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Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion Paperback – July 14, 2009
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On the one hand, it's an interesting peak behind the curtain of the Playboy publicity machine. On the other, I found the author to be rather unlikable as a person. She constantly reminds the reader how she was "above" all the other girlfriends. She was more educated, sophisticated, independent, etc. I would expect any person writing their own version of events to make themselves out to be the good guy. And without any alternative viewpoints in print, we will never know how much of her story is truthful.
While reading her story, I couldn't shake the opinion that this young lady has bitten the hand that fed her. Sure, being one of Hef's many girlfriends may not have been all it's cracked up to be, but that doesn't justify betraying him and airing everyone's dirty laundry.
The writing is ok. The author seems to be a young woman who has learned some hard lessons about that lifestyle, but is basically still enamored with it. At the end of the day, none of things the people in this book value and hold dear will last. Good looks will fade. Money will not buy time. Possessions will eventually be sold or given to someone. Magazines and all they hold will be forgotten. Bodies will sag and wrinkle and die. The truly important things like family, honor, service, love are things the subjects of this book give a back seat to. It's depressing. It makes me thankful not to be caught up in it. Thankful for simplicity and truth. Gentleness and love. Respect given and received.
The author talks about Hefner creating and living in his own bubble. Life the way he wants it. That is certainly true by what is described. She doesn't realize that all the players in this book are essentially doing the same thing. Including herself. Living for and feasting on fantasy. One sentence puzzled me "In a world full of hate and human suffering, there are more important things to worry about than a girl getting implants. But what I value the most is the fact that I improved my make-up skills." What?? Well that isn't as deep as the author goes while describing the more subtle viewpoints and attitudes that she observed, but it can't help but show the basic value system of the author and those that she writes about. It is my hope that those involved in this lifestyle will come to a greater revelation of truth and meaning for their lives.
As for me, I was obsessed with playboy behind the scenes details and The Girls Next Door. I've read Holly's book, Kendra's book, the Jill Spaulding book and scoured the Internet. I don't know where my curiosity stemmed from regarding this weird world but it was nicely sated by Izabella's book. Her comments about Holly and Bridget were very catty and interesting. I'm now convinced most of the playmates on the show slept with an 80+ Hef. Izabella does add some bedroom details that check out with other sources...and I rewatched GND afterwards and some things fit this book (e.g., izabella slams Holly, stating she was crazily obsessed with being Hef's perfect woman...but Holly pretty much says so both on show and in her book).
Enjoyably more than annoyingly, Izabella lies often and will hilariously contradict herself within the same paragraph. A typical and self-contradicted lie: her relationship with Hef included sex but was really a relationship of the mind that didn't include sex. Come on How does one not laugh at that?!?