Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door
A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, H...more
Look, I'm not going to pretend that I had any good reason to read this book. Underneath the surface, this is a scathing indictment of unfair beauty standards, the fear of female sexuality, and the entire goddamn patriarchy (and Madison, delightfully, seems blissfully unaware of the deeper implications of some of her observations about the unfairness of l ...more
-Feel bad for me, but don't because I'm better than everyone else.
-I'm using Hef because I'm about to be homeless and god forbid I move back home like a normal person. Also I want to be an actress, but I'm too lazy to pursue it the traditional way like...actually trying so I guess I'll sit here and be miserable while getting everything handed to me and then complaining that it's not enough.
-I'm totally not just here to use Hef and get whatever I can out of the situation. ...more
So, I don't normally read biographies or nonfiction. I have, in the past, just not often. However, as soon as I heard about this book I had to read it.
I won't lie, I was a viewer of the tv show, The Girls Next Door. I loved watching their bubbly personalities. I can't count how many times I giggled as something played ...more
What kind of catty ass, poorly written, woe is me crap did I just read! Wow where to even began.... I liked the show the girls next door. Holly was always my favorite as I really thought she loved Hef. Now let me be honest here and say I have never been a fan of Hugh Hefner. I have always thought he was a dirty, creepy, nasty, selfish old man. He spent his whole life using young pretty women. He made a shit ton of money sexually objectifying women. He fucked e ...more
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I actually received an ARC of this when it first came out five years ago and I remember really liking it. When it showed up for free on Kindle Unlimited, I thought it might be fun to do a reread. I've been feeling pretty low and sometimes it's nice to just kick up your feet and read something that's all drama, all the time. And it really doesn't get much more dramatic than having one of Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends regale you, the reader ...more
First of all, this book is poorly written. The amount of parentheses and exclamation marks is excessive. Sometimes thoughts are in italics, other times in quotations. The phrases "to be honest," or "honestly" are overused. The entire book is supposed to be an honest opinion or story, so I don't understand why these phrases ...more
I loved the book, but I loved The Girls Next Door! I have all of the box sets accept for the last one with the new girls.
Bridget and Holly my favorites but it took me awhile to get to like Kendra, she was young and annoying at the time, most of us are when we are that young :-)
I loved Bridget the most because she was sweet and loved Halloween, my favorite time of the year! I loved Holly and I bought her socks she sold at the time, the freaking tube socks I ...more
Now you have the unmitigated gall to write a tell all and place yourself in the role of the victim.
It became a whiney trope about how horrible her life in the mansion was,how her confidence was eroded,how awful Hef was to her,how all of the other girls were "mean girls". Where are the ...more
The book doesn’t always depict the playboy lothario in the nicest kindest light but Holly manages to still keep a decent amount of respect while simultaneously cutting down the illusion. In honesty I wasn ...more
I might have watched
By now, most of us know that even reality shows are scripted. Show creators are well aware that every audience has a preference of what they want to see, and the shows try to deliver this.
What I didn't realize was how much Hugh Hefner (Hef) trie ...more
I'm rather conflicted, ...more
When I found out that Holly Madison wrote a tell-all book about her life, I knew I had to read it. I watched The Girls Next Door when I was younger and I was curious as to why these beautiful young girls would go out with a rich old dude. Of course, now I know that I underestimated just how "desirable" a rich person was. I was completely fascinated with the playboy bunnies and Hugh Hefners girlfriends.
This book was juicy. Like really juicy! It has so many details about Hugh Hefner ...more
When I saw that she was releasing a memoir of her days at the mansion, in a way I felt like I owed it to her to read the story from her perspective. As an adult, I had come to the ...more
Holly narrates her audiobook (which I especially enjoyed) and while the writing came across a little self serving, she doesn't shy away from spilling ...more
My opinion - I don't sympathize with what Holly went through when she didn't object to any of it until many years later. I really like her- she comes off as sweet and intelligent. But her actions were so frustrating.
Pretty much she moved into the mansion because she needed a place to live. Um..?
Her dream was to be famous and her goal living at the mansion/being with Hef was to get in the magazine. She had an agenda so I d ...more
YES. Suck it, haters.
I adored this story and behind the scenes look at Holly's experiences. I'd always loved the show the Girls Next Door, and while it was fun, girly entertainment, I remember thinking that those girls couldn't REALLY be happy in a life like that. Turns out, I couldn't have been more right. I related to Holly as she told her story, how she found herself in relationships where she was controlled and not treated right, and I loved t ...more
If you ever caught an episode of the show Girls Next Door, you’d be well aware of the fact that Kendra was the one who wanted to have fun, Bridget was the one who wanted a career, and Holly was the one who cared about Hef…
What you may not realise is that these were the roles dictated to the girls by the producers of the show, and Hef himself.
A university student of twenty-two, struggling to make ends meet, Holly was about to find herself without a place to live. She took advan ...more
Madison divides her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.