Can I be honest and say that I'm not 100% sure what compelled me to read this autobiography? I like interesting stories about people's lives, and I have watched some of the reality shows Kendra has played in, but I really can't say what urged me to push all the other books aside to read this one. Curiosity? Yes, I guess that would be it?
Review: This was a pretty fast-paced read as far as autobiographies go. Once you start reading, it's pretty easy to speed right through to the end. The style and voice are reminiscent of Kendra, and a pretty easy read. Kendra's life was really out of control with all of the acting out and drug use. I couldn't help but feel for her family, who really kept hoping for her to change over and over and over again. Strangely, it does seem that Playboy slowed her down and helped give her a new focus in her life.
For me, I think that this book grabbed me because I saw the life of a close friend of mine mirrored in the young Kendra. One of my closest best friends growing up went down very similar paths, choosing to shoplift, drink, and party on a really grand scale. Eventually, we grew apart, especially after she put me in a really awkward position one afternoon when she stole an expensive bottle of perfume at a department store where we were shopping. She ended up getting held by mall security and I had to call for a ride home. Strangely, I don't remember what happened to her in that case, but I do know that we went our separate ways and have not stayed in touch.
*FTC Disclosure: This review is based on a library copy of the book.