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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.
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The Moth
Sep 03, 2013
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For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and...
Everything You Ever Wanted
A Memoir
Jillian Lauren - May 05, 2015
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In her younger years, Jillian Lauren was a college dropout, a drug addict, and an international concubine in the Prince of Brunei’s harem, an experience she immortalized in her bestselling memoir, Some Girls. In her thirties, Jillian's most radical act is learning the steadying power of love when she and her rock star husband adopt an Ethiopian chi...
California Prose Directory 2016
New Writing from The Golden State
May 23, 2016
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Edited by Sarah LaBrie, our third annual anthology presents short fiction and non-fiction by 24 acclaimed authors: Kyle Boelte, John Brantingham, Carina Chocano, Meghan Daum, Nathan Deuel, Ann Friedman, Vanessa Hua, Jay Caspian Kang, Adam Klein, Summer Block Kumar, Jillian Lauren, Lisa Locascio, Kevin Magruder, Lou Mathews, Rae Paris, Micah Perks, ...
Some Girls
My Life in a Harem
Jillian Lauren - Apr 27, 2010
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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 $20,000 if t...
Pretty
A Novel
Jillian Lauren - Aug 30, 2011
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An electrifying debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls. Bebe Baker is an ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl.It's been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed s...