Plume|April 27, 2010|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-452-29631-2
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 they stayed for two weeks to spice up his parties. Soon, Jillian was on a plan 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.
Whoa! This book was NOT what I was expecting at all and wasn’t really enamoured with it whatsoever. Perhaps I’m a bit too old-fashioned with too many old fashioned morals to be reading a novel such as this. I can never understand why young girls would want to parade around in the nude in front of men they don’t even know, spend days having sex with men they don’t know and then being paid off in cash and jewellery.
Perhaps someone else will enjoy this memoir much more than I did because it certainly wasn’t my cup of tea.