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. . . .
I wasn’t exactly expecting a great work of literate as I opened the book. In fact, I knew this book would be a train wreck. However, the local radio station did an interview with Kendra last week, mentioned some salacious details and I found myself placing the book on hold at my local library.
I, for one, always liked Kendra on “The Girls Next Door”, but let’s face it, a lot of this book is pure crap. Apparently she’s a super human who can be so addicted to drugs that she’s doing lines of cocaine daily, but can magically stop after one bad hit and never go through withdrawal? I don’t think so honey.
I was highly appalled by how easily she would make it apparent that she pretty much felt pressured into having sex with Hef, but then tries to back track and say it’s what she really wanted. This is clearly a fact that the tabloids got straight all those years ago. While she may respect Hef (there’s no evidence to say whether she does or doesn’t besides her saying it for herself), I don’t believe anyone who is actually interested in having sex with another individual would have to get high or wasted every time to do it.
All in all, it’s clear that despite the fact she’s my age, Kendra clearly needs to grow up and start facing reality at some point. I truly wish her the best with her life, but please, someone keep this woman from making anymore books. It’s a waste of trees.