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 .