike at all times. But ladies are certainly not supposed to get pregnant from one sinful night with a drop-dead gorgeous stranger. Evie's scandalous baby bombshell and the dangerously attractive billionaire Nick Rocco are tantalizing gossip-column fodder that could ruin the Harrison family--even a shotgun marriage is better than an illegitimate heir. So Evie says "I do," preparing herself for a wedding night more explosive than she dares imagine....

The Great Shark Hunt

The Great Shark Hunt
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781451669251
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Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style. Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.