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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: 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. 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

While admitting she modeled herself after Hugh Hefners ideal image of a woman, and moved into the mansion because she had nowhere else to go. She constantly refers to "mean girls" while saying mean nasty stuff about other women. I did find her chronicling of her early years in the mansion interesting. The early 's were a very different time.

I hardly think in todays "woke" climate. That a series about three blondes and the old man who sexually and emotionally abuses them would be so successful.

In the end I'm happy she found some happiness in her life and hope this book gave her closure. The book was definitely a page turner. In some ways, it saddened me to hear that the plush, naked-yet-wholesome, wacky world that was painted for us on Girls Next Door was nothing more than another conjured reality show--expertly edited together to portray what they wanted the viewers to see.

It was much nicer to think of Hugh Hefner as a kind old man who simply kept pampered women at his side for company. Not an overbearing, control freak, no sex, no creepiness, no bizarre weekly rituals This book, however, tells us otherwise.

My only issue with the book how Madison always portrays herself to be this sweet, well-meaning, non-gold-digging girl who got caught up in this world by sheer inertia. Yes, I do believe that she wasn't as financially motivated as some of the other girlfriends.

Yes, I do believe that, in some weird, twisted way, she was in love with Hef. But in the telling of her story how she arrived at the Mansion, how she ended up staying and becoming a girlfriend , she always made it seem like the fame and notoriety were the absolute furthest thing from her mind, and were nothing more than an unfortunate side-effect of being a girlfriend.

She made it seem like she was simply looking for a place to stay, a couch to crash on.

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I often wanted to talk back to the book and say, "Come on, Holly! Who do you think your fooling? We all dream of fame and fortune. By painting herself out to have nothing but the noblest of intentions, she lost a bit of credibility with me. I mean, c'mon. It's Playboy! I liked the personalities of the three ladies, though Kendra's personality could be a bit iffy. This is a tell-all from Holly's perspective.

She is most harsh on Kendra and Hugh, while she seemed to like Bridget a lot.

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What is interesting in this behind-the-scenes is that she starts from way before the cameras started rolling to when she arrived at the Playboy Mansion, and what she did in order to stay. She talks about the hierarchy amongst the 'girlfriends', what it took to become a Playmate, who was cheating on Hugh, and how TGND actually got started. I found myself fascinated, annoyed, disgusted, and amused by the antics of all of the people involved, including Holly.

Life at the mansion was not what it looked like while the cameras rolled and the editing was done. He rented his rooms; he did not own the mansion. The girlfriends, not surprisingly, were more for show than anything else, and they often were at odds with each other.

There were times where things that Holly did seemed specious as well. I do appreciate that she included what happened after the three left the show as I had wondered what transpired to have them all leave at the same time.

Then there was Kendra's show and Holly's show. Did everything happen as Holly wrote about it? Of course not. It is just her POV and her story; however, it is revealing, entertaining, and educating. I found it to be a solid read without being unbearable.

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She was the clean up girl. Holly's job was to get Hef hard again and clean him up with her mouth. Holly had to "clean up" Hefner in front of five girls so yeah, I could see that she's embarrassed about that extremely sex worker-like, un-girlfriend like behaviour. Funny shit though! Holly, Izabella , Kendra and the other four girls all called themselves "girlfriends".

Well I suppose escort, whore or scrubber didn't appeal to them or Hugh Hefner. Hef likes to be known as the ultimate ladies man so of course he couldn't be seen to pay for sex.

So his private brothel was known collectively as 'the girlfriends' and he didn't pay them, he gave them a 'clothing allowance' and paid for all and any beauty enhancements, nails to plastic surgery. In the Playboy house there was a recruiter for a high-class whore agency.

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Holly herself says she never went that route, but lots of the girls did. Some who got found out by Hef were thrown out of the house. Others I suppose just realised it was less work for more money flying out to some Arab in Turkey for the night and left. Then there was the Heidi Fleiss connection.

All these girls, Holly included, had all had jobs in the 'entertainment' industry or were prepared to strip naked to pose for men's wanking material in Playboy. It doesn't matter how you dress it up, this is selling sex for money. I don't think that's wrong or immoral, I just don't like hearing of an elegant silver implement for tilling the fair earth when what is meant is a shovel for digging up potatoes!

In her book, Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion , Izabella details exactly what the duties of these whores were she says Holly was chief nipple-sucker in bed. She didn't like Holly, characterised as cold, manipulative and very focused on Hef being her stepping stone to fame.

Holly, despite some clever ghost-writing, did nothing to change that view of herself. Holly characterises Izabella and the other girls as 'Mean Girls'. Holly says, " James who is equally self-deluded had a law degree. Holly worked hard to become the chief girlfriend and bedroom-sharer of Hef. So did she become a girlfriend? She says she was shy, 'a shrinking violet', who deluded herself into believing she was in love with Hef.

A man who was as old as her grandfather, had sex with six other women at the same time and treated her so much like an object he ripped her apart for wearing red lipstick and cutting her hair. All the girls were rapaciously greedy clones, all long-haired blondes with boob and nose jobs wearing trashy outfits. I don't really know why he needed more than one and some mirrors. She elbowed everyone out of the way and classes all Hef's previous main girlfriends as, 'two-faced manipulators'.

Takes one to know one sweetheart :- I don't know if Holly fits the DSM-IV definition of a narcissist, but she is the only person who matters in her world.

Everyone else, with the exception of Bridget Maquardt who never achieved the smallest measure of success after leaving the house, she slags off. She rips apart Hef who actually gave her training and a job directing photo shoots for Playboy. She hates all the other girls and can't understand why they don't like her.

She especially hates Kendra.

In fact, Holly only likes people who do things for her. After 7 years in the house she is bored, has substantial savings and is looking to strike out on her own. She meets Criss Angel and he offers her love, marriage and the opportunity to leave the house for his own, so she does. He gets her on her red carpets, introduces her to people, but all of this is not because he is proud of his new girlfriend and showing her off, nope it is only for the publicity she can bring to him. Hef's ex-whore whom no-one has any respect for?

Actually this is a point she belabours at length. That she is more than Hef's ex, more than a nude Playboy model, more than the vacuous blonde she played on Girls Next Door which I never saw. Or I did but only like flicking through channels when I was in the US once. She really wants to forge her own identity and she, as much now as before she asked Hefner if she could move into the house, wants fame and money.

She wants her own tv show.

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