Confessions of a Video Vixen

Confessions of a Video Vixen

3.8 339

Hardcover

$23.12 $24.95 Save 7% Current price is $23.12, Original price is $24.95. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans, Karen Hunter, Karen Hunter

Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry - from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life - to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood - all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060842420
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Karrine Steffans is a former hip hop music video feature star who made the transition into film as an actress co-starring opposite action star Vin Diesel and veteran actor Lorenz Tate in the hit film, A Man Apart. She lives in southern California with her son.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Confessions of a Video Vixen 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 339 reviews.
Tina-Bee More than 1 year ago
I've always wanted to read this book, but I was too chicken to buy it until now. What can I say about it? Well I feel very sorry for the life Karrine had to live. Physical, mental, and emotional abuse to the point of having to run away is the worst thing that can happen to a person IMO, but this is not why I pity her. Back to the book itself. The writing was choppy and sometimes confusing. It felt like I was reading something that a fourth grader wrote. Things were repeated over and over like she had to remind the reader of what just happened. That got annoying. Now to the reason why I pity Karrine Steffans. Two words: child abuser! How in God's name was this woman blessed with such a beautiful child to only abandon him for months at a time while she pursued a life of sex, drugs, and hip hop? Plus I can't stand needy women who always have their hands out for men to help them when they could (if they truly wanted to) pull themselves out and get on with their life. I almost felt like Karrine felt entitled to the money, cars, and homes that those rappers, NBA stars, and music moguls paid for. What exactly had she done to earn all of that? Nothing substantial I can tell you that. I don't recommend this book. It's shallow and vapid and while Steffans says she's writing it for those young women who want to get into the business I can't help, but feel like she's only doing this to deter future competition. Hey Karrine your hayday has come and gone! Time to wrap it up and go home to your child!
booklover02062 More than 1 year ago
I just didn't like it. She jumps around too much. It's lacks consistency. I actually returned the book!
ShakespeareInLove More than 1 year ago
I felt for her since she was young and didn't have a good upbringing...but as she indulges herself in the hollywood life, I'm sorry to say that she knew right from wrong, and she ended up using sex to get things she desired.....I'm glad to know that she straightened her life out for now, and hope she stays on the right track for her childs' sake. Glad I bought it on the bargain shelf, the only thing a teenager can really learn from this book is when she snuck out to meet boys at a young age and told her story of how she was first raped by friends of a friend. This would have frightened me enough not to want to have sex with anyone, but she used her body and sexyiness to whooh men and get extravegant gifts, before she realized they all used her.....like I said, glad she found god and changed her life. I would not recommend this book, as I quickly was glad when I got to the last page. I hate not finishing a book once I start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are people are so upset about the writing in the book. I haven't read it but people should remember she ran away from home as a teenager! What makes you think she knew how to write well enough for a book?
aj95 More than 1 year ago
"Confessions." is such an amazing story. I think it was very courageous of Karrine Steffans to share her struggles; this story needed to be known. Karrine tells in "Confession..." how she started off like anybody body else except to an abusive mother and for the most part absent father. She ran away and to make money to support herself. She meets rapper Kool G Rap while stripping and her life just becomes a roller coaster of hardships. Her story has really opened my eyes. I like so many girls my age (15 yrs) dream of being rich and famous. Going to lavish parties, wearing designer shoes and clothes, the whole bit. But what "Confessions." taught me that having those aspirations are good but at what price? One chapter called "I Choose Life" was especially moving because Karrine turned to God in her time of despair to get her life back on the right track, which made me realize I need to be more in tune with my faith and so should everyone else. "Confession." was not only a good story to read but it also talks about celebrities we love and sometime envy. I learned how people who seem to have everything material wise, are empty emotionally and unhappy. To conclude, Confessions of a Video Vixen is a good story about trials, tribulations and hardships and could really inspire people like parts of the book did me.
ScorpioNY More than 1 year ago
With all the hype and attention this book received, I decided to buy it for myself and find out what it was all about. It was a quick read, I read the book in less than 4 hours. Although, I expected much more details, it was very insightful. You learn much about her character and her lack of self-esteem and where it all stems from. In this novel, you will also see that she is just another woman who lacks depth and confidence in herself. She describes her sex life with many celebrities and how she felt "loved" by them. Regardless of the dirt that was described in the novel, it is a very interesting read because it sheds light on her feelings as well as the disgusting men she has dealt with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was simply OKAY. I recieved this book as a X-mas gift and I really wish they would have kept the receipt! The book is simply details of a whore's adventure and her famous clientele. Nobody cares what kind of furniture Shaq picked out for you! Nobody cares that Ice-t was ur sugerdaddy! but i will say, it was interesting to read about a certain hip-hop mogul gay tendencies...i havent read the second book and i dont tend too! nice try superhead!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book with a picture in mind of a strong Black woman mistreated in the entertainment business.Instead I read a book by a woman scorned by her previous escapades and revolving door of lovers. I ended up feeling sorry for her son who was being raised by his nanny and her family verses is victim playing mother. This woman gives a bad name to every woman who uses videos as a stepping ground to other things. She needs to stop placing the blame on others and own up to the fact that she is an opportunist and trying to use her sexuality to land a man to take care of her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted this book so bad due to all the hype I heard, I read it in about 3 days. She was just all over the place with her story, in and out of everything. I did not get her big message she wanted to give to girls going through what she went through. Overall it was just a book to expose the Men in the industry. Which I did enjoy, and laughed at a few of the situations but I counted 17 men she slept with in this book and my only question is who the hell is PaPa?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is She I Mean Everbody aays shes a whore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing story about survival and success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste ur money ..is all I'm going to say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It was definitly a page turner.. The 2nd book wasnt as good as this, it was just okay. But this book was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow thats all i can really say.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great way on giving me the details on th guys never knew gurl;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Would have liked more gossip and details
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But the dedication is ro her son !! Unbelievable.. but overall 5 STARS