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Being Kendra

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Kendra Wilkinson has revealed herself before—in the pages of Playboy and on her reality show, Kendra. Now she reveals her private side, sharing the ups and downs, the joys and challenges of motherhood, marriage, and life in the spotlight.

In this intimate follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, Sliding into Home, Kendra confides her most candid thoughts and feelings on...more
ebook, 187 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by It Books
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I have always been the biggest Kendra fan... Until now! Reading this book was like being bitched at for 2 days straight. She constantly trashes her husband and lists his (so called) faults openly admitting that she blames Hank for every problem or obstacle they have faced as a married couple because its his job to take care of her and according to her, "he failed". She also spends chapter after chapter talking about how hard it is juggling being a wife, mother and employed full time - all while...more
I am a reality show junkie, and I DVR Kendra's show on E!. I really liked her first book, and thought that this one would be interesting.

This book was filled with complaints and how kids should be raised. It had a whole section on eating habits, which seemed sort of preachy to me, and made me mad. Do I have the money for all organic food and a personal trainer? Heck, no. I'm trying to live on a librarian salary. I don't have sponsors who are willing to send me free clothes and send me on trips...more
This girl needs to stop writing books. Considering how much she talked about how she does her show Kendra for the money (she makes it sound like they don't have any) I'm wondering if she write this book for money.
It did seem very open (maybe a bit to much) and real. The first half targeted more towards her life as a mom. I think new mothers could probably relate to that. Though maybe if she wasn't doing her reality show she might not have been so stressed. What is with these celebs and making s...more
I haven't reviewed a book in a while but this one was so bad I had to. I have enjoyed Kendra and her antics since her Girls Next Door days. While I recognize that she isn't the only one WRITING the book it still is (presumably) her thoughts, feelings, life experience. This is why I was turned off by the sanctominoius "advice" pepperred throughout the book. I enjoyed her first book very much (Sliding Into Home) and found it a linear, interesting version of events in her life so far. In fact, that...more
Katie Valenti
I love Kendra, but, seriously? I was under the impression that it was memoir, not a how to book. Once in a while there were stories, but even then it was completely disorganized. She would talk about how she got from point A to point B, and THEN include a story, which would have been better inserted before she got to point B. She is constantly going back to her point after she makes it and repeating herself. It got so boring after a while that I began to just skim through the book (that and the...more
Oct 05, 2011 Kelly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Extreme Kendra fans only
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm a huge fan of Kendra and her show on E!, so whenever I heard about her new book, I immediately had to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, I found the book to be extremely preachy. I felt like I was being told what I should eat and how I should raise my kid (if I had any), and how a husband should act. Hank specifically. Sure you get to hear about her nervous break down and juice on her sex life, but despite a few juicy moments in the book, I found the book to be sort of pointless. I don't wan...more
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I was a fan of Kendra's first book, "Sliding Into Home." It revealed her dark past and showed that even Playboy bunnies have an emotional depth to which the common person can relate. Unfortunately, "Being Kendra" made me lose the respect I had gained for her. She continually whines and complains about the wonderful opportunities that she and her family have been given. Any chance she had at connecting with her readers regarding her struggles with postpartum depression was lost with her frequent...more
I loved her first book and I loved this one just as much. I couldn't put the book down I enjoyed it so much!
I get what a lot of people are saying about how it seems like Kendra is just complaining the majority of the book, but it is a completely different book from "Sliding Into Home" where she talks about her past in great detail and her life in the Playboy Mansion. This book is actually more of a book which you would recommend to to-be mothers (such as myself) or new mothers. I think it is a good way of showing how it doesn't matter who you are whether you are in the spotlight or not, the first year...more
I liked this more than her first book, though that wouldn't be hard to do. While I felt she whined throughout a lot of this book ("I'm a rich celebrity but I have no privacy, wah wah wah!") I feel like she was a thousand times more honest in this one. You could tell she was guarded and closed-off in the first book, leaving it kind of boring with no juicy secrets. In this one, she revealed a lot more of herself and Hank.

I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes info on Dancing with the Stars, as I watched...more
Absolutley Loved This Book From Start To Finish. Was so good to read. Kendra didn't hold back when she wrote this book. I loved her honesty and truly can relate to some of the challenges that arise for us as parents. A good read and just made me fall in love with her more and more. Enjoyable Read!!
Hannah Carter
She brings up the same things over and over. Wasn't my fave!
I liked it! I enjoyed the insights into the entertainment industry from the point of view of a former playboy playmate, and as a recent new mother myself was able to totally relate to her early struggles with motherhood. Many other reviewers write the book off as a bunch of 'complaining' on Kendra's part but I think they are being overly critical - the book is about her experiences and emotions - and I felt it was open, honest and definitely not sugar-coated! Yes, It was a bit repetitive but the...more
I LOVED Kendras first book, in fact I read it in less than 24 hours! This one took me about a week. I'm not sure if it because I have watched her show so I know a lot about her this time around (unlike the first book when she told us about the person she was when she was growing up) but it seemed like she repeated her-self a lot. I still enjoyed the book. It just wasn't as "new" to me. I respect her as a mother and a wife and wish her all the best in her life. I will still continue to watch her...more
Kirsty Leydon
great book loved the photos
Adilene Bribiescas
My rating for this book was 2 stars because I felt like this book could have been more detailed. It was sort of a repetition about her life as a mom and a having a baby for the first time.One of my favorite parts was when Kendra described her situation with her mom."Somehow I know I'm going to end up okay, but I just dont know how the situationg with my mom is going to end up." I would recommend this book to those who like to keep up with celebrity lives and their how they got to their successfu...more
If you must read a Kendra book, the first one is at least somewhat interesting.

This is a very dull, rambling book of uninteresting thoughts. Only the devout Kendra fans should bother.

It covers things like:

- Hank eats too many hot dogs. Now Kendra makes him eat broccoli
- Hank's family eat badly.
- Kendra looooooooooves having sex with Hank. That's nice and all, but not worthy of all the attention this subject gets.
- Losing weight can be difficult.

I'd give this one a miss.

Stephanie  D
90% out of 100%
I have always loved Kendra and her openness from the first time I saw her on Girls Next Door. I read her first book in a couple of days so was excited about this book. Disappointed is how I would describe my feelings after this book. Where is the Kendra with the humour and liveliness. I am sure there are things she wanted to get out there, but insulting big people, lecturing on how to eat raise your child, how to eat and how Hank cries alot was disappointing. Where has her humour gone?
I love Kendra Wilkinson and that is why I picked up this book to read. It wasn't the best book and she does ramble a little in parts but it just reminds me of Kendra! She doesn't always make sense and she makes me laugh. I was sad to read about the falling out with her mother but it's nice to see that she is growing up since having Baby Hank. I loved looking into her life and seeing how they shot the reality show. Interesting read but not the best one I have read.
I enjoyed Kendra's first book & watch her show, because everybody needs a little brain candy now and then. If I hadn't been home alone and in need of something to occupy my time, I probably wouldn't have continued reading this. It skips around in time and is more of how-to guide (or rather how-not-to) to parenting and marriage, although she doesn't have much in the way of good advice, other than how to blame everything on your loving spouse and how to bitch.
not a literary masterpiece but funny and honest. i like her!
I read this book as a way to distract myself on a lazy day. I had a craving for a story that's real, outrageously glamorous and provocative. This book wasn't really any of those things aforementioned and was more about Kendra's postpartum depression, her weight gain, her football player husband and their beautiful child. It was an easy-to-read, cute story. But I wouldn't want to have it in my book shelf.
Her first book was much better. This dragged on and she kept repeating herself, trying to fill up a whole book about her life. I definitely learned alot more about her everyday life from reading this book. And I learned most of what is portrayed on her tv show is fake, fake, fake. The Kendra she talks about in here is never seen on tv.
Such a drastic difference from my last book 11/22/63 (Stephen King). I hate it already just because I am still in the groove of a great author. She is saying that stripping led her to love, so she wouldn't change her past because her present is so great. ugh.

I'm not in the mood for this type of book right now. Back to the library you go!
I really like Kendra and think she is hilarious but this book bugged me...a lot. I didn't like the lectures about food and her healthy eating and her in-laws being "bigger people". Blah blah blah!

I actually felt kind of sorry for big Hank reading some of the things she would say and do to him. Sliding into Home was much better!
The first book Sliding into home made me appreciate the Playboy lifestyle and the fairytail land and really made me like the chick for her realness. This second book made me feel like she was being a little too real I don't know, but it seemed a little starved for something happy and not so full of drama.
I read Kendra's previous book. She had a different co-author for this one, and it was horrible. It didn't even sound like Kendra. Not her fault, but not a fun book to read. She gets very preachy about stuff like parenting in this one, also. And I get it - she loves to have sex with Hank.
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Kendra Wilkinson was born in San Diego, California, and is of Irish descent. Wilkinson married Hank Baskett, a professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagels, on June 27, 2009, at the Playboy Mansion. On June 11, 2009, Wilkinson announced that she and Baskett were expecting their first child together. The baby, a boy named Hank Baskett IV, was born December 11, 2009 at 12:37 a.m. in Carm...more
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