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The Vixen Diaries

2.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  722 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
This titillating expose chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint. Karrine Ste ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published September 25th 2007)
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Lydia
Apr 02, 2008 Lydia rated it did not like it
Shelves: celebrities
I was so confused by the contradictions and circles that this book contains! One minute she says she doesn't like fame, the next page she's basically bragging about fame. One page she's saying she's changed since the first book, but it's obvious she has not changed too much because she's describing the few sexual encounters she's had with has beens...because no real celebrity in their right mind would mess with her. Anyway, long story short...if you were expecting an inspirational book about how ...more
Robin
Jul 30, 2011 Robin rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction, memoir, trashy
The cover of The Vixen Diaries features a grainy photo of a dead-looking Karrine Steffans throttling herself with a long phone cord. She is clearly attempting to seduce the camera, but it all feels off; her lips are pale and pasty, her eyes are blackened into oblivion. There is some level of glamour that she is striving for that never really existed, except in her own mind.

I read Steffans' first book, Confessions of a Video Vixen, purely for the juicy gossip. The gossip was indeed juicy, but I f
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Eva Leger
Jul 17, 2008 Eva Leger rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Eva by: me :(
I would give this a zero if I had the option. It's a toss up whether this or A Million Little Pieces is the worst book I've ever read. I read this on the strength of her first and I'm sorry I wasted the time-not to mention the 25 bucks-on it. I hear she's writing a third which I suppose anyone would do, I'd get all the money out of it I could also, but I won't be reading it. I won't even check it out from the library. Seems to me like she told everything of any intrigue in the first book without ...more
Jennifer
Feb 05, 2009 Jennifer rated it did not like it
its like if ron burgundy wrote a book but in a bad way. i sort of hate myself for finishing this book.
Christine Labelle
Aug 04, 2011 Christine Labelle rated it liked it
shit shit shit. there was no reason to read it! Everything said in this book was said in the first book! But if there was "new" juicy information, it was ALWAYS "but i prefer to keep that a secret" or "to protect their identity.." Like, why write a book if theres no real secrets to tell?? She thinks shes a WAY bigger star than she is. I didn't know who she was before her first book. I still dont really ever see her in the spotlight. Dont read it, ever.
W.B.
Apr 11, 2009 W.B. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: masochists, bill maher fans, people who hate bobby brown as much as the author of this book
Like Anna Karenina without all the like interesting characters and like elevated thoughts and like sense of what one's historical age really means.

Like. That.

She did Bill Maher.

Bkfinest
Jul 23, 2010 Bkfinest rated it did not like it
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kisha
I read less than half of the book and I was over it. I read the 1st one and i figured i should read this one two only because i read the first and its a quick read. But I just couldnt do it. My first thought was how she ended the last book saying how much she has changed for the better. Then you see her on the cover of her new book legs spread open? seriously? changed? Then what do you know, more sex scandals. In the first book she has a nameless lover who she wants to reveal his identity. I wa ...more
Karena
Mar 31, 2009 Karena rated it really liked it
The reason why I rated this book four stars, is because I admire where Karine has come from and now she's out in Hollywood. I just don't admire what she's done to get there. There were times in which I felt sorry for her, because of what she went through in her childhood. But other times, I felt frustrated with her, and grew tired of reading her book because it seems like she has learned nothing from her past. She went on Oprah proclaiming that she's changed her way, when I keep seeing her on th ...more
Dawn
Feb 03, 2012 Dawn rated it did not like it
I muddled through this crap and Im still sitting here wondering...why the hell did I torture myself like this.
Kimberly Hicks
May 04, 2011 Kimberly Hicks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first novel, hell, she made a small mint, but it's okay, because I don't hate her for it. I sort of figured out who the mysterious lover was in the first book, and she reveals his name in this one. Didn't come as a surprise to me, but hey, it is what it is! Again, not something I would have probably ever written, but like I said, I'm not Karrine. She's doing her and doing her quite well. I can't hate a sista for that!

But I will say, some of the entertainers she wrote about in t
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linda sue
Oct 03, 2007 linda sue rated it liked it
Recommends it for: rap fans, sports fans, bill maher fanatics.
the author of "confessions of a video vixen" (which i haven't read yet!) has diary like entries devoted to her life after "confessions" came out and interactions with various celebrities. she dated bill maher and is obviously still madly in love with him seeing as she finds a way to not only mention his in almost every chapter but to compare him to every man she dated before and after him. bill... just take her back please b.c if i read her next book and she's still mourning your relationship i' ...more
Amber
Sep 25, 2008 Amber rated it liked it
This was just a fun quick kind of trashy read. I haven't read Confessions of a Video Vixen yet, so I may be missing out on some info and some better name-dropping. My favorite things are 1) he undying love for ex boyfriend Bill Mahr (the main part of it being my favorite is that her ex-boyfriend IS Bill Mahr) 2) she is constantly referring to herself as a NY Times Best Selling author. Which, you know, she is. But if you have to refer to yourself as such every 2 pages, then maybe you should do so ...more
April Thomas
Jul 31, 2015 April Thomas rated it did not like it
I read 'Confessions.' It was juicy, but poorly written, which I expected. I found 'Video Vixen' in the library and decided to give it a look. Let me just say...Wow. First, this book is no 'Confessions' and that's saying something since 'Confessions' wasn't much to begin with. She incessantly complains about her 'celebrity', the fact that she has SO MUCH going on, but obviously relishes in it, as she's buying houses, new cars and such. I almost threw it out the window when she whined that she cou ...more
Anadyr21
Jun 11, 2014 Anadyr21 rated it it was ok
I read Steffans' first book about a year ago, and didn't particularly like her, though, the book was fun. This book was less "fun" since it wasn't so much about the salacious details of her escapades, but more introspective. Frankly, she still comes off as extremely narcissistic, with a very high opinion of herself. Yet, I could at least appreciate her moments when she talks about how sharing her experiences have helped others, who have had some similar life experiences.

Though hearing about som
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Antoinette
"Confessions..." was intriguing because I didn't know what she was going to say. However, "The Vixen Diaries" is a little too much. Ms. Steffans is tooting her horn to the nth degree, and it gets old.
Latoria Wilson
Mar 19, 2012 Latoria Wilson rated it did not like it
how many times can u call yourself a "best selling author" and not sound so pretentious. This book was given to me and I quickly gave it to someone else.
Black Carrie
Jun 09, 2014 Black Carrie rated it did not like it
from the beginning to the end this book had me like huh!!!!This is the biggest waste of money. The Vixen had to have written this in one morning, because it only took me two hours on a Saturday morning to complete this work. All she did was talk about Bobby, Ray J and Bill. How pathetic. She is practically begging Bill to marry her, throughout the book. This is a plot or we are being "punked". She has no pride, but wants to be seen as respectable. And papa??? Method Man??? Please. His wife has c ...more
Michelle
Jan 22, 2013 Michelle rated it did not like it
The entire book was full of platitudes and self-congratulations. This is, by FAR, the worse book that I have read in years.
Hollee
Jul 23, 2015 Hollee rated it it was ok
I cannot be the only one who felt this whole book was just one long ego trip.

Steffans bounced back and forth from bragging about all the things she's bought, and psychotically obsessing over her ex Bill Maher. I felt this book was written to justify all the nasty things Steffans has done. And if I was Maher, I'd obtain a restraining order. It also seemed Steffans used a synonym dictionary to help pen this piece of non-fiction, as some of the dialogue did not fit.

All that being said, the book was
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Monique Jackson
Jan 04, 2014 Monique Jackson rated it did not like it
No bueno!! I don't know what I was expecting. Glad I got it from the library.
Jeff
Jul 24, 2009 Jeff rated it did not like it
This book is the same old but even worse. This book lacks the reason you read the first one the gossip and the sex stories what you are left with is almost like reading a journal that seems less about anything and a attempt to fill pages.

She talks of being earnest and responsible yet her next book is about how to find, seduce and keep the man you want though she hasn’t been able to for the most part she has been used and abused. So is this the right person to give relationship advice?

She can us
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Jewahir Al Ojeyan
Mar 18, 2011 Jewahir Al Ojeyan rated it liked it
Both me and the author share the same perspectives in life, we have excuses why we don't let people in our lives that easily. Karrine, the author is more like me than I thought, well not when it came to her actions and what she did in her past but in her personality and how she thinks. Both of us as she explained in her book live in our own social cocoon where everything and everyone stay the same. I really enjoyed this book and it showed me that I should be more open to change. In the near futu ...more
Leidy Bee
Apr 03, 2015 Leidy Bee rated it really liked it
This book was exactly what I was expecting. I didn't think it would be life changing or anything. I was looking for a nice distraction, a guilty pleasure to shake the stress away and it did the job. I did a more in depth review but won't post the whole thing here for fear of giving away too much. If interested, check it out here, https://oneandonlyladyb.wordpress.com...
Taisa Smith
Apr 24, 2014 Taisa Smith rated it did not like it
This book was a waste of paper and printing supplies. Karrine aka (SuperHead) refers to herself as bipolar throughtout this book. This book is not a tell all like the first book. She does dicuss reltionships with high profile people BUT she don't name as many names like the last book. She states that she is truly in love with Bobby Brown so that lets you know that she is indeed bipolar! The best part of her book is that she states she in currently in therapy and getting help. I thought this book ...more
Gw
Dec 05, 2014 Gw rated it liked it
Don't read this if your not reading it for pure entertainment, mostly of the comedic nature! This chick is funny! She kept referring to herself has best selling author! OMG! She is delusional. Yes her book sold but not because she is a talented writer! Simply CUZ we have guilty pleasures, that we indulge in. I read this when it first came out.. It's funny.
Brandice
May 13, 2015 Brandice rated it it was ok
Like her 1st book, the writing quality of this book is low. I thought the first book was "better" but that's not saying much. If you are looking for celeb amusement (only), these stories in both books will suffice.
Laura Shavers
Apr 27, 2016 Laura Shavers rated it did not like it
I wish 0 stars was an option. After reading the reviews, I didn't expect much from this book. All I can say about Karrine Stephens is that this bitch is effin delusional and needs meds. Lots of them.
Maxine
Nov 12, 2007 Maxine rated it it was ok
When I saw the price of this book at the store, ($24) I almost passed out. Then I bought some hot chocolate and sat on the floor of the Borders Cafe for the next four hours and read it cover-to-cover. The media (specifically, my favorite gossip blog--Mediatakeout.com) really hyped Ms. Steffans' second memoir as some sort of saucy sleaze-fest, but it really wasn't that juicy. It was probably 20% scandal and 80% self-reflection. Overall, I don't regret reading it. There were some pretty interestin ...more
Addie
Nov 01, 2015 Addie rated it it was amazing
You are introduced to karrine and her love adventures. Mostly yoh see how she began life not valuing her self worth.
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