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Confessions of a Video Vixen | [Karrine Steffans]

Confessions of a Video Vixen

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.
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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 multi-platinum 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 skim the surface of Karrine's life.

This memoir, part tell-all, part cautionary tale, shows how Karrine 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 26. By sharing her emotionally charged story, she hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry.

©2005 Karrine Steffans; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    Lito Da Critic Silver Spring, MD USA 07-11-05
    Lito Da Critic Silver Spring, MD USA 07-11-05 Listener Since 2000
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    "It ishard to stop listening to this one"

    This audiobook is not just about who she slept with and isn't a tell all to expose everyone she has been with. I was surprised that this audiobook had me listening for nearly 6 hours straight with hardly no breaks. She tells her story well, and what a good story it is. I don't want to give away a thing, but you have to check it out yourself. By the time you finish, you are going to hate her mother, Some guy named Rodney and Kool G Rap for the pain they put this woman through. Check it out, I don't think you'll be dissapointed. I felt the need to actually review this one because it was that good.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Lashuan Jacobus, PA, USA 07-25-05
    Lashuan Jacobus, PA, USA 07-25-05
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    "Excellent"

    This is the first audiobook I have ever listened to and I have not attempted to read a book in several years. I found this book to be very interesting and exciting. In fact I Iistened to the entire story in one sitting, as the almost 6 hours past I could not believe it was almost dawn as the story completed. I was able to imagine just about every scene as it occurred. Identifying with the individuals Karrine spoke of made the story that much more intreging. Hearing this story has made me very eager to purchased more audiobooks...so eager that I joined audible.com as a premier member. I have nothing to compare this story to, as I am a first time listener, but I find it to be excellent, detailed, and in awe that someone could have such a extreme life. I was additionally impressed that the narrator is Karrine herself! I am recommending this audiobook to all adults especially those interested in the "celebrity life". I gave it a well deserved 5 stars!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Misslexia33 08-02-15
    Misslexia33 08-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If I hear her pronounce "ask" as "axe" one more..."

    Couldn't finish. Painfully melodramatic and overreaching. It could have been written by a second grader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shopper24 05-16-12
    Shopper24 05-16-12
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    "Funny for all the wrong reasons."
    What would have made Confessions of a Video Vixen better?

    If the author had gone through therapy before writing both of her books, it would have made an incredible difference - how many times can you count the solid declarations that she makes about her relationship with Bill Maher...only to completely reverse her opinion on the relationship again and again? I found way too many instances in which she was an absolute hypocrite in her personal relationships while preaching the necessity and value of morality in her new life as a successful author.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karrine Steffans again?

    I have - I listened to "Confessions of a Video Vixen" and it blew me away for all the wrong reasons. I could not believe Steffans' reasoning for intentionally becoming pregnant by her allegedly violent boyfriend because she believed that the baby would provide her with the strength to leave. Instead, that poor child was treated as a sponge to soak up the violent family dynamic and Steffans' admitted repeated abandonment of her own son.

    Time and time again she proves that she is an incredibly smart woman that could have been successful in any job that she set her focus on despite her painful childhood. Becoming addicted to a lifestyle that she couldn't afford then complaining that the men that she prostituted herself to should have given her extra money when she needed it was absurd. She knew that the crowd she ran with were only there to use her as a party girl/professional mistress, yet is stunned when it happens to her.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Steffans was a fantastic narrator - her performance is thoroughly engaging...almost as much as her convoluted logic behind the abandonment of her son and making the responsibility of her financial downfall be rectified by the shady characters that she chose to become intimately involved with.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    All three. I'm glad that she has become a successful author, but I wish I could dispatch a therapist immediately to help her deal with her own admitted lies and manipulations she employed to get what she wanted. The people that she actively sought out to indulge in a dangerous life were cold and calculating men that repeatedly showed their true nature to her, a fact of which she admitted herself. She became one of them as well, but still blames them for the choices she willingly made at the expense of her own son.


    Any additional comments?

    I find it fascinating and have listened to both of her audiobooks many times since purchasing it because to me it is a captivating memoir of a beautiful but mentally ill and toxic person that repeatedly ruins her own success and relationships. Both books are psychological profiles to me instead of memoirs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melva L. Mack 03-12-12 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy getting lost in a great book! My favorites are eclectic, horror, romance, kids books with a few autobiographies thrown in for fun!

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    "Oh dear God, to have back the hours..."
    What would have made Confessions of a Video Vixen better?

    EVERYTHING! I needed to have some soul and depth. It seemed very surface, but the details were ok, but really her try at erotic writing so was not there.


    What was most disappointing about Karrine Steffans’s story?

    Her writing. Maybe after a few more writting classes, we could get a better story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By reading it. I think if she has chosen a narrator other than herself, that would be the ticket


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawnda Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-12-11
    Shawnda Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Good Book - Bad Narration"

    A lot of things have been said about Karrine Steffans in the media both good and bad. I chose this book after watching an account of abuses of females in the Hip Hop culture. After reading this however, I have changed my perception of her as a victim. She's really a self serving egomaniac who believes that she was put on this earth to be taken care of and helped out.

    Whether an effect of her early childhood abuse or not is anyone's guess but she's reading her own story here (badly might I add) and really does play the victim while at the same time admitting to having used sex to manipulate men in to taking care of her, giving her money and paying her bills. I do find it courageous that she was willing to call out all of the men who she had affairs with over the years. A very interesting read if you can get over the bad narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Priscilla fargo, ND, USA 10-22-05
    Priscilla fargo, ND, USA 10-22-05 Member Since 2015
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    "just awful"

    this is one of the worst books I've ever read/listen to. The book starts off strong, but the storyline and who she slept with and,when just fell apart. the book is full of contradictions, I found it amazing how this author even kept up with herself. And quite the contrary it certainly is a kiss and tell. I thought I was reading a story of how the hip hop industry took advantage of a young girl, but in listening to the story that idea is questionable? it was very difficult to feel anything for the "character", because you get the feeling that she telling the story more for the sensationalism then really telling a story to "help" other young girls, and someone should have tutored her on how to narrate a book, there were several mispronounced words and someone needs to tell her that it is "ask" not "axe". the content of the books mostly tells how she role played her way through this part of her life, thinking she was something she was not. and sadly she is doing it again with this book.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 08-20-15
    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 08-20-15 Member Since 2012

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    "the things you don't know about celebrities. .."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Mmm that's a tricky one.. On one hand yes because it was interesting to hear about her life story and her struggle making it in the industry and on the other hand I was not really impressed having to hear about all the people she was having sex with..


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    You can't really change someone's life story to make it enjoyable, it is what it is..


    What aspect of Karrine Steffans’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing. She is the woman she is today because of her struggles, her love, and her hurt. I wouldn't change it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    None..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 06-20-15
    Donna 06-20-15
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    "Great"

    Couldn't stop listening really touch me. I look at karrine steffins different now happy she moved on!

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    Gabrielle 05-12-15
    Gabrielle 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Just ok"

    I feel Karrine made her own problems and felt everyone should give her hand outs. She's one of thousands who've had a life like this and I don't see anything spectacular about it. The beginning was mostly about her younger life and hating her mother. Then, she goes on to explain how she basically gave her "candy" to any man who'd financially support her or make her name known, like Shaq, Jay Z, Bobby, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Ray J, Usher, Fred Durst, P. Diddy (Sean Combs), just to name a few. She hasn't had a REAL job and I don't feel sorry for her dusty self at all. Spending all that time with these men who give two shyts about u, while u let ur nanny and her family raise him. Poor child will be crushed when he's old enuf to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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