Meet Charlotte Laws. To call her a “Renaissance Woman” is an understatement. She’s lived nine intriguing lives. Now she shares her story in her memoir Undercover Debutante: The Search for my Birth Parents and a Bald Husband.

Author Bio according to Laws:

“Charlotte Laws has authored best-selling books as well as over a hundred articles in noted publications, such as the Washington Post, Salon, the L.A. Daily News, Huffington Post, Gawker, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times.

 She starred on the NBC show The Filter and has been a weekly political commentator on BBC television for the past three years. She has appeared on CNN, Nightline, Fox News, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Late Show, and Larry King Live, and she has been the subject of articles by the Associated Press and in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Post, the Guardian, and the New Yorker, to name a few.  

 Laws was a Los Angeles politician for eight years and worked with the FBI. She has experimented with twenty-eight occupations, some of them quite unusual. She has been an executive director, an actress, a cab driver, a private investigator, a stand-up comic, a backup singer for an Elvis imitator, a city commissioner, and a bodyguard for a prostitute.  

 Laws penned the award-winning books Rebel in High Heels and Devil in the Basement, and she was voted one of the “thirty fiercest women in the world” by BuzzFeed.

 She has a doctorate from the University of Southern California as well as two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. She completed postdoctoral work at Oxford University, England.

 Laws is an internationally known animal advocate and anti-revenge porn activist (often called “the Erin Brockovich of revenge porn”).

 She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her three rescue dogs, and an assortment of rescue hens.”

If anyone deserves some publicity from Bookish Jen it is Charlotte Laws, and that why it is an honor to publicize Laws’ memoir, “Undercover Debutante: The Search for my Birth Parents and a Bald Husband,“ which comes out on August 15, 2019.

According to Laws, her memoir is a funny and fast-paced read about her life and recently won an award from the highly-respected Publisher’s Weekly. You can pre-order Undercover Debutante: The Search for my Birth Parents and a Bald Husband at the Barnes and Noble website today!

The following is a brief blurb of her memoir:

“But who is this former Atlanta debutante who gave up riches for hardship, who gave up security to become a penniless single mom with an assault rifle pointed at her bed?  Undercover Debutante is a memoir about Laws’s young adult years in Los Angeles.

 Her adoptive dad was the Captain Hook of her existence, always ready to take a verbal swipe at her. Laws searched for her birth parents and learned that the dark world of devil worship had touched her family tree.

 She worked as a maid, go-go dancer, and private eye. She was held at gunpoint by one man and almost killed by another. She faced romantic heartbreak and sexual infidelity, dating an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ and a clinically insane psychologist. She even had a crush on a dead guy. 

 There were celebrity adventures as well. She crashed star-studded award shows and private parties. She finagled past Secret Service. More than once. She interviewed the president and went on the worst date of her life with a well-known sex symbol whom later died from drug abuse.  

 Did she ever marry? Did she meet her birth parents? Did she learn what matters in life?

What’s the true story of America’s most endearing rebel?”    

Well, I don’t know about any you but I know I’m definitely intrigued by Ms. Laws and her memoir sounds like one hell of a ride and read.

To learn more about Charlotte Laws and her memoir, The Undercover Debutante, check out the following resources:

Charlotte Laws Personal Website

Undercover Debutante Website

Wikipedia Page






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