Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

by Jennifer Saginor
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Playground: A Childhood Lost inside the Playboy Mansion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
The Playboy Mansion conjures images of the ultimate adult playground. Frolicking playmates enjoy the fun and sun of California living while men of all ages simply ogle. What is fascinating in the book Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion by Jennifer Saginor is that you get a firsthand account of someone who grew up there. Her father, affectionately known as Dr. Feel Good, was friends the Mr. Playboy himself, Hugh Hefner and also served as the in house plastic surgeon and general doctor. His magical hands would improve these beautiful women into the dream woman. The book starts off with her tagging along with her recently divorced dad and venturing into the infamous grotto, where she witnesses the secret of the birds and the bees with non other than John Belushi. The book moves fast and as she grows up in this adult playground she becomes part of the scene and is witness to some eye opening adventures. She finds and loses love and in the end decides to chart her own course. What is intriguing how time stands still on the hallow Playboy mansion grounds. With all the recent focus on the Playboy mystique, this book is a candid peek into life behind the iron fence at the Playboy mansion before the Girls Next Door made it fashionable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was one of the best books ive read in a long time! i would reccomend this book to almost anyone. i finished the book in 2 sittings, (2 days) once i picked it up, i didnt want ot put it down. yes parts were very disturbing, but very well written about. i think it was great of the author to write the book, to let others in her shoes, know they arent alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Jennifer Saginor is one that is exciting and mundane at the same time. She gives such a detailed account of the lifestyle that she was forced into, that at times I would actually have to put the book down and shake off my adrenaline rush. The reader walks in Jennifer's shoes as she gets berated by her father or snorts lines of cocaine into all hours of the night. Jennifer tells you what designer she was wearing, what song was playing, and the levels of undress that everyone around her was in. You also learn about the various combinations of drugs that she and her counterparts all enjoyed and despite the newness of everything, it was really all the same. It reveals how lonely and isolated her father had made her life. I would recommend this book to readers that are open-minded, sympathetic, and curious about the lifestyles of the wealthy and elegantly wasted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while I was in australia with my field hockey team, and by the end of the trip the whole team had read it...if you enjoy books about high profile,out of control, fast paced lifestyles you will def love this one. The drama, drugs and sex never stops which seems a little twisted yet you can't put it down.
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This book starts off well although midway through it starts to get irksome & tiresome. What a spoiled, whiney, brat she truly is! Do your self a favor save your money & skip this one!
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The book is exceptionally interesting, who doesn't wish to have a look inside the playboy mansion especially from the eyes of a child? I do warn future readers though that the father daughter relationship in this book is quite disturbing and at times made me feel uneasy. The father seems like he would have no problem going incestuous with his daughter and has no problem belittling his other daughter and ex wife which obviously explains the sexual orientation and personality of the writer herself. even more so to get a look at how things went down at the playboy mansion in the early 80's/late 70's it's all so intriguing it was hard to put the book down regardless of all the ahem strange moments she shared with her father it was nevertheless a good read.
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Joyce Kewley More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Fast easy read!
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