Jillian Lauren

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Jillian Lauren
Jillian lauren 2011.jpg
Jillian Lauren at the 2011 Texas Book Festival.
Born(1973-08-30) 30 August 1973 (age 40)
Livingston, New Jersey
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period2001–present
GenreFantasy, tragicomedy, fiction
Notable worksSome Girls: My Life in a Harem and 'Pretty
SpouseScott Shriner (m. 2005–present)
Children1 son (b. 2009) (adopted)

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Jillian Lauren
Jillian lauren 2011.jpg
Jillian Lauren at the 2011 Texas Book Festival.
Born(1973-08-30) 30 August 1973 (age 40)
Livingston, New Jersey
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period2001–present
GenreFantasy, tragicomedy, fiction
Notable worksSome Girls: My Life in a Harem and 'Pretty
SpouseScott Shriner (m. 2005–present)
Children1 son (b. 2009) (adopted)

jillianlauren.com

Jillian Lauren (born August 30, 1973) is an American writer, performer and former escort.

Writing[edit]

Lauren has an MFA in Creative writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthology My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories, among others.[1]

She is the author of the New York Times best-selling[2] memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, published by Plume/Penguin[3] in April 2010. Her novel Pretty was published in Spring 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lauren grew up in Livingston, New Jersey and later moved to New York City where she briefly studied acting at New York University.[4] She started strip dancing in New York at the age of 17, then became an escort, eventually being selected to join the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei[5] for several years.

Lauren is married to Weezer bassist Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles and adopted a boy from Ethiopia on January 23, 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Jillian Lauren". Penguin. 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times Bestseller List". The New York Times (New York). 23 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Some Girls". Penguin. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Cahalan, Susannah (27 December 2009). "My nights at the harem". New York Post. 
  5. ^ Daugherty, Sandra (29 February 2012). "Episode 30: Harem Hottie". Sex Nerd Sandra podcast. Nerdist Industries. 

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