The Vegas Diaries - Holly Madison

The Vegas Diaries

By Holly Madison

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 116 Ratings


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.


  • Vegas diaries

    By pennylivestiger
    I love holly Madison she invented herself and finally found what she was looking for a very powerful woman. I wish her the best things in life
  • I loved this book

    By Alysgomez
    Very enjoyable read, just like hollys other book.. down the rabit hole. I love the way she describes things and shares her personal feelings about the difficulties of life. Many of which I can relate to
  • Great book!

    By YoungTessie
    Could not put this book down and read it in three days.
  • Eh...

    By Khal K!ll$
    While an interesting read, it is way shorter than the previous book. The Hef stories sprinkled in add a little length but not much substance. They sound like recycled stories from first book. It ends rather abruptly. It's just ok.
  • Vegas Diaries

    By Wood54ollie
    I'm confused, she wants to put the whole Playboy/Hefner thing behind her but she keeps talking about it. Hypocrite.
  • Should have been called "dating diaries"

    By Britt250
    It's good but not as great as down the rabbit hole. But if you watched Hollys world and saw peep show it is interesting. But all in all it's basically a look into every relationship she had up until getting married. It's funny she thinks so hard on herself and being associated with playboy etc.. I really saw her for an independent women back after she left the mansion and in this book she really really continuously talks about how everyone just associated her with that. That is her perception of the publics eye about her but I never felt that vibe, my perception was always thinking it was so cool she took what she was given and ran with it and did her own thing and made her own name for herself. I hope she reads this and realizes not everyone thought of her as just some ex girlfriend of hef.