Everything You Ever Wanted

  • Plume
  • 2015
  • 0
  • eng
  • Edition not defined
  • 9780698168558

A Best Memoir of 2015, ';This memoir is compulsively readable and full of humor and heart.'AdoptiveFamilies.com';A punk rock Scheherazade' (Margaret Cho) shares the zigzagging path that took her from harem member to PTA member In her younger years, Jillian Lauren was a college dropout, a drug addict, and an international concubine inthe Prince of Brunei's harem, an experience she immortalizedin in her bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS. 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 himand herselffeel safe and at home in the world.Exploring complex ideas of identity and reinvention,Everything You Ever Wantedis a must-read for everyone, especially every mother, who has ever hoped for a second act in life.