PUBLICATION DATE: October, 2012 & paperback October , 2013

by Simon & Schuster


When the Saudi royal family vacationed in Los Angeles, they hired Jayne Amelia Larson, an actress struggling to make ends meet, to be their personal chauffeur. She’d heard stories of the Saudis’ outrageously generous gratuities and figured that several weeks at their beck and call might be worth her time. But when the family arrived via their private jet with an entourage of forty and millions of dollars in cash, Jayne Amelia realized she might be getting into more than she bargained for...

Based on the author’s successful one-woman stage show, the story depicts a vivid portrait of the Saudi royals as few ever get to see them. At its heart, this is an upstairs/downstairs true-to-life fable for our global times.  It’s a story about the corruption that nearly infinite wealth causes, and about what we all do for money.  Told with compassionate insights and humor, DRIVING THE SAUDIS provides both entertainment and sharp social commentary on one of the world’s most secretive families.

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