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The Vegas Diaries

The Vegas Diaries
  • Author : Holly Madison
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  • Release Date :2016-05-17
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0062457055
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Summary : The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with this candid, humorous, and captivating memoir chronicling her journey toward reinvention and self-acceptance. When you've come out the other side of the bizarre, twisted world of the Playboy mansion, where do you land? If you're Holly Madison . . . there's no place like Las Vegas! After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the mansion (which meant exiting a hit television show) and was determined to start her life over . . . from scratch. Without the security of a job or relationship, she set out to reinvent herself on no one's terms but her own. Deciding to roll the dice and begin again in the glamorous and dreamlike city of Las Vegas, Holly quickly realized that while she may have left her past in the rearview mirror, the labels and stereotypes that came from it weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. After a whirlwind stint on Dancing with the Stars, she snags the coveted lead role in the Strip's hottest new burlesque spectacular and lands a reality series spotlighting her new life as a single woman. If her own television show and dream job as a showgirl weren't enough to keep her busy, Holly explores the decadent, exclusive inner-world of Sin City, navigating it's social and dating scene with humor and heart. When it comes to romance, she is met with an eclectic cast of characters, from fame hounds to long distance loves to the occasional celebrity and more than one tabloid mishap. In this reflective, heartwarming memoir, Holly learns that each dating disaster holds an important, and in some cases difficult to face, lesson about herself. The Vegas Diaries is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Vegas strip. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to "have it all," Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing. Letting go of trying to prove herself to others, Holly finally gains the courage to confront her past-and in the process finds the life and love she deserves.

The Vegas Diaries

The Vegas Diaries
  • Author : Kristen Anne Brownell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :231
  • ISBN : 9781303506789
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Summary : Las Vegas has been endlessly mythologized in film, television, and literature, but there's never been anything quite like The Vegas Diaries. This memoir is more than simply a salacious tale of sex, sin, sleaze, showgirls, and sabotage--it is a story that takes the experience of transitioning from girlhood to womanhood in the most objectifying environment ever and makes it universal. It is a story that explores our struggle to begin life away from the family and the trauma of choosing a path our parents don't approve of. It is a story about learning to live life on our own, about the challenge and exhilaration of becoming independent, about making mistakes and having to live with them. Much like the city of Vegas itself, The Vegas Diaries is populated with a vibrant cast of loveable but cracked characters. Stereotypes of familiar archetypes are, along with popular clichés of the city, stripped away. We get to know the cast members and through their stories gain insight into why people come to this city in the middle of the desert and why it's so difficult to leave. There's an addictive quality not just to the lifestyle Vegas perpetuates but to its landscape, the neon and hyperbole and striking juxtapositions the city is famous for. The Vegas Diaries is about my improbable journey from nerd to Vegas showgirl dancing in the most popular casinos in the town; about my struggles with drugs and alcohol, abuse and an eating disorder; about my love affair with Bacchus' favorite city; and how I managed to escape from its seductive grip and start over. The Vegas Diaries takes you behind the curtain and shares in scintillating detail what it's like to be a showgirl: the backstabbing, camaraderie, celebrity encounters, excess, dejection, and glory. The memoir chronicles how even the worst trauma can be turned into something positive; how I was able to overcome what at the time seemed like insurmountable obstacles; how I was able to make peace with my demons; and most of all, how this journey has allowed me to discover my true self-worth.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Author : Holly Madison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-06-23
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0062372122
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Summary : 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: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door 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. In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself. With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve.

The Showgirl Next Door

The Showgirl Next Door
  • Author : Holly Madison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 9781935043461
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Summary : The former Playboy bunny and entertainer presents her favorite places and activities in Las Vegas, including nightclubs, casinos, and shows.

Bunny Tales

Bunny Tales
  • Author : Izabella St. James
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  • Release Date :2006-08-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0762432713
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Summary : When this beach bunny caught the eye of Hugh Hefner at an L.A. nightclub, Izabella St. James was looking for a fun break from studying for the bar. As the latest Girlfriend of the Playboy founder, her “break” lasted two years, but life behind the gates of the Playboy Mansion was anything but fun. Sure there were parties, presents, puppies, and plastic surgery; but there was also a curfew, a strict regimen of who sits where on movie night, limited contact with the outside world, and a sex life that was anything but wild and crazy. While the E! reality show, The Girls Next Door, has been a ratings hit, each of the three Playboy Bunnies in the series has since left the Mansion in newsworthy ways: one is engaged to a football player, and Hugh's “main” Girlfriend has finally understood that there would be no fairy-tale marriage and family with the man she literally transformed her life for. Izabella was there to witness how each of these relationships formed, where each Girlfriend fell in the pecking—and bed—order, and when, exactly, the fabled life turned shabby and cheap. From catfights to sneaking in boyfriends, from high-profile guests in the Grotto to the bizarre rituals of the octogenarian at the center of the sexual revolution, Bunny Tales is compulsively readable and endlessly entertaining!

Sliding Into Home

Sliding Into Home
  • Author : Kendra Wilkinson,Jon Warech
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  • Release Date :2010-07-06
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781439180938
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Summary : 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. . . .

The Calculus Diaries

The Calculus Diaries
  • Author : Jennifer Ouellette
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  • Release Date :2010-08-31
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781101459034
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Summary : Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-10-04
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1451659717
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Summary : The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

Diary of a Groupie

Diary of a Groupie
  • Author : Omar Tyree
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003-06-24
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0743258282
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Summary : Tabitha Knight lives a very peculiar life. A child of foster care who has grown into an attractive and ambitious adult, she now finds solace, excitement, and security in the company of rich and famous men whom she dates as a discreet and charming groupie. Everyone wants to be loved. Tabitha understands that. She shares her gifts with those who seek and, perhaps, need love the most male celebrities. She remains anonymous by changing her name, age, and address as often as she changes the men she dates. Only a few things remain constant in her life: the continued love and support of her foster sisters in Seattle and the record she keeps of her life in her secret diary. When a wealthy banker offers Tabitha a huge paycheck to help bring to justice a high-profile celebrity who is known to have sex with underage women, Tabitha finds herself on the wrong side of desperate men, some of whom have more to lose than just their privacy. Those who want the information in her diary to stay secret threaten Tabitha, her sisters, and anyone who comes to know its contents. Omar Tyree, the New York Times bestselling author, is back with a suspenseful thriller of what happens when a young woman threatens the famous and powerful.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2014-10-16
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0007596715
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Summary : ‘We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ...”’

Love for the Holidays

Love for the Holidays
  • Author : Sin City Romance Writers,B. A. McIntosh,Elizabeth Spaur,Kay Phoenix,Diane Deeds,Tami Cowden,Lynn Crain,Jojo Christophor
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  • Release Date :2017-08-27
  • Total pages :350
  • ISBN : 9780998672151
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Summary : Las Vegas - Where Love is always in the cards. In December the temperature can be cold, but the heat from these seven seductive holiday tales will keep you warm. In JoJo Christophor's A Christmas to Remember, A single-mother and her college crush fight for their family Christmas. In Tami Cowden's Christmas Time in Las Vegas, the spirit of Christmas isn't dead and neither is a second chance at love. In Lynn Crain's, Under the Mistletoe, a nurse practitioner and her patient overcome a handicap of the heart. A writer earns a chance at forgiveness in Diane Deeds's The Little Chapel of Abiding Love. In B.A. McIntosh's Return to Sender, a night of passion links a playboy and waitress in a love tango. Christmas magic may be the spark to ignite two co-workers' relationship in Kay Phoenix's Time for Christmas. In Elizabeth Spaur's Forever for Christmas, a rancher has two days to win back the girl of his dreams.

Reunion

Reunion
  • Author : Rex Kusler
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  • Release Date :2016-12-24
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : 9781541270251
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Summary : "Jim Snow and Alice James of the James & James Detective Agency have a new client. His administrative assistant contacted them by mistake--but that won't prevent them from taking on this challenging case. Their new client is a criminal defense attorney, retained by a close childhood friend of his, murder suspect Lee Hund. The murder victim, Curt Hund, the suspect's brother, was found shot to death in his bed after the last of the guests left a reunion party at his home on the west side of Las Vegas. The two brothers were business partners, owners and managers of cheap motels in South Dakota, and one on the fringe of downtown Las Vegas, the Wagon Wheel Motel. Together the brothers organized and hosted the Hund extended family reunion, taking place over the Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas. The festivities are a smashing success until Curt Hund reveals some startling news at the banquet podium-and ends up dead later that night."--Back cover.

The Las Vegas Madam

The Las Vegas Madam
  • Author : Jami Rodman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-12-11
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780996568203
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How the Universe Got Its Spots

How the Universe Got Its Spots
  • Author : Janna Levin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780691096575
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Summary : In a popular introduction to the mysteries of the universe, a physicist describes what we know about the shape, extent, origins, and evolution of the universe, the vast complexities of space and time, the efforts of science to explain the universe, and the secrets of black holes, time warps, and other phenomena.

Diary-scrapbook of a Trip to Las Vegas, Ca. 1950

Diary-scrapbook of a Trip to Las Vegas, Ca. 1950
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Retire With Health!

Retire With Health!
  • Author : Jonathan Robbins
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-11-17
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781540396389
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Summary : The traditional view of retirement is deeply etched with imagined scenes of senile decrepitude and a multitude of negative images. Not anymore.Prepare to be freed from your misconceptions! This revolutionary book is based on the extraordinary way in which the globe-trotting and highly successful Mr Jonathan Robbins, used nutrition and exercise to create health during retirement. Robbins is a man who discovered the secrets of a very comfortable retirement whilst still a teenager in the Mid-West. The book explores the principles of breaking free from the rat-race and claiming the kind of freedom and lifestyle that most people can only dream about. Mr Robbins discusses:The problems with the way we're taught to get stressedThe drawbacks of getting hooked on toxic foodThe dangers of compromising health to impress othersThe curse of being over-weightThe beautiful, cost effective ways to feel better at retirementThe benefits of introducing delicious food and wondrous exercise into your daily lifeHelpful hints that can improve your lifestyleThe ground rules for finding your energy backBecoming a hugely healthy personLiving the dreamHaving the courage to break free of bad health habitsThere are countless volumes on the subject of healthy retirement and there are many sources of very useful material on how to gather sufficient resources to fund the latter part of our lives. Mr Robbins, however, did not want to wait until he became a senior to enjoy the benefits of a healthy retirement. He argues in favour of retiring now. Stepping off the treadmill and developing our ingenuity and creativity are just a few of the life-enhancing benefits that justify this proposed change in the way we live.Looking back over more than six decades of travel and witnessing the amazing success stories of his fellow travellers, entrepreneurs and adventurers, Mr Robbins is an enthusiastic advocate for taking the plunge and seizing the day. He knows the dangers only too well of postponing health and happiness until some distant moment in the future because too many hard-working individuals haven't lived long enough to savour the fruits of their labours. It's an extremely important point and the author encourages us to consider how we're living, why we're addicted to the bad foods, what we would really like to do with our lives. Because, in the author's view, life is simply too precious to be squandered and deserves all of our efforts and focus to become a truly fulfilling experience. There is a timeless message in these words. Conditions may change and new ideas may gain precedence but the fundamental principle of living life to the full should never be overlooked. This is the only life we may have on this earth and we need to respect it and give it its full measure of expression. Mr Robbins has shown the way with his extraordinary life and his example shines like a beacon, pointing the way to a new generation of pioneering individuals who seek to be free from the self-imposed slavery of the unhealthy brigade. Seize the day and take up your freedom for no one else will do it for you.ACT NOW! Scroll to the top of this page and click that orange BUY button. Then, you can immediately begin reading and applying the principles Mr. Robbins teaches.

Harbinger in the Mist

Harbinger in the Mist
  • Author : Anabell Martin
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  • Release Date :2012-09-10
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9781938988035
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Summary : HEAVEN AND EARTH COLLIDE. HOLY. HELL.When 18-year-old Lindsey Foster and her mother unexpectedly inherit a beautiful Antebellum home in South Carolina, they think it will be an adventure, a new start.But the house has a dark past. When Lindsey uses a Gullah ritual board to contact the spirit playing tricks on her, something vicious is unleashed. What once seemed harmless is now malevolent and hell-bent on revenge.Tensions mount when Eli, a handsome and mysterious seminarian, moves into the guest room for the summer. The draw to him is immediate. And forbidden.As she fights her feelings for the young priest-in-training, Lindsey unravels the violent history of the house. With the help of paranormal Investigators and Eli's brotherhood, she must find a way to end the haunting... Without damning both she and Eli to a hell greater than they ever imagined.

The Very Last Seat on the Plane

The Very Last Seat on the Plane
  • Author : Gwendolyn Olmsted
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  • Release Date :2016-08-28
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781535297158
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Summary : Less than twelve hours before take-off, after her brother called from far-off California, her place of original derivation, Gwendolyn booked a flight on Southwest Airlines, the only coterie of the aerial velocity where she was able to muster up a ticket for this kind of urgency. Urgency, because you see, Gwendolyn's Dad of forty odd years had just suffered a massive heart attack, declared legally dead for approximately one half hour, and through the fortune or misfortune of modern technology, first responders were able to bring him back to life, from a legal perspective only, the second Friday in June 2016 between the hours of 10:20 and 10:50 a.m. By the time Gwendolyn received news of this, it was Monday, and she could not have been in a higher geographical location in Montana, on a National Bison Range, no less, crowded by snow covered mountain peaks. Returned home she did to Florida, on Tuesday. She booked a flight Wednesday night for Thursday before sunrise, arriving in Los Angeles at 9:50 a.m. Not knowing what to expect, and hoping for the best, yet in her heart, she knew... She knew she would be visiting her dad on his deathbed, and more than likely assisting in the advising of "pulling the plug," from life support. From Tampa to Las Vegas was tough: Flying out of tropical depressions always are. Yet, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles proved to be the last thing Gwendolyn had expected, as she seized the last seat on the plane in the very first row, left side, middle seat, between an old man in the aisle, and the window seat already inherited by a man, who was quite attractive, with model-type healthy hair, the darkest blue eyes she had ever seen, in his thirties, painfully fit, and although she found out later around the baggage belt, about 6'7" in height, who preoccupied his time by reviewing the Wisconsin volleyball athletes he coached on his portable electronic tablet. "Is this seat taken?" Gwendolyn asked both men, to her immediate left, referring to the seat in between them, yet more directed toward the man by the window.

The Office Diary of Amy D.

The Office Diary of Amy D.
  • Author : Kamisa Cole
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  • Release Date :2017-10-19
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 9781978465954
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Summary : Amy Dennison loved her job in a coffee house, enjoyed her simple life, living with her best friend. She didn't need knowledge of the rich and the famous because she didn't deal with them anyway.Until Milan Delano walks in and hires her on the spot as his PA.He's hot, handsome, and a sin on legs, and Amy's imaginative mind runs wild whenever he's around.Add Lex Johnson to the mix, Milan's best friend and business partner and Amy's life is thrown into a chaos of lust, love, regrets, and doubts.Can a girl like her really capture the attention of the two most-wanted bachelors or are her office fantasies all Amy has left?

Fear and Loathing in America

Fear and Loathing in America
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-09-27
  • Total pages :784
  • ISBN : 1439126364
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Summary : From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.