Down the Rabbit Hole – Holly Madison

The English version can be found below.

25143979Titel: Down the Rabbit Hole

Auteur: Holly Madison

Verschenen: June 2015

Pagina’s: 365

Uitgever: Dey Street books

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, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.

But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.

In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself.

With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.

Dit boek is momenteel nog niet te verkrijgen in het Nederlands en ik weet niet of dat ooit het geval zal zijn. De Playboy mansion en alle extravanganzas zijn hier minder bekend. Daarom weet ik niet of dat zo zal zijn. Ik vind het echter wel jammer moest dat niet zo zijn.

Holly Madison werd bekend als één van de vriendinnen van Hugh Hefner, de eigenaar en oprichter van Playboy. Eerst was ze een van de zeven, uiteindelijk verdwenen zijn allen, behalve zij en kwamen er twee in de plaats: Kendra Wilkinson en Bridget Marquardt. Zij werden met z’n drieën bekend door hun rol in de realityshow THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (alle afleveringen staan op youtube). Dat is ook hoe ik hun namen en de bijhorende blondines heb leren kennen. Toen ik hoorde dat ze boeken uitbrachten, was het mijn guilty pleasure om hun boeken te gaan lezen.

Op Scribd vond ik het audiobook terug. Ik wou er niet voor betalen, maar tegen ‘gratis’ lezen zeg ik natuurlijk geen nee. Vroeger kon je nog onbeperkt audioboeken beluisteren. Jammer genoeg hebben ze dit nu afgeschaft. Hopelijk verandert dit terug.

Het boek is scandaleus en erg leuk geschreven. Ik bleef er maar naar luisteren. Heerlijk. Ik had echter ook een probleem met het boek. Holly duwt zichzelf enorm in de slachtofferrol. Ze werd (volgens haar) geleefd in de Mansion. Hef was een vreselijke man… Dan stel ik mij toch te vraag waarom je er 7 jaar bij blijft als anderen zonder problemen lijken te vertrekken. Daarom zou ik toch aanraden de verhalen met een korreltje zout te nemen. Er zal wel een grote bron van waarheid in zitten, maar volgens mij zal er soms wat overdreven zijn. Wat ik wel weet is dat ik het op twee dagen uitlas en dat wil iets zeggen. Ik wou gewoon weten wat ze allemaal wou vertellen. De menselijke nieuwsgierigheid zeker? Ik ben in ieder geval erg blij dat ik het kon lezen;

Bookdepository – 17.13 euro

25143979Titel: Down the Rabbit Hole

Auteur: Holly Madison

Verschenen: June 2015

Pagina’s: 365

Uitgever: Dey Street books

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, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.

But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.

In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself.

With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.

Holly got known as one of Hugh Hefner’s (the owner and creator of Playboy) girlfriends. In the beginning she was one of seven, but in the end the all disapeared, except her. They were replaced by two others: Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt. The trio got famed due to the role in the reality show ‘the girl next door’. All episodes can be found op Youtube. This is how I got familiar with their names and their blonde hairdo :p. When I heard the were writing books, it was my guilty pleasure to read their books.

On Scribd I found the audiobook. I didn’t really want to pay for it, but against ‘free’ I off course say no no. Before you could listen unlimitedly to audiobooks and therefore it felt like free. It’s a shame they switched this up in september. Hopefully this will change back in the future.

The book is scandalous and written in a fun way. I kept listening to it. Wonderfull! I had a negative point on the book though. Holly makes sure people would see her as a victim. According to her she was lived at the Mansion. Hef seems to be an awful man. She stayed 7 years with him though and others seem to leave without a problem. That feels strange to me. Therefore I would say to take the stories with a grain of salt. There may be a big source of truth in de stories, but I think some of them are dramatised. I read the whole books in two days though, which means that it was a real pageturner for me! I just wanted to know what she wanted to share with us. The human curiosity? I was happy to reading the book.

Amazon – 11.89 British Pounds

Kindle ebook – 11.09 dollar

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