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4.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Holly Madison Narrator: Holly Madison Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780062395139
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The real, untold, and unvarnished story of life inside the Playboy Mansion—and the man who holds the key—from the woman who was Heff’s number one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door

“I’m well aware of the public perception of Hugh Hefner and his harem of blondes. I may have been reduced to becoming a trophy girlfriend, but despite the popular opinion of Playboy bunnies, I wasn’t a fool. I knew how most people felt about us, but that wasn’t nearly as important as how I felt about myself. In my heart I knew that I had sold a bit of my soul for the chance at fame.”—Holly Madison

For Holly Sue Cullen, falling into the Playboy Empire was as strange, wonderful, and fraught with peril as Alice’s slip into Wonderland. A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed the small-town Oregon girl into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s number one girlfriend. Her years inside the Mansion went from a fairy-tale of A-list celebrity parties and events (as well as her own #1-rated TV show) to an oppressive regime of strict rules, scheduled sex with the boss, backstabbing newcomers, and a total loss of identity. Nearly swallowed whole and figuring the damage to her life was irrevocable, it is no wonder Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub one night contemplating her own end.

Holly’s tale is a cautionary one—but also one of personal empowerment. There was no hero to save her. Initially, magician Criss Angel gave her the courage to leave Hugh Hefner’s kingdom, but as Holly found out, jumping from a terrible relationship to an abusive relationship wasn’t a way to reclaim her identity. In Down the Rabbit Hole, Holly opens up fully for the first time about life inside the Mansion, her near marriage to Hugh Hefner, and her disastrous relationship with Criss Angel, and takes readers behind the scenes of her successful series. Holly’s is the story of a woman finally deciding to live on and by her own terms. It’s the story of her finding her footing again, not just with her turn on Dancing with the Stars, or her successful follow up shows, but by reclaiming a life that she knew she deserved.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilie | 8/5/2015

    " I absolutely loved hearing Holly narrate this! It's a juicy, gossipy book (perfect!), and she does really amusing impressions of Hef and Kendra. She also attempts to do a British accent at the beginning of each chapter, which is also amusing (she's awful). It's nice to hear her speaking in her real voice instead of the baby girl voice she donned on "The Girls Next Door." This is great - download it. You won't regret it. I'm glad I'm listening instead of reading because you get the inflection. "

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About the Author

Holly Madison spent five seasons on the #1 rated E! hit reality show The Girls Next Door as the main girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. In 2009 she landed the leading role in Tony Award–winning director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell’s Las Vegas burlesque act, Peepshow. During this time, Madison also starred in two seasons of E!’s series Holly’s World, chronicling her new life in Sin City. Madison has made countless appearances on radio and television shows, magazines, and feature films such as Dancing with the Stars, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, General Hospital, Scary Movie 4, and The House Bunny.