Most wouldn't understand why I liked the memoir by Karrine Steffans "Confessions of a Video Vixen" because it's so graphic and explicit. Honestly, I like it because of those reasons alone. Often, we are afraid to be tell it like it is writers due to what others may say about us but this woman shows her attitude towards caring about others opinion. Her truth is what she did and experience during the times she was a video vixen. Her ways of going about making money to provide for her son may have been a little over the top but in the world we live in today so many people would do anything to make a dollar, it's sad but it's life. Yes we all know there are other ways to provide but this woman felt she had no other way. She basically played roles in the videos of many well known rappers but outside of just being one of the girls in their video, she pursued sexual relationships with many of these men she worked for as a way of getting money, clothes, and a place to live. Some fell for her and wanted a real relationship with her, while others used and abused her. She also ruined a few families because many of these men were married. The catharsis that I received from her memoir is that yes we can all do many things as far as manipulating our way to the top but in the end you will be the one left in heartache and with a bad reputation.
The link to a brief description of her memoir is http://www.byroncrawford.com/2005/07/superhead_karri.html