Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7PM


At Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

Presentation, Q & A, book signing

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 comment. 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.


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.


Jayne Amelia Larson is an actress and independent film producer based in Los Angeles, and has also been an occasional chauffeur between gigs. She has degrees from Cornell University and from Harvard University’s American Repertory Theatre Institute. Her one-woman show, DRIVING THE SAUDIS, has been performed in Memphis, Ithaca, Boston, Roanoke, and Vienna (Austria), and won Best Solo Show at the 2010 New York Fringe Festival. She is one of ten children and is an excellent driver.

For more information, contact: Wellesley Books, (781) 431-1160