A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH JILLIAN LAUREN, AUTHOR OF EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED.
Jillian Lauren is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife and Los Angeleno by way of Jersey. She's the author of the memoir Everything You Ever Wanted, the New York Times bestselling memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel Pretty. She writes essays and articles, some of which have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle and Salon. She also tells live stories with The Moth and blogs at jillianlauren.com.
In her younger years, Jillian Lauren was a college dropout, a drug addict, and an international concubine in the Prince of Brunei’s harem. In her thirties, Jillian's most radical act was learning the steadying power of love when she and her rock star husband adopt an Ethiopian child with special needs. After Jillian loses a close friend to drugs, she herself is saved by her fierce, bold love for her son as she fights to make him—and herself—feel safe and at home in the world. Exploring complex ideas of identity and reinvention, Everything You Ever Wanted is a must-read for every mother and everyone who has ever hoped for a second act in life.