This was such a fun book to listen to! I really like it when the author reads their own books. It just makes the story that much better. Granted when you listen to the book, you lose the benefit of seeing pictures, which are typically found in biographies. The editing and formatting were great as the story flowed seamlessly. Can’t wait to read Holly’s next book!
This review is on the audio version.
The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows.
A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.
But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.
Holly Madison is a New York Times bestselling author, actress and television personality. She spent five seasons starring on the E! hit television show, The Girls Next Door, and two on her own hit spin-off, Holly’s World. Additionally, Holly starred in the Las Vegas spectacular Peepshow from 2009-2012 performing as both Bo-Peep and Goldilocks in the storybook themed production.
Her memoir Down The Rabbit Hole, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, spending three weeks in the coveted spot and over three months on the list in 2015. Her follow-up novel, The Vegas Diaries, detailing her career and dating life in Las Vegas was released on May 17, 2016 and also debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list.
In 2013, Holly Madison was married to her fiance Pasquale Rotella. The couple has been blessed with 2 children, their first born, Rainbow Aurora on March 5th, 2013, and their second born, Forest Leonardo Antonio on August 8th, 2016 . Holly divides her time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.