A former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner describes how her years inside the Playboy Mansion went from a fairytale of A-list celebrity parties to an oppressive regime of strict rules, scheduled sex, and a total loss of identity, so much so that she even contemplated suicide.
My Spoiler Review:
If you were a huge fan of the TV reality show, Girls Next Door, then the events in Holly Madison’s, Down the Rabbit Hole are pretty much what you’d expect.
So, this review wouldn’t come as a surprise; however, if you’ve never heard of Holly Madison, then the following review is full of spoilers. Continue at your own risk!
If you ever wondered what life as a Playboy Bunny was like, then this book is definitely a must read.
Sure, at first I thought - Hell, yes, I can definitely be a Playboy Bunny and Hef’s girlfriend! I'll take the $1000 a week clothing allowance (um can you say shop the clearance section at Walmart, and stash the rest of the cash? LOL), free room and board, brand new leased car (apparently Hef was too smart to actually buy his girls a car. He didn't want them to run off. Darn *sad julie*) !
But, according to Holly Madison, this arrangement is pure hell and torture!
In what could easily pass as her memoirs, Holly recounts the "horrors" she endured when she was with a Hef: a partner who belittled her and her appearance, constantly cheated on her, and brace yourselves - actually made her have sex with him!!!
Oh the humanity!!! What has the world come to?? How terrible is the reality that there is no such thing as free money. That you ACTUALLY have to do something in return when you get a Sugar Daddy. *sobs*
But put aside all the amazing world trips and luxury accommodations (and LOUIS VUITTON luggage!!! *faints*). Yes, all that is nothing compared to the horrors of wait for it . . . a forced 9pm nightly curfew!
I mean, sure, being a Playboy Bunny sounds so glamorous, but an imposed curfew at 9pm? That's just the last straw. I mean the night is barely starting and I don't go to bed until easily 11pm. Darn! I just couldn't live life like that. No wonder Holly is so understandably scarred from such a harrowing experience.
Hmm . . . still, all the perks? *thinks about it* Could I fake being asleep by 9pm? You know, be in bed, but still be reading on my Kindle? If this is the case, then thanks for the warning, Holly, but I'll think I'll take my chances. Open up a room for me at the mansion, Hef! LOL
P.S. If you love shade, then there’s LOTS of it in this book. Holly throws the whole palm grove as she discusses her relationship/s with Criss Angel, Kendra Wilkenson, and at almost every other person Holly's ever interacted with. The only one who gets off
shade scott free is Bridget. It was a bit much - though I enjoyed every salacious moment of it!
The only thing I was disappointed with was that after everything was said and done, Holly married some random guy (after he got her pregnant) who was totally off the radar. He was some Las Vegas promoter or something. I was all What???
He wasn’t a CEO, or a business owner, a prince of some obscure country - something that I could print on a t-shirt and say, I survived a 9pm curfew, but now I'm married to a prince, Bitch! Or something??! Ugh.
What was the point of all this? Well, I don’t know, but I totally enjoyed it!
Down the Rabbit Hole features:
- backdoor play
Rating: 4 Kisses