Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion

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Running Press, Aug 22, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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When this beach bunny caught the eye of Hugh Hefner at an L.A. nightclub, Izabella St. James was looking for a fun break from studying for the bar. As the latest Girlfriend of the Playboy founder, her “break” lasted two years, but life behind the gates of the Playboy Mansion was anything but fun. Sure there were parties, presents, puppies, and plastic surgery; but there was also a curfew, a strict regimen of who sits where on movie night, limited contact with the outside world, and a sex life that was anything but wild and crazy.

While the E! reality show, The Girls Next Door, has been a ratings hit, each of the three Playboy Bunnies in the series has since left the Mansion in newsworthy ways: one is engaged to a football player, and Hugh's “main” Girlfriend has finally understood that there would be no fairy-tale marriage and family with the man she literally transformed her life for. Izabella was there to witness how each of these relationships formed, where each Girlfriend fell in the pecking—and bed—order, and when, exactly, the fabled life turned shabby and cheap.

From catfights to sneaking in boyfriends, from high-profile guests in the Grotto to the bizarre rituals of the octogenarian at the center of the sexual revolution, Bunny Tales is compulsively readable and endlessly entertaining!

 

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User Review  - desiree85 - LibraryThing

Being a fan of The Girls Next Door (and Holly Madison, more specifically), I was very excited to get this book. Izabella does mention all three girls in passing, but is very catty rather than neutral ... Read full review

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User Review  - snowcalifornia - Overstock.com

I thought it would be fun to get the inside scoop on life inside the Playboy Mansion. This book was nothing but celebrity namedropping and some broad whining that she didnt get enough $ while in the ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue 8
8
1 Made in Poland 12
12
2 Canada Eh 25
25
3 Legally Blonde 39
39
4 Hanging with Hef 52
52
5 The Crib 65
65
6 The Blonde Boob Brigade 79
79
7 The Fabulous Life 91
91
13 Boys Boys Boys 162
162
14 What Happens in the Grotto 176
176
15 House Parties 179
179
16 Bunny 101 193
193
17 Playmates at Play 204
204
18 Fiftieth Anniversary of 212
212
19 Bunny Trap 222
222
20 Fear and Loathing in Holmby Hills 230
230

8 The Booty 103
103
A Portrait of the Playboy as an Old Man 117
117
10 Desperate Housemates 130
130
11 In Da Clubs 144
144
12 How to Make Love like a Rabbit 152
152
21 PostBunnydom 239
239
Epilogue 247
247
Thank You 251
251
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About the author (2006)

Izabella St. James is a writer and an actress and has never considered herself a "model." She and her pet menagerie live in Los Angeles. She holds a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and is still hoping to use it one day. She is currently working on her second book.

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