The Vixen Diaries
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The Vixen Diaries

2.69 of 5 stars 2.69  ·  rating details  ·  576 ratings  ·  83 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
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
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...more
Eva Leger
Jul 17, 2008 Eva Leger rated it 1 of 5 stars
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
Christine Labelle
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 2 of 5 stars
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.

Jennifer
its like if ron burgundy wrote a book but in a bad way. i sort of hate myself for finishing this book.
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Karena
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
I muddled through this crap and Im still sitting here wondering...why the hell did I torture myself like this.
Julia Clare
What a disappointment.

After reading 'Video Vixen' and finding it entertaining, I had expected more of the same, but what I bought this time was a lame and boring piece of work... I'll admit I'm pretty lame myself for enjoying the first book - because let's face it, it's a slutty tell all, with a self-defeating leading character, who you can't help but feel sorry for as she seems to keep landing on her arse each time she falls in and out of 'love'.

Vixen Diaries reads like a lengthy self-justifica...more
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
Kimberly Hicks
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...more
linda sue
Oct 03, 2007 linda sue rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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
Anadyr21
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...more
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
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.
Sherrall
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
The entire book was full of platitudes and self-congratulations. This is, by FAR, the worse book that I have read in years.
Monique Jackson-Sanchez
No bueno!! I don't know what I was expecting. Glad I got it from the library.
Jeff
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...more
Jewahir Al Ojeyan
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
Taisa Smith
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
Sontia Levy
To sum it all up, I was extremely disappointed in this book. K,This book was basically a horibly re-write of her first book. I thought that this book would entail some sign of growth, but I was distastefully surprised by some of the sam eraunchy nonsense that I read in the first book, with the same idiots. To make matters worse, all of these "oh so outsanding" events ( thee way she brags about it) happen are date less then three to six months after she released the first book, and she consistent...more
Laurie
I have to admit, I haven't read the first book so maybe that is why the second was so interesting to me. I found it to be a very easy read, on the verge of self help. I think if you are expecting more exploits like the first one, you will be sadly disappointed.
Maxine
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
Erica
If you read the first one, no need to waste time reading this one. It was pretty similar.
Archie
One of the worst and most contradicting books I have ever read.
Jenn W
Note that I gave her first book a high rank, given it's salacious, dirty gossip quality. This book was merely an ego exercise for the author. It contained no good stories, and the ones that were struck me as cheap ploys to try to manipulate men who've spurned her through publishing a book. She still comes across as deluded, and it's harder to enjoy the ride this time around...by the end, you feel half sorry for her, and half want to kick some sense into her. It's just not worth your time, no mat...more
Angela
This book has inspired me to write my own book. I think that Karrine does an excellent job with addressing the issue of her life after being known as a Video Vixen. I gave this book 4 stars because she touch on a lot of the experiences that many young women today are faced with. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the first book, anyone who likes to hear about the gossip in the entertainment industry, and anyone who enjoys reading. I think it's very well written and there are valu...more
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