Driving the Saudis (Hardcover)
A Chauffeur's Tale of the World's Richest Princesses (Plus Their Servants, Nannies, and One Royal Hairdresser)
Free Press, 9781451640014, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Praise For Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur's Tale of the World's Richest Princesses (Plus Their Servants, Nannies, and One Royal Hairdresser)…
"Larson reveals herself to be an articulate and observant writer. She balances colorful tales of excess with musings on women’s roles, and accounts of bad behavior with consideration of the reasons behind it... There’s plenty of fascinating insider info, too, about the job, her charges (Saudi and otherwise), and Los Angeles."
No one, including the author herself, escapes Larson's witty scrutiny. Sharp-eyed and humane.”
"[This] book has a Lives of the Rich and Famous feel about it, but it’s not all about the money and the people who spent it (sometimes in utterly staggering quantities). In addition to the money, there’s some sentiment here, too, as the author comes to know these people, who seem to come from another world, and learns they aren’t so different, after all."
“Driving the Saudis is an entertaining, fast-paced read. As someone who has traveled with the Saudi royal family, I can confirm that Jayne Larson provides an amazingly accurate account. So if you want to take a ride with royalty without leaving the comfort of home, read this book.”