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Някои момичета 20 000 Why, hello there Your Royal Highness Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Jefri Bolkiah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa adul Khairi Waddien or, in short, Prince Jefri aka Robin for the ladies Wow, this man and his lifestyle really intrigues me I had heard the rumors, but thanks to this excellent memoir by Jillian Lauren I start
I heard the author give an interview on Howard Stern about this book, and was intrigued not so much by her harem hooker past but by the fact she is now married to the bassist of Weezer, and they adopted a little boy from Ethiopia just like me the Ethiopia part, not the Weezer part And okay, the harem thing was sort of interesting But though this book was readable, by the end I was totally annoyed by the writer She has the pretense of being this fantastic author who honed her craft during I heard the author give an interview on Howard S
I saw this author on The View promoting this book I immediately thought 2 things 1 I am about to rewrite a story that is set in a modern day harem and this would be good for research and 2 here is another person who got a publishing contract not because she can write, but because she happened to have a good story which in light of the recent Oprah book club memoir debacles may or may not be true Amid the depressing thoughts that I would perhaps have to join a harem to get a NY publishing co I saw this author on The View promoting this book I immediately thought 2 things 1 I am about to rewrite a story that is set in a modern day harem and this would be good for research and 2 here is another person who got a publishing contract not because she can write, but because she happened to have a good story which in light of the recent Oprah book club memoir debacles may or may not be true Amid the depressing thoughts that I would perhaps have to join a harem to get a NY publishing contract, I ordered the book immediately.Again, I was proved wrong This woman was no sham, she can really write It is later revealed in the text why To keep her sanity while in this harem she would write First a journal, later short stories, then later her memoir.This book is very thought provoking, the main question being how in the world does a girl who grew up i
I found this book sad and disturbing, bereft of any real point.I picked it up out of curiosity about Brunei and an abiding interest in each person s unique story, but finished it only to see if the poor girl eventuallyfound some sort of redemption It seems she didn t.Jillian and her brother Johnny grew up in the middle class non observantJewish family into which they were both adopted Both experienced troubledand wild teenage years Johnny found fulfillment in God, becoming a devoutHasid Jill I found this book sad and disturbing, bereft of any real point.I picked it up out of curiosity about Brunei and an abiding interest in each person s unique story, but finished it only to see if the poor gi
This was a pleasant surprise The subtitle gave me pause for a moment, but this memoir was not the tawdry, cheesy and or poorly written mess I feared it might be Why was I reading this at all A 1 find at the library and a mood to indulge in a light, easy breezy summertime read It was that, but , a coming of age story about the author s search for identity at ages 18 and 19 in an unusual setting with a twist, and finally, her learning how to have compassion for her own mistakes and shortc This was a pleasant surprise The subtitle gave me pause for a moment, but this memoir was not the tawdry, cheesy and or poorly written mess I feared it might be Why was I reading this at all A 1 find at the library and a mood to indulge in a light, easy breezy summertime read It was that, but , a coming of age story about the author s search for identity at ages 18 and 19 in an unusual setting with a twist, and finally, her learning how to have compassion for her own mist
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I picked this book up after reading about it in the paper I was unaware that it was a memoir type story I figured it was fiction My bad The writer appears to be bi polar as far as her story is concerned On one hand she glamorizes being a hooker, on the other she tries to show she regrets her choices, wants to be a better personbut keeps going right back to all the perks of being a prostitute She waxes poetic a lot, it s all BS, like a creative writing assignment gone bad Some of the ev I picked this book up after reading about it in the paper I was unaware that it was a memoir type story I figured it was fiction My bad The writer appears to be bi polar as far as her story is concerned On one hand she glamorizes being a hooker, on the other she tries to show she regrets her choices, wants to be a better personbut keeps going right back to all the perks of being a prostitute She waxes poetic a lot, it s all BS, like a creative writing assignment gone bad Some of the events sound like a lot of BS In her story she says she leaves home at sixteen to go to college, drops o
I admit that I gave this memoir five stars instead of four because I know the author, though only distantly I admired her writing early in her career and when I finally read this memoir I was pretty blown away I hear a lot of hating in the comments, but that doesn t really make sense to me It s really quite a beautifully written book Maybe memoir is just one of those things that either clicks with you or doesn t But I ve read a lot of books about sex work, and this one was unquestionably on I admit that I gave this memoir five stars instead of four because I know the author, though only distantly I admired her writing early in her career and when I finally read this memoir I was pretty blown away I hear a lot of hating in the comments, but that doesn t really make sense to me It s really quite a beautifully written book Maybe memoir is just one
2.5 stars This is a very quick, interesting read The author is looking back at her 18 19 year old self who dropped out of NYU, became a stripper, became an escort, and ended up as a member of the Prince of Brunei s harem this is all on the book jacket, so it s not a spoiler While I really enjoyed some of the passages the scenes where she spends spends spends in Chanel, Dolce Gabbana, etc are crazy , there are a lot of long boring flashbacks to her upper
Just, kinda, eh I mean, certainly some of the behind the scenes details of the Sultan of Brunei s younger brother s party girls were kind of interesting But the book purports to be about the author and her experiences, and the part about the author who she is, why she took this gig in the first place, why she left, why she went back is just all over the place There s no real story arc, and it s really hard to understand where she s coming from It seemed like it was trying to be a Just, kinda, eh I mean, certainly some of the behind the scenes details of the Sultan of Brunei s younger brother s party girls were kind of interesting But the book purports to be about the author and her experiences, and the part about the author who she is, why she took this gig in the first place, why she left, why she went back is just all over the place There s no real story arc, and it s really hard to understand wher
If you ve been a real, live, contemporary harem girl, and you can write worth a damn, then clearly you have a story to tell Jillian Lauren certainly can write worth a damn, which makes for an entertaining and rather sickening glance into a mental landscape that is frequently unflattering, vacillating wildly between a preciously narcissistic self concept and good ol low self esteem In Lauren s world, other women are a series of assets and liabilities to be assessed as the competition It s e If you ve been a real, live, contemporary harem girl, and you can write worth a damn, then clearly you have a story to tell Jillian Lauren certainly can write worth a damn, which makes for an entertaining and rather sickening glance into a m