A Jaw Dropping Story Of How A Girl From The Suburbs Ends Up In A Prince S Harem, And Emerges From The Secret Xanadu Both Richer And Wiser At Eighteen, Jillian Lauren Was An NYU Theater School Dropout With A Tip About An Upcoming Audition The Casting Director Told Her That A Rich Businessman In Singapore Would Pay Pretty American Girls , If They Stayed For Two Weeks To Spice Up His Parties Soon, Jillian Was On A Plane To Borneo, Where She Would Spend The Next Eighteen Months In The Harem Of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, Youngest Brother Of The Sultan Of Brunei, Leaving Behind Her Gritty East Village Apartment For A Palace With Rugs Laced With Gold And Trading Her Band Of Artist Friends For A Coterie Of Backstabbing Beauties More Than Just A Sexy Read Set In An Exotic Land, Some Girls Is Also The Story Of How A Rebellious Teen Found Herself And The Courage To Meet Her Birth Mother And Eventually Adopt A Baby Boy
Jillian is the author of the new memoir, EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED, the New York Times bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS My Life in a Harem, and the novel, PRETTY, all from Plume Penguin SOME GIRLS, which chronicles her time spent in the harem of the Prince of Brunei, has been translated into eighteen languages.EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED is the story of Jillian s most radical act learning the steadying power of love when she and her rock star husband adopt an Ethiopian child with special needs Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle, Flaunt Magazine, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Salon, and many other publications Her work has been widely anthologized, including in The Moth Anthology and True Tales of Lust and Love.Jillian is a regular storyteller with The Moth and performs at spoken word and storytelling events across the country She did a Tedx talk at Chapman University in 2014 She has been interviewed on The View, Good Morning America and Howard Stern, to name a few.She blogs at Today Moms on MSNBC, The Huffington Post and JillianLauren.com, which was named a top 100 mom blog of 2012 by Babble Magazine.Jillian is married to Scott Shriner, the bass player for Weezer They live in Los Angeles with their son.
- 339 pages
- Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
- Jillian Lauren
- 18 September 2017 Jillian Lauren