Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion
A former Hefner Girlfriend, Izabella St. James eventually parted ways with Hefner after two years of having to choose between money and family, between fun and friends. Izabella's story will lift the dated façade of the Playboy mansion, reveal the true faces of these almost identical Girlfriends, detail the restrictive life of thos...more
Accommodation in the Mansion
24-hour room service and chef services
Freedom of the wine cellar and various drugs
Laundry and cleaning
Luxury car deposit and payments
All spa services, beautician, hair-extensions, nails etc
Clothing allowance for big events of $1,000, mega events $2,000
Plastic surgery - nose, breasts, botox, more by arrangement
$1,000 cash per week (and this was 10 years ago)
These are the hours of work and the duties:
Two nights per week ...more
She can't understand his priorities? Are you KIDDING me?
Well. I did not enjoy this book. The first part was okay: St. James talks about living in Poland, moving to Canada, studying for her law degree, and her early boyfriends.
I found it impressive that she spoke four languages and enjoyed her little insights on men, like
Well, I guess I thought it would be full of sex.
The author is so snobbish and full of herself. She perpetually reminds the reader, that unlike the other girlfriends of Hugh Hefner (there were five to seven during the the time the events in this book took place), she graduated from law school. However, for someone who thinks she is so smart and well educated, she seems to have missed learning simple, basic grammar rules. (She co ...more
I give the girl credit for telling her story. I shouldn't judge as my writing isn't the best but this is a published book. Did anyone read it first?
First, I think she wants to give everyone a history lesson to prove how smart she is. Then she wants to let you know is isn't about the money. She then complains that Hef won't pay her law school loans. She then lets you know how catty it was but what great memories she ...more
I finished the book this morning and while I did find it extremely easy to read I got no sense of bratiness, dishonesty, of her being a goldigger, etc. I got that she's a sweet, complex girl who happened to be offered a chance most people will never see, and took that chance. Not only did she take it but she learned from it, made some new friends, and had A LOT of fun.
Her wanting Hef to pay some bills doesn't ...more
The author is hard to like and sympathize with. There is a strong element of self-entitlement and lack of inner realization. She seems to, on the one hand, understand that she is a part of the Playboy brand promotional engine, and yet also clings onto the idea that she is one of Hef's girlfriends, and so gets frustrated and disappointed when she doesn't get what s ...more
It's a hard book to take seriously. Leaving aside the fact that it's poorly organised and even more poorly written, the author simply isn't sympathetic. The book is full of name-dropping, excuses, and complaining about money; although the author's self-professed actions are no different than those of the rest of the "Girlfriends", she constantly puts down the others.
The author is in a relatively unique position - ...more
If you like to watch The Girls Next Door or are just curious about the inner workings of the Playboy mansion, this book is a good read.
I suppose that the book did answer a lot of my questions about how the Playboy Mansion works but the author... Oh my. There are slight grammatical errors in every chapter and, honestly, has I not been sucked in with her life story in the first few chapters, I probably wouldn't have continued to read.
There was a lot of drama during her time there and she insists that none of it was her fault -- "I guess some people just don't like to have fun!" No. You're dating an 80 yea ...more
So to be blunt:
The book is badly written in some parts and it's very very short. It's really interesting to read about the mansion but before that it seemed like she was keeping it short about her life and I felt like some of that part of her ...more
The book I read before this was about human trafficking, so I needed something easy and light to read. This book delivered some good gossip, especially about Holly and Bridget from the show 'Girls Next Door'. Other than that it really is just a shallow story about Izabella's time at the mansion and how her and her friends manipulated and took advantage of Hef. I do believe he is a human collector of blonde women. Somewhat similar to theme I read about in the story o ...more
I was slightly skeptical about this book, someone recommended it to me and I always try to read recommended titles. From the begging I have been gripped, the book pulls you in from their struggle to love Europe and escape communism and leave everyone and thing behind to losing grandparents in WW2.
Then the journey through life in america where noons spoken English and had to learn to love a different country and become educated, too moving into the Playboy mansion!!!!! Give it a read