Synopses & Reviews
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 $20,000 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, the 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 book 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.
"Some Girls is a heart-stoppingly thrilling story told by a punk rock Scheherazade.... The book is almost musical, an enduring melody of what it is to be a woman." ---Margaret Cho
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.
About the Author
Author and performer Jillian Lauren grew up in suburban New Jersey, briefly attended New York University, then went to work with Richard Foreman's Ontological Hysteric Theater, the Wooster Group, and other performance art groups. Jillian has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Flaunt, Opium Magazine, Society, and the anthologies Pale House: A Collective and My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories. Jillian lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Scott, and their son. Tavia Gilbert, a multiple Audie Award nominee and AudioFile Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. School Library Journal has called the performances of this highly acclaimed actress "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." She has narrated over two hundred multicast and solo voice audiobooks.