Sliding Into Home

Sliding Into Home

A Memoir

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Baker & Taylor
The star of the "Kendra" reality show shares the story of her life from her childhood in San Diego and years with Playboy to her rise to celebrity on "The Girls Next Door" and marriage with NFL player Hank Baskett.

Baker
& Taylor

The star of the Kendra reality show shares the story of her life from her childhood in San Diego and years with Playboy to her rise to celebrity on The Girls Next Door and marriage with NFL player Hank Baskett.

Simon and Schuster
KENDRA BARES ALL

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, we’ve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. 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.

She wasn’t always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didn’t give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance.

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: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. 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. If you think you’ve seen all of Kendra, think again. She’s only warming up. . . .



Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781439180914
1439180911
Branch Call Number: Biography W6591w
Characteristics: viii, 246 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Warech, Jon

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5303
Dec 18, 2015

Badly (ghost)written, and not much to say anyway. Couldn't get beyond the first couple of pages. Skip it.

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Staggerwing
Sep 01, 2015

I should start by saying I have never watch any reality show with Kendra in it. I had no clue who she was until I read Down The Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison. And I only read both of these books because I wanted to see if my thoughts about woman who have so little self-respect and self-confidence to follow this shallow Playboy/Hugh Hefner path would be confirmed...and they were.

Kendra openly admits her father came in and out of her life with a revolving door. My concerns were confirmed. Women who do have their fathers engaged in their daily life truly miss out. And it affects them for life. I truly believe she was running into the arms of Hef and the mansion because she had been abandon by her father. She craved a father in her life. When it was absent she numbed her pain with drugs, sports, risky sexual behaviors, and being the toy of a perverted old man who owned her with his money. Money she needed and a roof over her head.

She becomes a mother but only time will tell what kind of mother she will be. She hasn't had very good influences in her life. Her mother stuck by her through thick and thin but she wasn't perfect by any means.

This is worth reading if the reader wants to learn how life can be tough and the going gets rough when a father walks out on his family.

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smichal
May 26, 2012

I've never watched an entire episode of that reality show so I did not know too much about Kendra's personal life. All I know is that she's often in the tabloids showing off her new baby. I think I might have heard about this book on a Howard Stern interview, so I was curious about any description of the goings-on in the PB mansion.

This book contained many repetitive sections about Kendra's wild teenage years. I find that dull - reading about drug use. She gave no reason for her behaviour and she sounds like a parent's worst nightmare - doing drugs, having sex, skipping school, etc. at such a young age. Sounds like somebody who needs to go on the Maury Show! I think there is a lot she is not revealing about a bad childhood.

Kendra became a stripper against her boyfriend's wishes, then dumped him without a care to go live with HH in the PB mansion after he saw some photo of her and invited her on a visit. All this woman cares about is money and being a D-list celebrity. She has no principles or regard for anybody's feelings.

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LJC1964
Mar 13, 2012

This is the second book of Kendra's that I have read. She writes an entertaining and funny memoir!! Good read.

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cmills10
Aug 17, 2011

This was a very lite book and didn't draw you in as a reader. It was very factual and candid. But the author didn't write in a way that I could feel anything for Kendra. I think it would have been better if the author who did Jenna Jamison's book would have been better. It took me one day to read. Bonus: It talks about what really happens when you are Hef's girlfriends and the behind the scenes stuff to the reality shows.

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beccaelf
Apr 08, 2011

I really didn't want to like Kendra. I've only seen snippets of her shows on E!; and her laugh just grates at me.

But she really comes off as really funny and sweet in this.

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cmills10
Aug 22, 2011

Sexual Content: Orgies, public sex, stripping, oral sex,

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cmills10
Aug 22, 2011

Coarse Language: Shit, fuck,

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beccaelf
Apr 08, 2011

beccaelf thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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