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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED

Press:

Hyper Text Magazine

Hypertext Interview With Jillian Lauren
Interview by Christine Rice, posted June 19, 2015
http://www.hypertextmag.com/2015/07/02/hypertext-interview-with-jillian-lauren/

largehearted boy

Book Notes - Jillian Lauren "Everything You Ever Wanted"
by David posted June 19, 2015
http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2015/06/book_notes_jill_4.html

Hello Giggles

17 new books worthy of your summer reading list
by Gina Vaynshteyn posted June 19, 2015
http://hellogiggles.com/17-new-books-need-read-summer/2/

89.3 KPCC: The Frame

Weezer's tour life: Rocking out while changing diapers at the after-party
by James Kim posted June 16, 2015
http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/06/16/43306/weezer-s-tour-life-rocking-out-while-changing-diap/

Longreads

The Cost of Telling Your Truth, Publicly
by Sari Botton , June 8 2015
http://blog.longreads.com/2015/06/08/the-cost-of-telling-your-truth-publicly/

The Washington Post

A surgeon confesses his mistakes, and other best memoirs for May
By Nora Krug, published May 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/a-surgeon-confesses-his-mistakes-and-other-best-memoirs-for-may/2015/05/26/6df4a9c2-fbc7-11e4-9030-b4732caefe81_story.html

TIME

Brilliant and Brainy Books to Take to the Beach This Summer
Posted May 21, 2015
http://time.com/3891653/book-summer-reading-list/

LA Times

Review: Jillian Lauren's new memoir captures the joys and sorrows of adoption
By Jennifer Gilmore, posted May 21, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-jillian-lauren-20150524-story.html

The Nervous Breakdown

Jillian Lauren: The Nervous Breakdown Interview
By Andrea Arnold, posted May 13, 2015
http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/aarnold/2015/05/jillian-lauren-the-nervous-breakdown-interview/

For Crying Out Loud

Jillian Lauren Returns
(podcast) with Lynette Carolla and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. Posted May 11, 2015
http://col.adamcarolla.com/jillian-lauren-returns/

The Boston Globe

‘Everything You Ever Wanted’ by Jillian Lauren
by Meredith Maran, posted May 08, 2015
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2015/05/08/book-review-everything-you-ever-wanted-jillian-lauren/k2ug0SjuiIOD44ILRg77NM/story.html

Motherlode

(NY Times Parenting blog)
Shelf, iPad, Bed Table: Reading, April 2015
by KJ Dell'Antonia, posted May 7, 2015
http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/shelf-ipad-bed-table-reading-april-2015/?_r=0

Hip Mama

Love Song To The Ever After
by Ariel Gore, posted May 5, 2015
http://hipmamazine.com/love-song-to-the-ever-after/

kellehampton.com

Women Crush Wednesday: Jillian Lauren on Motherhood, Adoption, and Surviving the Hard Parts
by Kelle, Posted May 6, 2015
http://kellehampton.com/2015/05/women-crush-wednesday-jillian-lauren-on-motherhood-adoption-and-surviving-the-hard-stuff.html

Adoption.net

Chat with Author, Adoptive Parent & Adoptee Jillian Lauren About New Book, Everything You Ever Wanted
by Julie Corby, posted May 5, 2015
http://www.adoption.net/a/parenting/blogs-parenting/chat-with-author-adoptive-parent-adoptee-jillian-lauren-on-new-book-everything-you-ever-wanted/28828/

Kirkus Review

Exploring how we see identity through the process of adoption.
Posted February 24, 2015
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jillian-lauren/everything-you-ever-wanted/

Bustle

18 Of May 2015's Best Books To Either Read By Yourself Or Share With Your Mom This Month
Posted May 1, 2015, By Caroline Goldstein
http://www.bustle.com/articles/74479-18-of-may-2015s-best-books-to-either-read-by-yourself-or-share-with-your-mom

No Bohn’s About It

Posted April 15, 2015, by Erin
http://www.nobohnsaboutit.com/2015/04/everything-you-ever-wanted/

blog talk radio

Everything you ever wanted - Jillian Lauren
Posted June 24, 2015

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/indianaadoptionnetworknews/2015/07/01/everything-you-ever-wanted-jillian-lauren

Praise:

Lauren again demonstrates her keen ability to transform unusual experiences into brave writerly fodder.


—Publisher’s Weekly

Lauren’s writing is brave and honest, and she calls out hypocrisy wherever she sees it…


—Kirkus Reviews

Everything You Ever Wanted is wonderful... broad reaching and introspective


—The NY Times

Advance Praise:

With humor and poignancy, Jillian interweaves her struggle to become a mother with her own story of being adopted as an infant. It's a love story - between Jillian and her rockstar husband, and also between a couple and their new son. Like all great love stories, the beauty is in the struggle.



— Kristen Howerton, founder of Rage Against the Minivan

In this ferociously brave, funny, and heartwarming memoir, Jillian Lauren parses the challenges and rewards of motherhood with true grace and humility. No other parenting book has ever made me feel so validated about the big, messy, beautiful picture of what it means to care for another human being. I closed the cover in awe of both the author, and of parenthood itself.


— Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance and After This

Jillian Lauren’s writing will take your breath away. Writing with heartbreaking clarity, she deftly unrfurls a story of becoming an adoptive mother and coming terms with her own childhood with a wining candor and grace.


— Annabelle Gurwitch, NY Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort

With astonishing candor and grace, Jillian chronicles how her first difficult years as a mother allowed her to shine a more empathetic and compassionate light on her relationship her own estranged father. She is the most relatable of narrators, even though as the former lover of a prince, now married to a real life rock star, she has lived a life about which most women only fantasize. In Everything you Ever Wanted, Jillian Lauren proves once again that she is above all else a master storyteller.


— Catherine Burns, Artistic Director, The Moth

Everything You Ever Wanted is an irreverent, deeply honest love letter from a fascinating mother to an exceptional, inspiring child.


—Ayelet Waldman, Nationally bestselling author of
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace

Everything You Ever Wanted is a transformative, unflinching account of the creation of an adoptive family. Jillian and Scott and their son Tariku show us, painful, frustrating and joyful step by step how to attach, heal, listen, trust and then let go. A testament to the fierce and fallible journey of any mother. Reads like a novel, moves you like any great story of survival would, to tears of joy and triumph.


—Jamie Lee Curtis

As a foster child, I related so deeply to this story. Jillian Lauren is giving her son the greatest gift any child can have: to be wanted and loved unconditionally. This is a book about belonging. It's a book about parenting as a spiritual practice -- of learning how to love another human being right where they are, right where you are. A really beautiful story of family.


—Tracy McMillan, bestselling author of Why You're Not Married...Yet

Radio:

The Because Show

Episode 11: Fast Times in Brunei, December 10, 2011
Author Interview with Jillian Lauren
with Jerilyn Deaver
http://homefries.com/show/the-because-show/fast-times-in-brunei/

Other People Podcast

Interview with Jillian Lauren, November 6, 2011
with Brad Listi
http://otherpeoplepod.com/archives/227

WHBF Radio

With Meredith Myers: Featuring Jillian Lauren, September 30, 2011
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rarebirdradio/2011/09/30/whbf-radio-w-meredith-myers-featuring-jillian-lauren

This American Wife

Episode 8, with special guests Justine Bateman and Jillian Lauren, July 27, 2010
with Eric Martin
http://thisamericanwifepodcast.com/podcast/thisamericanwife8.mp3

Oprah Radio

Dating a Prince, June 22, 2010
with Dr. Laura Berman
http://www.oprah.com/oprahradio/Dating-a-Prince-Audio

Rumpus Radio

Rumpus Radio episode 3, featuring Po Bronson and Jillian Lauren, June 14, 2010
with Stephen Elliott and Issac Fitzgerald
http://www.jillianlauren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Rumpus-Episode_Three_v2.mp3

Howard Stern

THE PRINCE'S #2 GIRL, May 25, 2010
with Howard Stern
http://www.howardstern.com/rundown.hs?month=May&day=25&year=2010&x=31&y=9

NPR: Airtalk with Larry Mantle

May 18, 2010
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2010/05/18/13700/some-girls-a-memoir-of-life-in-a-harem/

Audible.com

In Bed with Susie Bright 438: Harem Girl Secrets: One Man, Forty Women, 2010
with Susie Bright
http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B003VOWWBW

Drinks with Tony Podcast

with Tony DuShane
http://podcasts.radiovalencia.fm/drinks_with_tony/drinks_with_tony.2011-10-12.1800.mp3

SOME GIRLS Press:

The Anti Room

Not Just Some Girl, June 2, 2011
by Clare Kleinedler
http://www.theantiroom.com/2011/06/02/not-just-some-girl-jillian-lauren/

The Rumpus

Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me #6: Jillian Lauren, December 10, 2010
by Sari Botton
http://therumpus.net/2010/12/conversations-with-writers-braver-than-me-6-jillian-lauren/

Book Fetish

Some Girls: My Life in a Harem: Jillian Lauren, July 29, 2010
by Renee C. Fountain
http://www.bookfetish.org/bookshelves/2010/07/some_girls_my_life_in_a_harem_1.html

Drinking Diaries

Interview with Jillian Lauren, author of the memoir "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem," July 21, 2010
by Leah
http://www.drinkingdiaries.com/2010/07/21/interview-with-jillian-lauren-author-of-the-memoir-some-girls/

SMITH

Interview: Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, July 13, 2010
by Twanna A. Hines
http://www.smithmag.net/memoirville/2010/07/13/interview-jillian-lauren-author-of-some-girls-my-life-in-a-harem/

Elle

Elle's Lettres: June, Our Readers' Nonfiction Picks for the Month, June, 2010
http://www.elle.com/pop-culture/reviews/elles-lettres-june-444186

Bookslut

Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, June 2010
by Emma Kat Richardson
http://www.bookslut.com/nonfiction/2010_06_016186.php

Miami Herald

Review — Some Girls: Former harem girl for a prince tells all, June 7, 2010
by Christine Thomas

The Portland Mercury

I Dream of Jillian: Life in an Asian Harem as Seen by a New Jersey Teen, May 20, 2010
by Courtney Ferguson
http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/i-dream-of-jillian/Content?oid=2538923

AlterNet

Tales of Sex and Insight: How a Smart Girl From the 'Burbs Ended Up in a Harem in Faraway, Wealth Brunei, May 17, 2010y
by Don Hazen
http://www.alternet.org/story/146898/tales_of_sex_and_insight%3A_how_a_smart_girl_from_the_%27burbs_ended_up_in_a_harem_in_faraway%2C_wealthy_brunei

SFAppeal

Exclusive Interview: Jillian Lauren's Harem Life in "Some Girls," May 10, 2010
by Violet Blue
http://sfappeal.com/culture/2010/05/exclusive-interview-jillian-laurens-harem-life-in-some-girls.php

Glo: MSN

True Life: I Lived in a Harem, May 9, 2010
by Natasha Burton
http://glo.msn.com/relationships/true-life-i-lived-in-a-harem-1533246.story

Marie Claire

My Life In A Harem, an interview with Jillian Lauren, April, 2010
by Anna Maltby
http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/articles/harem-book-interview

INsite Magazine

Book Review: Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, April 29, 2010
http://insitemagazine.blogspot.com/2010/04/book-review-some-girls-my-life-in-harem.html

AOL

True Tales from a Former Harem Girl, April 27, 2010
by Lisa Johnson Mandell
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/04/27/former-harem-girl/

Los Angeles Times

Sunday Conversation: Jillian Lauren, April 25, 2010
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/25/entertainment/la-ca-conversation-20100425

Los Angeles Times

LA Times Review of Some Girls, April 25, 2010
by Susan Salter Reynolds
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-discoveries25-20100425,0,6024749.story

LA Weekly

Been There. Done What?!, April 15, 2010
by Gendy Alimurung
http://www.laweekly.com/2010-04-15/art-books/been-there-done-what/1/

Library Journal

Short Takes: 24 Spring Memoirs, January 21, 2010
by Tania Barnes, Elizabeth Brinkley, Lauren Gilbert & Lynne Maxwell
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6714751.html?q=jillian+lauren

New York Post

My Nights at the Harem
by Susannah Cahalan, December 27, 2009.

PRETTY Press:

The Rumpus

The Rumpus Interview with Jillian Lauren, November 16, 2011
by Tony DuShane
http://therumpus.net/2011/11/the-rumpus-interview-with-jillian-lauren/

BookRoom Reviews

An Interview With Jillian Lauren: Author of Pretty, October 27, 2011
by Christina Zawadiwsky
http://www.bookroomreviews.com/2011/10/27/an-interview-with-jillian-lauren-author-of-pretty/

Portland Book Review

Jillian Lauren Interview October 22, 2011
by Diane Prokop,
http://www.portlandbookreview.com/10-22-11-jillian-lauren/

The Austin American-Statesman

Writer Moves from Memoir to Fiction for 'Pretty' October 19, 2011
by Kathy Blackwell
http://www.statesman.com/news/entertainment/books-literature/writer-moves-from-memoir-to-fiction-for-pretty/nRgTH/

BookRoom Reviews

Pretty Book Review, October 10, 2011
by Christina Zawadiwsky
http://www.bookroomreviews.com/2011/10/10/pretty-book-review/

Booklist

Book Review of Pretty
by Michael Cart, Pg. 23(1) Vol. 107 No. 22

Huffington Post

From Pretty Harem Girl to Bestselling Author, September 18, 2011
by Jeff Rivera
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-rivera/jillian-lauren-novel_b_967181.html?ref=tw

MSN Lifestyle

Gotta Have It – 9/8: The Dark Side, September 8, 2011
http://glo.msn.com/beauty/gotta-have-it-7368.gallery?photoId=59461

New York Journal of Books

Pretty, A Novel, August 30, 2011
by Carol Brill
http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/review/pretty-novel

Book Fetish

Review of Pretty, by Jillian Lauren, August 16, 2011
by Renee C. Fountain
http://www.bookfetish.org/bookshelves/2011/08/pretty_jillian_lauren.html

The Nervous Breakdown

Review of Pretty, by Jillian Lauren, August 3, 2011
by Leah Tallon
http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/ltallon/2011/08/review-of-pretty-by-jillian-lauren/

Los Angeles Magazine

Author Spotlight, August 2011
by Amy Wallace
http://www.lamag.com/laculture/books/2011/08/01/author-spotlight-jillian-lauren

Other Press:

89.3 KPCC: The Frame

Weezer's tour life: Rocking out while changing diapers at the after-party
by James Kim posted June 16, 2015
http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/06/16/43306/weezer-s-tour-life-rocking-out-while-changing-diap/

LaTimes.com

Jillian Lauren on great books and creating a literary community
by Carolyn Kellogg, April 11, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-jillian-lauren-on-great-books-and-creating-a-literary-community-20140411-story.html

The New York Times 6th Floor Blog

The Greatest Stories Ever Told Can Now Be Read, Too (The Moth Anthology)
by David Vecsey, September 3, 2013
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/the-greatest-stories-ever-told-can-now-be-read-too/?_r=0

The Chicago Tribune

Editor’s Choice (The Moth Anthology)
by Elizabeth Taylor
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-06/features/ct-books-0907-editors-choice-20130906_1_the-moth-cancer-story-adam-gopnik

New York Times: Sunday Book Review

Anthologies
‘The Cool School,’ ‘XO Orpheus’ and ‘The Moth’

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/books/review/the-cool-school-xo-orpheus-and-the-moth.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1386210032-zVBmTDrUrMnIXr0RALnXzw

Mommyish

Authors Who Happen To Be Mothers Talk That 'Selfish' Writing Life In Time For Mother's Day, May 11, 2013
by Koa Beck
http://www.mommyish.com/2012/05/11/rebecca-land-soodak-writing-and-motherhood-621/

Lunch Ticket

Interview: Jillian Lauren, Author and Memoirist
by Lise Quintana
http://lunchticket.org/jillian-lauren-interview/

The New York Times Sunday Book Review

THE COOL SCHOOL
Writing From America’s Hip Underground

Edited by Glenn O’Brien
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/books/review/the-cool-school-xo-orpheus-and-the-moth.html?_r=0

The New York Times: The 6th Floor

The Greatest Stories Ever Told Can Now Be Read Too
By David Vecsey
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/the-greatest-stories-ever-told-can-now-be-read-too/

Chicago Tribune: Lifestyles

Editor's Choice
By Elizabeth Taylor
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-06/features/ct-books-0907-editors-choice-20130906_1_the-moth-cancer-story-adam-gopnik

The Moth

The Moth - 50 True Stories
A List of Press for the Book

http://themothbook.org/books/the-moth

Motherhood Later

Meet Later Mom: Jillian Lauren
http://motherhoodlater.com/posts/meet-later-mom-jillian-lauren/