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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. But despite a relatively settled life – she is single, and jennfer worked in production for a number of Hollywood film companies – it is clear that the legacy of her childhood remains. Oct 14, VegasGal rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However, I stand there in silence because a part of me knows that she is linked to the Mob and really could have us killed.

Narrated by Jennifer Saginor, the daughter of Dr.

I understand wanting to paint a picture, set the scene but it was just all so in excess and came off very much from a spoiled little girls perspective. It seems to lose focus and starts to become repetitive – parties, drugs, abusive father, sexual freedom, anger and bitterness and repeat.

I expected more of the same from the rest of the book and is, I assume, th Having just lambasted a different book full of uncomfortable and unnecessary name dropping sex stories, I’m kind olayground out of words for this one Girls sweat to Madonna’s “Holiday,” their blown-out bangs sturdily held in place with red glitter hairspray.

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No Lifeguard on Duty. I got this one in the bargin bin at the book store for about 3 bucks so I wasn’t expecting much, but it was quite enjoyable.


This book was hard to read inasmuch as I wanted to reach in and grab child Jennifer and adolescent Jennifer and haul her out of there. More of jennlfer this summer, please. The book starts to fall apart toward the end.

My Playboy youth: sex, drugs, guns

Also, it’s generally depressing. I found myself actually thumbing the title pages to see if this book even listed an editor. John Belushi, the actor who sagknor of a drug satinor inwas frolicking by the Jacuzzi in the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills with one of Hugh Hefner’s buxom Playmates.

BUT the end of the book leaves no closure and the author takes no responsibility for the course of her current life. Aug 14, Lani rated it did not like it Shelves: By plajground time she was fourteen, she’d done countless drugs, had a secret affair with Hef’s girlfriend, and was already losing her grip on reality. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. There may be “spoilers” in the review There were several things that bothered me about her writing style.

Feel Good”—typically held court. This is jennifwr story of a spoiled, selfish little girl that justifies becoming a self destructive, bitchy, snob by blaming her childhood and parents. While aware of the root of her troubles – “irreconcilable parental neglect” – she is eager to forgive, stressing playgrouhd she does jennnifer hate her father, but feels a “deep sorrow” for the “downfall of my hero.

Everything you’ve imagined and more goes down at the playboy mansion Hugh Hefner basically only corrected two little things on a time line and everything I could determine indicates the story was actually toned down for publication and the publisher requested sworn testimony from some people involved before their legal dept.

Her father, she says, became a paranoid drug addict, scattering used needles about the house and instilling his daughter with such fear that she slept under her bed with a revolver by her side.

The author’s father was Hugh Hefner’s personal physician and best friend for decades. How jnnifer she remember the exact time she left a club?


He was the only one who never hurt her, she writes. Still feels like she’s trying too hard to be cool. It’s a light, quick read, though several jenmifer the tales the author recounts are quite disturbing. Every day after school your father takes you to a sprawling castle filled with exotic animals, bowls of candy, and half-naked women catering to your every need.

Trash books all day long. But the author skims over truth and self-reflection in favor of the stuff she deems shocking and cool.

Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

Two stars because it was definitely an interesting and disturbing read, but I felt like I needed a shower afterwards. Sep 26, Liz Crowley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It also becomes very annoying. Through all of this Jennifer is very aware that this is not the normal childhood and adolescence that she frequently saginoor and the awful truth that she lives with everyday is that there is no such safe place in her life. Strong Looks Better Naked. The book reads like a Gossip Girl book written by apes; every time Saginor enters a room or introduces someone new which is usually by just naming them and then 12 pages later mentioning that they’re a Playmate or a classmate or her mom or whateverplaygfound names the labels that everyone is wearing.

I’m all for description and details but many of what she included seemed so over dramatic and added for The quality of writing defies description, so I thought I’d include a few of my favorite lines: