Driving the Saudis

Driving the Saudis

A Chauffer's Tale of the Worlds Richest Princesses, (plus Their Servants, Nannies, and One Royal Hairdresser

Book - 2012
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When she got hired to drive for the Saudi royal family vacationing in Beverly Hills, Jayne Larson thought shed been handed the golden ticket. Shed heard stories of the Saudis giving $20,000 tips and Rolex watches to their drivers. But when the family arrived at LAX with millions of dollars in cashmoney that they planned to spend over the next couple of weeksLarson realized that she might be in for the ride of her life. With awestruck humor and deep compassion, she describes her eye-opening adventures as the only female in a detail of over forty assigned to drive a beautiful Saudi princess, her family, and their extensive entourage.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451640014
1451640013
Branch Call Number: 953.8054 LAR
Characteristics: xi, 208 p. ; 24 cm.

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VRMurphy
Jul 13, 2015

I was a bit disappointed with this. Sadly, I was expecting a trashy read with lots of insider details (shallow of me, I know), but this is more a memoir of "I had a crappy job and I didn't like it". The reader learns a lot more about Jayne Larson than about the Saudi princesses.

LaEstrella Mar 31, 2014

A great way to get a glimpse of how these royals act and spend when they are outside of UAE. Loved it, quick read!

d2013 Jul 19, 2013

Interesting job but more challenging then she could have imagined. Unbelievable wealth. A view from the outside on how the "royal Saudi princesses" spent their time and money (millions) away from home. An interesting read.

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savvyreader1
Jun 10, 2013

This book must be Ms. Larson's revenge. I experienced many different emotions while reading the account of her 7 week non-stop commitment to the Saudis she had to chauffer. She was certainly fair in her judgments of all her charges; quite a compassionate person in spite of the way she was treated much of the time. I must say I was angered by the extreme chauvinistic attitudes of the Saudi men, as well as by her male coworkers. The arrogance and over-the-top greed of the wealthy Saudis was sickening. All in all quite an educational read.

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