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.


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]


  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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