Sliding Into Home

She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy.


Author: Kendra Wilkinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439180938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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KENDRA BARES ALL Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinson’s care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that she’s moved out of the world’s most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank Baskett and mother to their newborn son, we’ve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey. She wasn’t always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didn’t give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance. Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. If you think you’ve seen all of Kendra, think again. She’s only warming up. . . .

Sliding into Home

Ryan Carlyle seemed to make a special point of ignoring her as he moved up in the line behind home plate. “Remember, one hand on the bat,” Coach Carlyle called as a boy with a buzz cut stepped up to the bag at third.


Author: Dori Hillestad Butler

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480467088

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 218

View: 314

An adolescent girl learns that realizing a dream requires a good deal more than stubborn, steely resolve as she risks everything to follow her heart It’s not fair! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She loves to watch it, read about it, and, most of all, play it. But when her family moves from Minneapolis to the small town of Greendale, Iowa, she quickly discovers that there are strict rules preventing her from playing on the school baseball team. At Hoover Middle School, only boys play baseball. Girls play softball. It’s not the same sport! Joelle tries to tell everyone. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle—even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league, he doesn’t want her on his team. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach—she wants Joelle to use her big-league swing to benefit the girls’ team. Not her new friend, Elizabeth, who is growing tired of her complaints. Not even Jason, her older brother, who is too busy at college to be of much help. But Joelle is determined to play baseball. And through some creative problem-solving and surprising alliances, she finds a solution to her dilemma that brings the disputing sides together . . . and baseball to the girls of Greendale. Author Dori Butler has created a high-spirited, indomitable character that young girls will admire and root for in this story of frustrated ambition and ultimate triumph.

The Awakening of a Surgeon

You canuse recessed bases in the infield just like you use for home plate. Yousee few injuries from sliding into home plate. Here we ran into another problem.On recreational fields, you only haveone umpire. There's no umpire at second ...


Author: David H Janda

Publisher: Spry Publishing

ISBN: 9781587267024

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 685

Sports-related injuries have become a public health epidemic. Twelve million student athletes will suffer a sports-related injury this year. Nearly two million injuries will be in recreational softball games and baseball games. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The Awakening of a Surgeon outlines 20 strategies that can be implemented in every community to drastically reduce the possibility of injury and death.

Being Kendra

While Being Kendra is full of humor and true stories that women can relate to, it’s also a heartrending look at Kendra’s very personal journey through some dark places, including a private struggle with postpartum depression and a very ...


Author: Kendra Wilkinson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062091208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 788

In the intimate follow up to her New York Times bestselling memoir Sliding Into Home, Kendra Wilkinson reveals the naked truth about her life after Playboy—the secrets behind regaining her trademark sexy body, the trials of her life as a new mother, the tricks of sustaining her long-distance romance with Hank, and her busy adventures juggling the needs of her husband and baby with the demands of her hit TV career. As fans of Dancing with the Stars and Girls Next Door know, Kendra is able to tell it like it is, baring everything she’s learned about love, hardship, body image, and perseverance, all with the infectious optimism that the world loves her for.

Surviving Little League

Sin number six means you failed to inflict damage on the catcher when sliding into home plate . The purpose of sliding into home is to cause the opponent's catcher to yank off his equipment and make a request to his coach to play right ...


Author: Les Edgerton

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589790677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 717

A humorous look at the experiences and people connected with Little League baseball.

Chronology of Latin Americans in Baseball 1871 2015

The second-year right fielder tacked on added flair to the game's most infrequent home run by circling the bases and sliding into home plate to score the winning run. In what will be referred to, in later times, as a “walkoff” home run, ...


Author: Lou Hernández

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622361

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 257

This combination reference book and history covers the inroads and achievements made on professional ball fields by Latin American athletes, the Major Leagues’ greatest international majority. Following an “on this date in Hispanic baseball history” format, the author takes a commemorative look at generations of players from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, from the earliest pioneers through the well-known stars of today. There are two appendices: first Latinos by franchise; and an extensive chronological listing of Latino milestones by country. The book is fully indexed by players, teams, ballparks, and other contributors to Latino baseball history.

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports

Tragically, Heath broke his ankle sliding into home shortly before the 1948 season ended and lost his only chance to play in a World Series. He saw limited service with Boston in 1949, but an injured leg and advancing age forced him to ...


Author: David L. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313284311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 811

View: 925

The sixth volume of the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, this supplement includes entries on 616 major figures in baseball, football, basketball, and other sports.

Missing in the Hollows

He came running past her like the wind and slid on the floor like a baseball player sliding into home base. But his home base was his food dish. Faith filled up his bowl, and then she sat at the table to have a breakfast of granola and ...


Author: Patricia Komar

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480825253

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 194

View: 978

A student goes missing from Hollow Hills Middle School. Students report seeing Callie in the early morning hours sitting in the hallway. And that was the last time anyone saw her. Even the police cannot find any leads. Teachers ask students to report any information. Has she become a runaway? Sounds like a quest for the Hollow Hills Explorers. Go along with the Hollow Hills Explorers--Dalton, Faith, Finn, and Oliver--as they follow the trail and the evidence that Callie left behind. Even though Faith was bullied by Callie in a scheme to make her look bad in front of the whole school and her boyfriend, Dalton, Faith and Dalton will use their tracking dogs, Spirit and Keeper, to help find her. As Callie wrestles with her own conscience and finds herself surrounded by strange, mysterious, paranormal phenomena as she struggles to survive, the Hollow Hills Explorers and Spirit and Keeper follow their noses to discover a mysterious portal at the front door of the school--and they might be the first dogs to travel to other times and dimensions! Join the Hollow Hills Explorers in the second book of the Hollow Hills Explorers series as they tackle exciting new adventures involving survival, mystery, paranormal happenings, time travel, and meteor showers.

Everything Happens in Chillicothe

A Summer in the Frontier League with Max McLeary, the One-Eyed Umpire Mike Shannon ... When you're in a one-run ballgame, last of the ninth, and you have the home team's base runner sliding into home, and you call him out, ...


Author: Mike Shannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786416943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 688

"One thing about Max was that he was about as well-adjusted to his disability, if you want to call it that, as anyone could be... He even used his eye once to shut up an obnoxious high school coach. After he'd heard all the complaining he wanted to hear, Max took his eye out of the socket and handed it to the stunned coach, saying, 'You want to umpire this game? Here, be my guest.'" Everything Happens in Chillicothe is an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at the lowest rung of professional baseball, and a biography of Max McLeary, the one-eyed umpire and a most intriguing individual. Author Mike Shannon spent the 2000 Frontier League season attending games with McLeary and gives his account of the season here. The book speaks volumes about umpiring as a profession, relationships (particularly between Max and his estranged son, a minor league player; between Max and his long-suffering wife Patty; and between Max and his umpiring partner Jim Schaly), life in small-town America, and the various people connected with the Chillicothe Paints and other teams in the Frontier League. Many humorous and poignant stories, are told here for the first time, by McLeary, Schaly, and others.