Holly Madison Memoir: Dark Days Inside Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion

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Holly Madison has penned a memoir that takes readers inside her time at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion as one of his Playboy bunnies. Called Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, Holly Madison reportedly 'lifts the veil' on some of the shocking aspects of having been one of Hugh Hefner's live-in girlfriends.

"I’m excited to finally share my story and what I’ve learned from my personal experiences both inside and outside of the Playboy Mansion," Madison told Us Weekly. "I think my stories will surprise people and I’m looking forward to lifting the veil of mystique and clearing up the misconceptions so often associated with my life."

One of the misconceptions the Girls Next Door star no doubt wants to clear up is the notion that life inside the Playboy mansion was all fun and games. In fact, she contemplated suicide at least once during her time living there.

"Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare," the promotional material for Holly Madison's book states. "After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide."

Amazon.com, just one of the outlets that will sell Holly Madison's book, writes that within its pages, Holly Madison “opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself. With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars.”

Life is much different--and considerably better--for Holly Madison these days. She is married to Pasquale Rotella, and together their are raising their little girl, Rainbow.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison will be released for sale on June 23rd. Do you expect she'll have a best-seller on her hands as she shares a few things Hugh Hefner might prefer the entire world didn't know?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.