Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages

You are six years old. 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.

You have your own room. You have new friends. You have an uncle Hef who's always there for you.

Welcome to the world of Playground, the true story of a young girl who grew up inside the Playboy Mansion. By the 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. Schoolwork, family, and "ordinary people" had no meaning behind the iron gates of the Mansion, where celebrities frolicked, pool parties abounded, and her own father—Hugh Hefner's personal physician and best friend, the man nicknamed "Dr. Feel Good"—typically held court.

Every day was a party, every night was an adventure, and through it all was a young girl falling faster and faster down the rabbit hole—trying desperately hard not to get lost.

 

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

Immensely readable, but so sad. Compelling, but heartbreaking. Jennifer Saginor's father is Hugh Hefner's doctor and often at the mansion. She and her sister grow up spending much time at the mansion ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob.Larson - LibraryThing

An interesting read, if you want to know what's going on behind the doors of the mansion; some of it is really wild and crazy. I admire the author for her candor, it must have been difficult to write. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
27
Section 4
41
Section 5
63
Section 6
69
Section 7
77
Section 8
87
Section 13
141
Section 14
155
Section 15
175
Section 16
193
Section 17
203
Section 18
209
Section 19
233
Section 20
247

Section 9
103
Section 10
105
Section 11
121
Section 12
127
Section 21
251
Section 22
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About the author (2009)

Jennifer Saginor was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she still lives. She has worked in production and development at Spelling Entertainment, Miramax Films, and the Motion Picture Corporation of America.

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