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Confessions of a Video Vixen
Confessions of a Video Vixen
Author: Karrine Steffans, Karen Hunter
Glass vases filled with marbles crashed all around us as he began tossing linens from the bed. As the marbles scattered, we laughed in unison ... I remember the exact moment that I first laid on my back for him ... My legs were wrapped around his waist and just before his body was to merge with mine, I noticed his upper right chest. On it wa...  more » Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once sought-after sexy siren who appeared in the music videos of multiplatinum hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J. A top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when acclaimed director F. Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the movie and music video sets, swanky Miami and New York restaurants, and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only skims the surface of Karrine's life. This memoir -- part tell all, part cautionary tale -- shows how Karrinne came to be the confidante of so many, why she kept their secrets, and how she found herself in Hollywood after a life marked by physical abuse, rape, and drugs -- all before she was twenty-six. By sharing her emotionally charged story, she hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry.
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ISBN-13: 9780060842420
ISBN-10: 0060842423
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 224
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2.7 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Amistad
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I typically enjoy celebrity tell-alls, but this was not one of my favorites. For me, Karrine did not come off as the least bit likable. She seemed to blame her wild life and mistakes she made on her upbringing. And while she may not have had the best childhood, there are plenty of people who have had equally poor upbringings, yet have gone on to become well adjusted and responsible adults. It was glaringly obvious that she had poor self-esteem, but I still found it difficult to feel sorry for her...
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Helpful Score: 4
Even though the sensationalism in this book didn't shock me, however, it was a very engaging read. I read it in less than 24 hours because I always wanted to know what was going to happen to her next. I think my only concern with this book would be those younger, more impressionable ladies that might read this book and instead of learning from Karrine's mistakes, might somehow look up to her as a "shero" of some sort. She paints a very exciting, yet destructive lifestyle and I don't reccomend this book to young ladies under 16 years old.
samanthachels avatar reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 137 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I was so not impressed. I read A LOT and this book was a complete waste of my time. this book is about her bragging about all the high profile guys she has "Done" and does not really touch on child she neglected and how she has over come her abusive life.
ilovebooksanddogs avatar reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 356 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I am surprised I was even able to finish this book. The woman really needs to get a life, be a better parent and stop writing trash!
Shannatram avatar reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book started out strong, and fizzled out toward the end. The big problem is that she constantly states that her book is a cautionary tale for young women, but she really doesn't seem to learn any lessons or change her behavior. She was treated poorly by most of the men she slept with, but never decided to change her behavior. If it wasn't boasted as a cautionary tale it probably would have been more entertaining, instead it's frustrating because the reader is left waiting for her revelation/change of heart/whatever and is left with nothing but the same behaviors with weak justification. Again, if it was just her personal memoirs, it would be a mediocre book with a sad story, but her insistence that she learned some kind of hidden lesson makes it seem like a waste.
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babyjulie avatar reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 336 more book reviews
Eh. I read this when it first came out and I wasn't impressed. She really didn't give any dirt on anyone and was very secretive about some things. It made me think some of them never happened and it's all wishful thinking on her part.
She basically shows that she's just like her nickname, Superhead, a ho. I feel sorry for her son the most.
Everything was someone else's fault- nothing was her fault even though she's screwing half of Hollywood. Hmmmm.
As a sidenote- her second book sucked even more. I hear she's writing a third. After this and the second, which is absolute garbage and was solely written because she knew she make money since people would buy it, I won't give her anymore of my money or time.
She can be a ho without me reading about it.
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I thought it was a good easy read. It jumps around in the story telling but a great book for gossip lovers.
reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 15 more book reviews
i read this all in one morning, but i really enjoyed it. whether or not all of superhead's stories are the true account or contain only partial truths, it was an interesting glimpse into her life, and i can see why it was on the best seller's list for so long.
meshathediva avatar reviewed Confessions of a Video Vixen on + 8 more book reviews
Total disappointment. She made herself sound dumber than I already thought she was. I would not waste my time with this one. Take it from me. After the 3rd chapter, I knew this was a piece of crap. Why would you tell the world HOW DUMB you are!!!! Ugh like i said a total waste and so is the other book video vixen.
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Despite what you may think of her or her lifestyle, the book is very entertaining.