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Buy the eBook Sliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson online from Australia's Kendra Wilkinson's care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Sliding Into Home - Ebook written by Kendra Wilkinson, Jon Warech. beauty Kendra Wilkinson's care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. To ask other readers questions about Sliding Into Home, please sign up. Be the first to ask a .. Format: ebook via Nook Color (Barnes and Noble ereader). . When I want to be completely free of any mental anguish, I watch TV. .. This book was interesting, Kendra didn't get bogged down into any specific time too much.
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey. Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion:
Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. General Format: English Number Of Pages: Gallery Books. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join.
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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 better read if you know something about these people but still an okay read if you don't.
It is written with quite a chatty style, so it reads quickly. View 1 comment. Jun 03, Joy rated it liked it. 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 other interviews I've seen.
Feb 01, Jessica Peterson rated it did not like it. 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. Jun 25, Sarah W rated it really liked it. 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 story. If you had to summarise Sliding into Home in just one word, that word would be brave.
The contents of this book are not something that Kendra had to share with the public. The retelling of her adolescence is in no way sensationalised, everything is discussed in a mature and reflective way. Kendra acknowledges her past actions, accepts that they have made her who she is today, and at no point blames anyone else for her rebellious and destructive teenage years.
The retelling of her earlier years, before she became associated with the mansion, provides the reader with an understanding as to why Kendra often referred to Hugh Hefner as having saved her. She goes on to tell of her time at the Playboy Mansion — her relationship with Hef, her feelings towards Holly and Bridget, detailing what that part of her life was really like.
I think my favourite part of the biography was the retelling of when and how Kendra met, and then began dating, her husband Hank. The conflict that is described felt real — it discusses the point in time that someone decides to give up the comfort and security they have, to replace it with a potential happily ever after.
The transition to a very different sort of life to what she became used to was refreshing, nothing was glamorised, and it provides a great companion piece to the Kendra reality series. I really have to admit that the whole concept of Playboy is not my sort of thing, however that said the reality show Girls Next Door seemed like a concept just too interesting to pass up. I actually miss not having Kendra, Bridget and Holly together on one reality show anymore! I did not hesitate reading the biography of Kendra Wilkinson when it was first released — and I am glad I did.
Reading Sliding into Home allows the reader to see the character they know as Kendra as a real person with her own thoughts and feelings. Jul 16, Bunny rated it liked it Shelves: I make poor choices when I'm allowed to wander a library on my own. 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 I make poor choices when I'm allowed to wander a library on my own. 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 writing it, but it's still obvious she did heavy lifting on her own.
I was also surprised by how much her early life mirrored some aspects of my own. I have a new respect for her, and it makes me glad her life got into an upward swing after going to the Mansion. That part, of course, was full of juicy gossipy tidbits that I'll be sure to pass along to my TGND-loving best friend. I liked reading about the evolution of her relationship with her now husband. This book makes me root for them to work out. Again, a very surprising read.
Recommended to Angela by: 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 followit 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 I liked it! 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 about life in the Playboy Mansion.
You get just enough background info to be able to see her perspective as she lived her 5 years in the mansion, and she does talk about meeting Hank and getting married and having her baby.
That part is just the last bit of the book, which I liked, because lets face it, no one cares about that part. It was a very quick read, just took a few hours. Jul 29, Danielle Roziewcz rated it liked it. 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 I read this after reading Holly Madison's telling of her time at the Mansion.
He was nothing but supportive about her moving out because it seemed like he never put the same amount of pressure on her that he did the other girls, specifically Holly.
The book was totally Kendra and at times you could tell that her writer tried to help her out. But I liked that she dug herself out of a hole of drugs and misconduct. I liked hearing about how she met Hank. Jan 05, Bcastle rated it liked it. As a Kendra fan I might be a little biased, but I enjoyed reading her book. It was a quick read with good insight.
It's impressive to hear how successful and lucky she is after going through a dark time filled with drugs and sex. Some of the stories I remember from "Girls Next Door" and "Kendra", but it also went into more behind the camera stuff that we don't see. I wouldn't r As a Kendra fan I might be a little biased, but I enjoyed reading her book. I wouldn't recommend this if you're not a Kendra, playboy, or "Girls Next Door" fan, but if you are a fan I think you would enjoy it.
Jul 28, Kayla rated it liked it. This book was entertaining. It was interesting and kind of scary to learn about Kendra's past. The tone of the book seems like it is coming straight from Kendra's mouth which is good and bad. Poorly written and a little too simplistic for me. I read both Kendra's book and Holly's book in the same month and I have to say, Holly's won. It was more interesting, intricate, and detailed.
Holly's was definitely darker and seemed more of a revenge piece and Kendra's seemed fluffy and rainbows and but This book was entertaining. Holly's was definitely darker and seemed more of a revenge piece and Kendra's seemed fluffy and rainbows and butterflies. It was a little too easy and I wanted more detail. 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 cringing Jan 23, Julie Tanner rated it really liked it. 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. Jan 24, Laura Obrenovich rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
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Just saying Sep 06, Hope rated it did not like it Shelves: 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. Apr 04, Angela Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was so easy to read. I do not mean that in a bad way. I have an unhealthy interest in the ladies of the Girls Next Door. I want to devour everything they are a part of!
This book was interesting, Kendra didn't get bogged down into any specific time too much. She succinctly covered her story and didn't over-share. Sometimes celebrity memoirs try to impart too much "wisdom" which is not what I came here for, to be frank. I like hearing the behind the scenes details of her reality show and to l This was so easy to read. I like hearing the behind the scenes details of her reality show and to learn where she came from. I read this in two days - and already checked her next book out of the library.
Wasn't expecting much. May 09, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. 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 that when Kendra wrote it was like she was talking, and that is still true to this day. I went through it so fast because it was like having someone tell me everything they've been holding inside for a long time. It was like meeting someone whether it's a friend or a love interest you just started getting to know and you both put your trust in each other.
It was like having a conversation with a friend. And even though I've never gone through the same exact things she did as a teenager, I could totally relate personality-wise on a lot of different aspects.
Truthfully, I could read this again. I read it so fast that I think I probably missed a few things! I ended this book with getting to know the real Kendra, and didn't know that I could have so much in common with one of my favorite celebrities. I could go on forever, but I'll end it with one last thing. It's just learning how to adapt and adjust.
Sep 11, Georgia Hunt rated it did not like it 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 I was a little taken a back with this book, I honestly felt like I was reading a 14 year olds diary! For a grown woman to be describing her life story in such childish ways really got to me, there is something to be said about well written books and this certainly wasn't one.
The beginning of the story whilst interesting was nothing new to people who followed the show, the fact that the story was about a 13 year old having sex with older men and being addicted to Cocaine and Meth was shocking yet also annoying. I felt that Kendra still blames her mother for her poor choices in childhood and adolescents which to me is ridiculous The more you read the more you understand that she has serious commitment and self worth issues.
As the story moved along and she started discussing the Playboy mansion I felt repulsed!
You can really tell that Kendra did what she was told to do there rather than what she wanted to do. Many times when she is talking about sleeping with Hugh Hefner she states that she didn't want to do something but felt she had to so followed the other girls, but then once she has written that she follows that up with she only ever did what she wanted to.
It still feels like she is under the extremely controlling reins of Hugh and the playboy company. This book was nothing really worth reading and I feel gipped that I stayed up late reading her whole book waiting for something well written and interesting to turn up on the next page but never found anything. Jul 21, Traci rated it really liked it. I absolutely loved the Girls Next Door. Then I had to watch Kendra.
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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. Sold Out. I went to Barnes and Noble. Sold out. Never fail - Amazon to the rescue.
I got out of the car and was immediately escorted to the gym by security. I rushed by other girls and a handful of workers, and once inside the gym, Mark, who was the talent scout and body painter, told me to take off my clothes.
Mark and his wife started painting me and putting rhinestones all over my body. It was all very weird. Then they moved away from my boobs and focused on my hair and makeup. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. It was my first time ever having my hair and makeup done professionally, and I thought I looked like a drag queen.
He introduced himself and gave me a hug. My heart was racing. You are the first. This is the coolest thing.
Hef laughed and we talked a little bit about the night. He told me not to be nervous and invited me to stop by his table. The conversation was short and sweet. He was very charming; he had a powerful way about him, and I liked it. For those few minutes with him I forgot that I looked like a clown. A naked clown. I felt special. After all, the staff probably went through thousands of photos to find about ten painted girls, and out of those ten, Hef singled me out.
The man who had created this whole world chose me. That felt really good. I was cool like that. The night ended up being a lot of fun. Are you sure? As I inched my way toward the group, Hef and I locked eyes. I smiled. I offered them shots and hung around the table the rest of the night. The whole evening, Hef and I kept staring at each other. The way he acted and the things he said were unlike anything I had seen or heard before.
At the end of the night Hef came up to me, gave me a key, and asked me to stay the night. Clock in. Clock out. Even though I hardly knew him yet, I saw a sweet man who made me feel really good about myself—a true gentleman. It was weird but in my heart, I felt like he was someone I could possibly trust.
That night my life changed. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but something just felt right about it. He was a good guy with good intentions, and in a short period of time I was able to understand that about him, so I was willing to take a risk and uproot my entire life. Such an offer would scare some girls, and others might look at Hef and see dollar signs and jump at the chance to do whatever he said. A new life was definitely beginning, and I was not going to stop it from happening.
Life has really worked out for me. I was three years old the first time my dad left us. We were living in Clairemont, a community in San Diego, California. But my dad wanted out. My mom, Patti, says that my dad and I were really close when I was a baby.
He would take me to the beach and spend lots of time with me. Then, when my mom got pregnant with my younger brother, Colin, my dad wanted no part of it. He just walked out on my pregnant mother and me. My mom packed our bags and took us to New Jersey to live with my grandmother. I was sad, but she kept me busy. We would go to the boardwalk in Ocean City, and she signed me up for dance classes at the same place she went when she was a kid. I guess she thought it would be cute if I followed in her footsteps.
My classmates and I practiced for weeks for the big performance, but when it was finally showtime I walked out with the group and plopped my ass down on the front of the stage. I refused to dance. Her threats had no effect on me.
The only show they got from me was when my mom finally gave up and I stuck my finger up my nose. Shortly after my less than stellar performance, my dad decided he wanted us back.
Colin was an infant, and taking care of two kids was an even larger task than just dealing with me, so my mom decided to give the relationship another shot. Plus, she still loved him.