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The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Holly Madison

Narrated By: Holly Madison

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2016

Duration: 8 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with this candid, humorous, and captivating memoir chronicling her journey toward reinvention and self-acceptance.
When you've come out the other side of the bizarre, twisted world of the Playboy mansion, where do you land? If you're Holly Madison . . . there's no place like Las Vegas!
After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the mansion (which meant exiting a hit television show) and was determined to start her life over . . . from scratch. Without the security of a job or relationship, she set out to reinvent herself on no one's terms but her own.
Deciding to roll the dice and begin again in the glamorous and dreamlike city of Las Vegas, Holly quickly realized that while she may have left her past in the rearview mirror, the labels and stereotypes that came from it weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. After a whirlwind stint on Dancing with the Stars, she snags the coveted lead role in the Strip's hottest new burlesque spectacular and lands a reality series spotlighting her new life as a single woman.
If her own television show and dream job as a showgirl weren't enough to keep her busy, Holly explores the decadent, exclusive inner-world of Sin City, navigating it's social and dating scene with humor and heart. When it comes to romance, she is met with an eclectic cast of characters, from fame hounds to long distance loves to the occasional celebrity and more than one tabloid mishap. In this reflective, heartwarming memoir, Holly learns that each dating disaster holds an important, and in some cases difficult to face, lesson about herself.
The Vegas Diaries is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Vegas strip. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to 'have it all,' Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing. Letting go of trying to prove herself to others, Holly finally gains the courage to confront her past-and in the process finds the life and love she deserves.

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  • Wendy S

    Amazing book! Holly is brilliant, articulate and extremely talented!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    love it! i want to punch you for leaving Mark ...

  • Jillian M

    I was a huge fan of girls next door and Holly’s world, and enjoyed down the rabbit hole. However, this book was just so-so. Kinda a rehash of her show and other book. The most interesting parts were actually her blurbs of history about Vegas and LA. I think holly should write a book about her research on places she’s traveled. She is smart and has a knack for uncovering interesting facts.

  • Stephen Irwin

    Was quite good, but jump around and never really gave the finish story on each chapter in detail enough I found

  • Kimberly Cervantes

    I love her storytelling and her journey finding herself again is so inspiring.