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Sliding Into Home

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  4,284 ratings  ·  377 reviews
KENDRA BARES ALL

 

Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinson’s care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that she’s moved out of the world’s most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank B...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Gallery Books (first published June 21st 2010)
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Lauren
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Steph
My mentality is often the following: When I want to use my mind, I read. When I want to be completely free of any mental anguish, I watch TV. As a result, I often get teased by my friends for being a reasonably intelligent person who likes the WORST TV. Sometimes, worlds collide when I'm tempted to read a book based off of or written by a character from one of my TV shows. That is what happened here. Suffice it to say, I was entertained (and come on, whose curiosity isn't peaked by this book's p...more
Melissa
I am honestly shocked at all of the great reviews of this book. I can't really think of anything good to say about it. There was very little about the dirt we were promised and instead, a ton of woe-is-me complaining about how her mistakes were everyone else's fault. It had some of the cheesiest lines I have ever read. Just one example in an entire book of them: she used to use the Ouija Board with a childhood friend. After he dies, she writes, do I still think about him? The answer is Y-E-S. SO...more
Jayne Lamb
Oh, god. Words almost fail me. Rounding the numbers, I've been reading books for about 33 years, and I can honestly say that this is one of the very worst books I have ever read. I can't even work out who the target audience was supposed to be. Jon Warech, who ghost-wrote, can only have had one of two reasons; a) he really, really needs to stick to his day job or b) he loathes Wilkinson with a passion. How else to explain how incredibly repulsive this woman comes across? Selfish, hypocritical, a...more
Nicolle
I read this in 2 hours while I was sick last month. It was interesting to read about Kendra's insane past, especially her portrayals of drug abuse from 12 years old and stripping at 18. Something I could not get over throughout the book is that she maintained that she was never a drug addict, she could "stop at any time" she wanted to. Honestly, I thought she was trying to be sarcastic/funny at first. Then she repeated the same phrase four other times and she seemed to be serious. Everyone knows...more
Deyara
I haven't seen The Girls Next Door, not sure if played here in NZ, maybe I just missed it. Not sure how I heard about this book - I had no idea who she was before i started it, only knew what was on the blurb. Regardless, this was quite entertaining, and we see how her life spiralled out of control early on and she managed to fight through and make somewhat of a success of herself. Also shows that America really is the land of second and third chances - quite uplifting in a way. Probably a bette...more
Joy
Not a suprise that it's Not one of those smart/quirky memoirs - but I'm interested in her story - even though I couldn't make it through the whole season of her show. Whatever, I need a change of pace after all of those Michael Connelly books ;) that's my excuse

I enjoyed reading about her life - and she does give some juicy insight into what goes on in Hef's bedroom, I was suprised she felt comfortable exposing that information when they usually brush over it and say it's private during all the...more
*•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•*
Although I wouldn't call Kendra's memoir amazing it was so good I hated putting it down, so I gave it five stars just becuase I really enjoyed it. This does not mean that I agree with her lifestyle, or those of the dirty rich folks. I think I enjoy these kind of books becuase I know it's a lifestyle I would never choose, but one that I envy only becuase of the money! Hey, I'm just being honest.I actually found that I could relate to Kendra on several things, but others well we are obviously worl...more
Sarah W
When it comes down to it I am not really a fan of reality television shows, I actually don’t watch a lot of television at all. Yet with a reality show there is always that awareness that the ‘character’ portrayed is presented as a stereotype, a mere caricatures of themselves. Sliding into Home does not show us the fun and light hearted Kendra that those of us who have watched her reality shows would be familiar with – at least not to start with – instead the reader is confronted with the real st...more
Sheena  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
I would rate this 3 1/2 if I could. It was a decent read, not a waste of time but I felt there could have been more.

She made it sound so easy to quit drugs as a teen, maybe it was, but most real life situations there is some sort of struggle associated with quitting.

It was interesting to learn more about Kendra, other than what we've seen on TV and wow Hef is really a pimp for getting it in with all those hot playmates at the same time!! I guess for the playmates though the money is worth the cr...more
Traci
I absolutely loved the Girls Next Door. Then I had to watch Kendra. I don't know what it is about these girls but I grew to love them. At first it was like watching a train wreck - I couldn't look away. But then I wanted them to be my crazy ho-ed out friends.

I wasn't going to read this book. I thought, "I've seen it all on TV." Then there was a review in People magazine and I thought, "I think I might want to read this book." So I went to Borders. Sold Out. I went to Barnes and Noble. Sold out....more
Bunny
I make poor choices when I'm allowed to wander a library on my own.

But I liked Kendra on The Girls Next Door. I think she's funny, and a genuine person. Let's see if her book makes me hate her.

This was very surprising. It's obvious the book is shaped by the "co-writer", but it still has a lot of her personality, which anyone who watched TGND would recognize. There were a few bits where I couldn't help thinking a paragraph or two had been written and gotten approval by her, rather than her writi...more
Jillian
Feb 10, 2012 Jillian rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of GND and Kendra
Recommended to Jillian by: Gwyneth
Shelves: biography, nonfiction
This is an engaging, well-rounded, nicely balanced, heart-warming, well-written book. I read it in one day and couldn't put it down once I started. I laughed out loud a couple times, highlighted numerous parts I thought were good insights or funny, and really enjoyed the look into her life from childhood to adulthood to motherhood. I had no idea her childhood was so tumultuous and I think she is such a strong woman for leaving the drugs and turning her life around like she did. Many people would...more
Georgia Hunt
Sep 11, 2013 Georgia Hunt rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls Next Door Fans
I was a little taken a back with this book, I honestly felt like I was reading a 14 year olds diary! There are certain words that annoy me to the bone and throughout this book they where mentioned constantly. The adjectives where sloppy and things where described in little detail, the amount of times the terms her clique, group, gang, crew, preppies, druggies and other such teenage remarks was written was enough to make me scream.

For a grown woman to be describing her life story in such childish...more
Navem


Well. That was interesting. Kendra writes just how she acts on TV. She is alllllll overrrr the place! She like jumps from one thing to the next and never really fully explains situations. Like, did anyone else notice that people just seem to go crazy and yell at her for no apparent reason? But it's okay because she is a BAMF and is able to hold herself back from beating the shit out of said persons until the situation is diffused. Also, may I ask what was the deal with the Eminem story? He was...more
Ashley
I really loved reading this book. I wasn't a big fan of Kendra the first few seasons of The Girls Next Door but she really grew on me. I knew what she's said about her past that she was into drugs and was a stripper. She goes through all of this stuff in the book but it felt like she might have been leaving some stuff out. No big deal to me though we don't need to know EVERYTHING. One thing that was interesting was the timeline of meeting Hank and all of the things they did together. (Meeting hi...more
Angela
Sep 09, 2010 Angela rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like trash TV and gossip
Recommended to Angela by: a girlfriend who likes trash and gossip
I liked it! Obviously it wasn't one of the great literary works of our time, but I doubt anyone would pick it up expecting it to be. It was well organized and easy to follow---it starts with Kendra getting the call from Hugh Hefner that essentially changed her life. That is enough to hook the reader in, and then it goes back to chronological order. She doesn't spend too much time talking about her childhood, which is nice, because we all know we're reading this book to get the dirty details abou...more
Heather
Dec 28, 2010 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Loved, loved, loved this book. I read it in close to 2 days. It was the first book I read on my Nook. I loved the Girls Next Door show and Kendra was always my favorite. Her book just confirmed that she was the best girl on the show. It was so real and truthful even in the worst parts of her life. I learned so much about her that I didn't know and I really hopes she comes out with another book, maybe about her life as a Mom during the first year of baby Hank's life.
Kelly
I really didn't care for this book. It was a bookclub book that my cousin chose which is why I read it. I felt it was written poorly and I read the whole thing in about 2 hours. I feel like she was taking small parts of her life and blowing them up so the book would be more interesting. I just didn't feel it was very authentic. I did find a few parts interesting which is why I gave it two stars instead of one.
Kaye
I always found Kendra to be the most annoying person on The Girls Next Door, but because of my fascination with all things trashy, I read this anyway. I enjoyed her story, until she left the mansion, and then I didn't really care what happened to her and her whirlwind romance. I'm sure Kendra fans enjoyed every minute though. Poorly written though it was, it was still very readable.
Dawn
I loved this book! Fans of the Kendra will fall in love with her even more after reading this book. She has led an amazing life and I'm happy she shared it. Kendra has definitely overcome many struggles in her short life she has led so far and I really admire her for the person she has grown to be..also a very interesting insight into what really goes on in the playboy mansion...
Sara
I had no idea the drama and drug filled life that Kendra had before even stepping into the Playboy Mansion. I am disappointed that she did not talk more about her relationship with Holly and Bridget. I also had heard other stories about how she really came about to being one of Hef's girlfriends.
Jenna Owens
When I was in middle school I couldn't wait to come home every day and watch The Girls Next Door. The show was just fun to watch, and Kendra was my favorite girl to watch on the show. Though I hadn't watched the show in about three years, I couldn't help but get a little curious when I saw this book at a book fair a few months ago. While this book isn't a literary masterpiece, it did what I wanted it to do: told me about Kendra's life before and after The Girls Next Door. While some material is...more
Ashley
Unlike some that reviewed this book.. I was not expecting a masterpiece novel that would became a classic and required reading in school. Being a fan of "Girls Next Door" and "Kendra" ( "K-Dub" being my favorite) and the fact I found this book at a thrift shop, I wanted to read it. My only complaint is where Kendra fought for things like her and the other girls sex life with Hef to be left outta the show due to wanting somethings to remain private yet she blurted it all out in her book? Wth? It...more
Kate
It's a stupid book. But my question about Hef and the girls was answered and I can now move on with my life.
Mark
Kendra bares all in this gripping Biography! It explores the young age of kendra long before she was one of Hugh Heffners girlfriends, star of reality tv show "The Girls of the Playboy Manion" (aka The Girls next Door). A teenager suffering of drug abuse, alcohol, and self harm. Kendra does not hold back when it comes to the down right truth. Baring all, after reading this, i have found not only a new appreciation for the girl next door, but for the one who proves theres more to her then partyin...more
Amy
A guilty, dumbed-down read. I saw this book in my cousin's bookshelf and laughed. I was curious and I love people's life stories so I took it and read it in one night. I have always been intrigued by the Playboy Mansion and am fascinated with behind-the-scenes happenings of anything. I was not expecting a work of literary genius but her story was entertaining. Lots of daddy issues, drugs, and sex-capades. Kendra is obviously not the most articulate but she is real and knows who she is. I can res...more
Amy H
I would have rated this book higher, but after reading this phrase I totally called bullshit..

"from the moment I saw Hef. We had a connection. I knew there was something there." BULLSHIT. you were 19! he was 80. that is not love my dear. that is dollar signs....PLEASE....

this overall was a good book, but like i said i call bullshit again...


Alright I read this book because i am a big fan of Kendra.. not the t.v. show, but the person. I was always fascinated by her, and decided it was time to read...more
Becky R.
This was a pretty fast-paced read as far as autobiographies go. Once you start reading, it's pretty easy to speed right through to the end. The style and voice are reminiscent of Kendra, and a pretty easy read. Kendra's life was really out of control with all of the acting out and drug use. I couldn't help but feel for her family, who really kept hoping for her to change over and over and over again. Strangely, it does seem that Playboy slowed her down and helped give her a new focus in her life...more
Susan
This book seems like it's written very honestly from someone who seems like she controls her image. This story talks about the upbringing of Kendra Wilkinson and through her years as a playboy girlfriend. it is interesting and at times funny.

After completing this book I have to say I felt like I had more respect for Kendra and I think from what has been said in this book she was more or less a girl lost who then saw what she could be and drove her life towards that. She is truly a strong woman...more
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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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