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Sliding Into Home

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  5,719 Ratings  ·  435 Reviews

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 Baskett and mother to their newborn son,
ebook, 256 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Gallery Books (first published June 21st 2010)
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Sep 26, 2010 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Nurse Lisa in Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
Title: Sliding Into Home
Author: Kendra Wilkinson (Baskett)
Published: 2010
Genre: non-fiction, true-story.
Format: ebook via Nook Color (Barnes and Noble ereader).
Read: 2010 (autumn)
My GoodReads rating: 3.5/5 stars.

Brief remarks:

First of all, I can't believe i didn't review this when I read it...weird; I'm glad it popped up on my feed with one of my pals this morning! Luckily for me, I definitely remember Kendra's story pretty clearly.

I am not typically a fan of memoirs, but something about Kendra
Jan 11, 2011 Lauren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jayne Lamb
Jul 29, 2011 Jayne Lamb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unreadable
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
Jan 13, 2011 Steph rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
*Review in Progress*

As I cracked open Sliding Into Home, I realized I'd hit a new low in my reading activities. I mean, I think Kendra is cute but I never thought she could read or anything like that.

Wait. That was mean and unnecessary.

I like Kendra. When I used to watch The Girls Next Door, I always liked Kendra most. She always seemed to be the most sincere, fun and real. And by real I mean that she didn't appear to be pretending (but I'm sure she was - they all are).

But still. Reading Slidi
Sabrina Rutter
Nov 18, 2010 Sabrina Rutter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, sex-workers
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
Apr 24, 2011 Deyara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 15, 2011 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Joey Muehlethaler
Sep 09, 2014 Joey Muehlethaler rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually felt my brain cells die after I read this book. Each page that I turned, I had this feeling I was becoming dumb by reading her words that she attempted to put on a page.
Sarah W
Jun 25, 2011 Sarah W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Julie Curtis
Jan 23, 2016 Julie Curtis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite biographies to date. Kendra provided exactly what I wanted from her in this book. She touches on her childhood, time at the mansion and the start of life with Hank. She shares good and bad, but does it in a way that seems genuine and not attention seeking or as a way to promote or trash any other person. Her tone was conversational and as I read it in one day it felt like I was hanging with a friend listening to her talk over coffee. Looking forward to reading her newer book.
Jessica Peterson
Feb 01, 2016 Jessica Peterson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I felt her book was all over the place. One rambling story after another. The upside was that she took responsibilities for her actions and did cast blame to everyone else as some other "girl friends" did.
Laura Obrenovich
Jan 24, 2016 Laura Obrenovich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography
I thought this was entertaining and read it in a weekend. I had hoped that she was more innocent than publicly portrayed, but not much luck there. She is one lucky girl to have behaved the way she has and to have landed where she landed. Just saying......
Sep 24, 2015 Hope rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this memoir after reading Holly Madison's and I just didn't find this one as interesting as Holly's. I made it halfway but couldn't commit.
May 11, 2016 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Playboy/The Girls Next Door fans, Kendra Wilkinson fans, rebels, 16+
Shelves: favorites
I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did! Actually, I didn't even expect to love it. Kendra Wilkinson is so genuine and multi-dimensional in this book. And I love how open and detailed she was about her dark past yet she kept it in a light/positive tone. She never talked as if she felt so sorry for herself and boo hoo. Yet she acknowledged that she was broken. I found myself laughing a few times throughout the book. In one of the earlier episodes of The Girls Next Door, Eminem said tha ...more
Georgia Hunt
Sep 11, 2013 Georgia Hunt rated it did not like it  ·  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
Jul 21, 2010 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 21, 2016 Jillian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of GND and Kendra
Recommended to Jillian by: Gwyneth
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
Amber Gregg
Sliding into Home is a memoir about Kendra Wilkinson, ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and star of the TV show “The Girls Next Door”. She details her troubled childhood and teenage years and her rise to fame via the Playboy mansion. For a more complete summary, you can gohere.

I’ll be completely honest, I am embarrassed to even write a review about this book. Just like I am embarrassed to admit that I watch “The Bachelor”. Sometimes, you need to read or watch something a little trashy to feel better
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
Jul 07, 2010 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 11, 2012 Navem rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 09, 2010 Angela rated it liked it
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
Danielle Roziewcz
I read this after reading Holly Madison's telling of her time at the Mansion. While most of what they both said was comparable, it seems they walked away with a different feeling about their time there.Kendra left the mansion with nothing but love for a man that took a chance on her and picked her up when she was down. He paid her rent, paid for her schooling in massage therapy school and paid for her acutance when she was feeling low about her skin. He was nothing but supportive about her movin ...more
Jenna Owens
Aug 17, 2014 Jenna Owens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 12, 2015 Rana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First, the title still pisses me off. Yeah, yeah. I get it, she's sporty and baseball is a sport. And she does mention softball twice. But she talks a lot more about playing soccer and is freaking married to a football player. Soccer is not baseball. Football is not baseball. Why have a baseball reference in the title? Seriously, even if this was Pulitzer-caliber writing, the title would have ruined it for me.

And speaking of the writing, holy shit it was bad. Like written by a tenth grader bad.
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
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