The Real Girl Next Door by Denise Richards

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...Richards punts on saying anything remotely revealing on what really happened with Charlie Sheen.
-The Hollywood Reporter



We’ve read the scandalous headlines, watched her sexy breakout performances in Starship Troopers and Wild Things, and seen her many public faces on her reality television show—the beautiful vixen, the devoted mother, the hard-working entertainer, and the fun-loving friend. But how well do we really know Denise Richards?

Like so many small-town girls, she dreamed of making it big in Hollywood. But following a painful, high-profile divorce from Charlie Sheen, she found herself raising their two young daughters alone as her mother was dying of cancer. Denise writes openly and honestly about these experiences and more: she lets you in on her childhood dreams, her fated move to Hollywood with her close-knit family, her rise to fame, the pressures of living in the spotlight, and the controversy surrounding her relationships. Through it all, she managed to keep her sense of humor and optimism.

She offers an up-close and personal look at her most intimate battle scars and the lessons she’s learned as she’s healed and grown. Denise’s story will resonate with anyone who has had to look within herself to find strength and courage when life is throwing curveballs.

Inspiring and uplifting, raw and revealing, Denise finally lets her fans in on the resilient woman behind the bombshell persona, the person her friends and family already know: The Real Girl Next Door.

About Denise Richards

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Born outside of Chicago, Denise Richards began working as a fashion model and moved to L.A. after she graduated from high school. She landed parts in both TV and movies, and gave breakthrough performances in Starship Troopers (1997) with Casper Van Dien, Wild Things (1998) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), in which she plays a Bond Girl. She also was in Undercover Brother (2002) with Eddie Griffin and appeared in Scary Movie 3 (2003). She was the star of E!’s Denise Richards: It’s Complicated in 2008 and 2009 and will star in a film in December 2010 called Mother’s Little Helpers. She also has a recurring role in the second season of Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State in 2011.
Published July 26, 2011 by Gallery Books. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Aug 14 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Mona Elyafi on Sep 23 2011 inspirational and empowering life-story that will definitely resonate with readers of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds.

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Reviewed by Naughty But Nice Rob on Jul 29 2011

...Denise Richards makes sure to divulge just enough so that she's got a page-turner on her hands, without revealing all of her secrets.

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The Hollywood Reporter

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on Jul 26 2011

...Richards punts on saying anything remotely revealing on what really happened with Charlie Sheen.

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Hollywood Jesus

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Reviewed by Brock & DeArmond on Nov 15 2011

I just felt a little unsatisfied. Like she had kept a wall up...

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