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Short Synopsis
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.

Full Synopsis
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

"[Lauren's] emotional insight is deeply penetrating, allowing us to feel kinship with her even as we marvel at her rarefied adventures." ---Nina Hartley, author of Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex

"Lauren...is a deft storyteller, imparting equal parts poignant reflection and wisdom into her enlightening book. A gritty, melancholy memoir leavened by the author's amiable, engrossing narrative tenor." ---Kirkus

"Jillian Lauren's Some Girls is the most exotic sex worker memoir I've ever read.... Few women dare to speak of their youthful sexual adventures with such honesty and clarity." ---Annie Sprinkle, author of Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex
New York Times Bestseller

Kirkus Bestseller

Some Girls

My Life in a Harem

Author Jillian Lauren

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert

Publication date Aug 3, 2010

Running time 9 hrs

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