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Confessions of a Video Vixen

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Karen Hunter, Karrine Steffans

Narrated By: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: August 2005

Duration: 5 hours 44 minutes

Summary:

Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once-sought-after sexy siren who appeared in the music videos of multiplatinum hip hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J. A top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when acclaimed director F. Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the movie and music video sets, swanky Miami and New York restaurants, and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only skim the surface of Karrine's life.

This memoir -- part tell-all, part cautionary tale -- shows how Karrine came to be the confidante of so many, why she kept their secrets, and how she found herself in Hollywood after a life marked by physical abuse, rape, and drugs -- all before she was twenty-six. By sharing her emotionally charged story, she hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry.

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  • Sharon S

    This book was like a car-wreck - sad and destructive but I couldn't stop listening. Her self destruction got a bit annoying and it seemed like she had plenty of escape routes but never took them, or wanted to do it on her own. The only thing it left me with was a very curious question as to who "Papa" is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I'm on Chapter 3, and this book is SLOW... also, it's read so quietly that you have to fight to hear it. I don't know if I can listen to anymore. Poor Me, is the message she sends....don't bother with this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Very annoying, self absorbed person. No redeeming qualities.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathryn Mellinger

    The book is ok, but she should have had someone else read it. Her accent and attempt to annunciate certian words is annoying. I almost quit listeing because her voice is so annoying!!!

  • Anonymous

    This woman needs therapy. the book was a nice insight into the "life". I recommend it for all who care about the rap world. She should write a sequel. Her voice is a little dry but the story is interesting.

  • Allison Scobie-Lloyd

    yikes. Thestory marks the passage of time only as it relates to whom the author happens to be shagging. While the "Vixen" SAYS this her is a cautionary tale for young girls; an attempt to warn against the perils of Hollywood, hip hop and an overemphasis on the outer appearance of women...all that the author succeeds in doing is casting herself as a battle weary,locker-room braggart rather than the foxy feminist that she wishes to be.