By Jayne Amelia Larson
The true-to-life account of a feminine chauffeur employed to force the Saudi royal relations in Los Angeles.
After greater than a decade of operating in Hollywood, actress Jayne Amelia Larson came upon herself out of good fortune, out of labor, and out of clients.
When she received employed to force for the Saudi royal relations vacationing in Beverly Hills, Larson notion she’d been passed the golden price tag. She’d heard tales of the Saudis bestowing $20,000 assistance and Rolex watches on their drivers, but if the kin arrived at LAX with twenty million money in funds, Larson discovered that she could be in for the trip of her lifestyles.
With awestruck humor and deep compassion, Larson stocks the really good insights she won because the lone lady in a aspect of greater than 40 chauffeurs assigned to force a gorgeous Saudi princess, her family members, and their huge entourage.
At its center, this can be an upstairs-downstairs, true-to-life myth for our international instances; a narrative concerning the corruption that just about limitless wealth factors, and approximately what all of us do for funds. equivalent components humorous, incredible, and insightful, Driving the Saudis presents either leisure and sharp social observation on one of many world’s such a lot secretive households.
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