One of the most popular and best-known Playboy pin-ups ever, Shannon Tweed burst on the scene in the 80s as Playmate of the Year and Hugh Hefner's love interest. She soon became a successful actress, appearing in countless movies and television series. She met Gene Simmons at a party at the Playboy Mansion, and they lived happily ever after with their two children, Nick and Sophie. Told in her own straightforward, no-holds-barred style, Kiss and Tell is a backstage pass to life at the Playboy Mansion, a behind-the-scenes view of one of the biggest rock stars in the world, and the experience of raising two kids in front of the camera.
©2006 Shannon Tweed; (P)2006 Phoenix Audio
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
I haven't listened to too many biographies, so this is one of my first. I became interested in Shannon & Gene from watching their TV show Family Jewels, so to hear a bit of background about how she became who she is today was really interesting to me. The fact she also narrated her own book was a plus for me. I also loved the foreword by Gene Simmons himself and I was laughing out loud at my work at some of the things he was saying. These people are very real and love to laugh and that brings laughter to my life. It's nice to get to know Shannon better because I really didn't know much about her.
i was a little disappointed. i recently read dirty rocker boys and thought this book would detail the relationship between shannon and gene nore in depth. i thought she would discus the reality show and effects of life on their relationship
The Book Chick
Shannon Tweed makes me laugh, cry , and want to be her friend. Entertaining and thought-provoking. Fantastic.
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
I've always been a Shannon Tweed fan, both from her Playboy days and her movie career. So I picked this up with interest.
The audiobook was interesting. Shannon is the reader, telling her own story. She talks about her childhood, then spends quite a bit of time talking about the Playboy years, and then jumps to her family life with Gene Simmons. That's about it. Most of the book dwells on boyfriends and relationships that she's had, and very little on her professional or celebrity career (in film, tv, and modelling).
Not bad, but I would have liked to hear a lot more about her movie career.
Sanitized, just a old bunny, D-list actress justifying her existence. Cured my interest in celebrity private lives
"A fascinating look at B list Hollywood"
Shannon's descriptions of growing up in Canada, her sense of humour - she often laughs at herself
I enjoyed the 80s section - Shannon's burgeoning career in Hollywood and her lack of pretension about it. I liked her respect for Hugh Hefner but also respected how she never took the Playboy mansion seriously.
Her reveries - small moments where she is reading and seems to recall the event at the same time. It comes out in her reading.
I laughed often. It isn't a particular emotional book - Shannon never really plays for sympathy though there are poignant memories.
It won't be for everyone. Shannon is not particularly famous but her story was interesting from beginning to end.
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