Jillian Lauren

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Jillian Lauren at the 2011 Texas Book Festival.

Jillian Lauren (born August 1973) is an American writer and performer.

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lauren grew up in Suburban New Jersey and later moved to New York City. She attended New York University briefly.[5] She started stripping 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[6] for several years.

Lauren is married to Weezer bassist Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles[7] and they adopted a child, a boy from Ethiopia, on January 23, 2009.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Jillian Lauren. Penguin. Retrieved 2011-02-01
  2. ^ The New York Times Bestseller List The New York Times, New York, May 23, 2010
  3. ^ Some Girls. Penguin. Retrieved 2011-02-01
  4. ^ About Jillian Lauren. Penguin. Retrieved 2011-02-01
  5. ^ Cahalan, S:"My nights at the harem.", New York Post, New York, December 27, 2009.
  6. ^ Daugherty, Sandra:"Episode 30: Harem Hottie", Sex Nerd Sandra podcast, Nerdist Industries, February 29, 2012.
  7. ^ About Jillian Lauren. Penguin. Retrieved 2011-02-01
  8. ^ About Jillian Lauren. Penguin. Retrieved 2011-02-01

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