LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When you have a hit reality show like "The Girls Next Door," three girlfriends and one of them is the best relationship of your life, plus you have an iconic magazine and live in the Playboy Mansion, then of course, life is good. Hugh Hefner says at 81, this is one of the best years of his life. He says he's always held on to his dreams. He says even when he was in grade school, he was a non-conformist who had a lot of drive. He started a school paper. And, he got in trouble for drawing cartoons instead of studying. Hefner sees a straight line between that school paper and the cartoons, to Playboy years later. Hefner is one of 80 celebs who's written a personal essay in a new book called "80: Our Most Famous 80-Year-Olds Reveal Why They Never Felt So Young."
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