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…br>
Review: Kendra honestly bares all in her memoir Sliding Into Home, written in chronological order Kendra talks about the difficulties she had growing up including her father leaving her, her drug and alcohol abuse as a teenager and her experience of meeting Hugh Hefner. Kendra provides an in depth description of moving into the Playboy Mansion (including all the behind-the-scenes gossip) through to meeting Hank Baskett, getting married and having their newborn son, Hank Jr..
I was amazed at the pure truth Kendra speaks regarding her rollercoaster life including an insight into Hef's relationship with his numerous girlfriends and everything we didn't see on The Girls Next Door reality TV show. Sliding Into Home answers every questions, you may have, about Kendra, Hef and of course the gorgeous Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt (Kendra's co-stars and housemates at the Playboy Mansion).
Sliding Into Home reiterates the fact that Kendra is a kind, fun and sporty girl at heart who deserves all she has achieved; however I thoroughly enjoyed Kendra showcasing the darker side of life that she has overcome to get where she is today.
Sliding Into Home is an easy and entertaining read - perfect for when you want to relax by the pool, or in the backyard this Summer.
Kendra Wilkinson is the star of the hit reality television show Kendra on E! She rose to fame in five seasons on The Girls Next Door, living in the Playboy Mansion as one of magazine mogul Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. Originally from San Diego, she lives in Los Angeles.
Sliding Into Home
Simon and Schuster
Authors: Kendra Willinson with Jon Warech