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The Girls Next Door Hardcover – December 16, 2008
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-Fun insight into their world from the girls themselves.
-A map and description of the mansion (who hasn't wondered exactly where the grotto is in comparison to the house?)
-Comments and information from the staff
-Recipes from the show.
-A guide to the pets and the zoo at the mansion.
-A guide to the parties and travel of the Girls.
-A majority of this book is recaps of each episode up to the end of Season 3. To make it a little fun, they have added a comment on each episode from ONE of the girls. I would have liked to see a comment from each girl, perhaps, or insight from the staff or crew. As it is, there is a lot of wasted space here that could have been made into a real treasure.
-Addresses and phone numbers to the GND sources (trashy lingerie) and places they have gone (Sunset Ranch, Culver Ice Arena). Some people might appreciate this, but I would rather they save the space for what we really want to know and let me just google the sources that I want to find.
-Lack of information on the questions that the girls get asked all the time (make up tips, health tips and, let's face it, the dirt! - there are a few, but we would all love to see in depth information).
Overall, I would recommend this for any fan, but I would caution them to be aware that the book is light on substances and full of fluff.
The young ladies that make up "The Girls" are charming in their roles in this series, and they continually show that they are living the life they are living because they have personal determination and a flair for this slice of show business. They have put their personal lives on hold in order to all be Hef's girlfriend,all at the same time. One of the cornerstones of the show is that each of them have been monogamous during their stay at The Mansion while Hef has been free to have his way with each of them. Various forms of serendipity brought them all together, and a genuine hit show has kept them together (until lately). So, there's a story here...all kinds of questions. The only one talking so far, Kendra, gives us occasional outbursts of truth during the show. The book gives us Foo Foo and some pictures that we have already seen.
On a positive side, the book has a number of good pictures of the Playboy Mansion as well as Hugh Hefner in this setting. Mr. Hefner comes across well in the book. He is an important part of the TV series, and is, in fair measure, the glue that pulls many of the episodes together. Whoever had the idea for the TV series (perhaps Mr. Hefner), had a good idea, one that is rejuvenating to some extent the Playboy brand. A book is a good idea as well, it just hasn't been written yet.
Overall, I'm quite pleased with the "extras" that the book contains, especially the section showing the locations of parts of the Playboy Mansion and grounds, the pages about each girl's pets, and the info and comments pertaining to the mansion staff, about whom not much is told on the TV series. Some people complain about the large number of pages devoted to the episode guide, but really this is just a convenient way to organize many of the photos (it's too bad that season 5 is not included to make that section complete, though).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the girls, but found this to be very similar to the pointlessness of the Kardashian book. Very much into photos we have already seen, stuff we already knew. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Nicole
Love this book! I don't think these 3 girls get enough credit for what they did for the E! And reality T.V. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Me
Great book I have read it at least 10 times. The live these girls have went throug and where they are now. Great book to get.Published 21 months ago by Clinton
Great pictures, most of which we've seen before. The episode guide is a nice run down, but as I have all 6 season, it wasn't that informative. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mommyof6boys
I have all the Seasons. Holly has been my personal favorite from the first look. Not taking away from Kendra or Bridgett's scantly clad bodies. Read morePublished 24 months ago by David McGranahan
Lol I bought this for my wife who loves the girls next door.
I personally could care less about this show but who cant really have a hard.. Read more