I love reading books written by women. I like to spend my money on these books because I want to support them. Some people splurge on new clothes; I spend my money on new shiny books with glossy covers. Recently I’ve read Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison and Live Fast Die Hot by Jenny Mollen.
Both books are a collections of anecdotes; though the subjects are pretty different. Overall, I enjoyed Live Fast Die Hot more because 1. Jenny Mollen is my spirit animal (so, admittedly I am completely biassed) and 2. it’s just really funny. Jenny is a lovable lunatic and I really see myself in her. 😉 She’s neurotic and self-absorbed but in all of the best ways. I recommend Live Fast Die Hot as a vacation read, so you can really sink into it and fully immerse yourself into Jenny’s world. This book took me longer to read than I expected, mostly because I felt like I had to be fully there to take in all of the jokes. For me, it wasn’t a great read before bed, but as soon as I started reading it during the day/on my commute, I devoured it.
Down the Rabbit Hole was a decent read. It was very telling of Holly’s opinion on Hugh Hefner and I’m sure he wasn’t too happy with the book. I occasionally watched The Girls Next Door when it was still on TV and, reading the behind the scenes from Holly’s perspective, just goes to show you how fake “reality” TV is. Overall, I don’t think I would recommend this book (this is me being nit picky but I hate cliches in writing and this book is filled with them!) unless you’re looking for some dirt on the Playboy Mansion. That being said, I do like Holly Madison and respect her for writing about her experiences!
Next on my list is I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. I am really looking forward to this read – especially given important movements like Black Lives Matter – and will write my thoughts on it as soon as I finish!