Dr. Charlotte Laws—“the most well-known unknown”—is a TV star, best-selling author, and world-renowned advocate for women, animals, and the LGBTQ community. NBC News calls her a “crusader.” BuzzFeed voted her one of the 30 fiercest women in the world, and MSNBC labels her a “hero.”
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 who 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?
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Private Eyes and Private Parts
Chapter Two: The Glitz Blitz
Chapter Three: Strip Clubs and the President
Chapter Four: The Secret
Chapter Five: Westwood Bound
Chapter Six: The Search for My Biological Family
Chapter Seven: The New York Baby Daddy
Chapter Eight: Kayla: My Precious Twig
Chapter Nine: The Gunman and Sheena’s Scheme
Chapter Ten: Desperately Seeking Sharon
Chapter Eleven: The Wife Résumé
Chapter Twelve: The Dud and the Dead Guy
Chapter Thirteen: My Date with an Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Chapter Fourteen: Whips, Chains, and the UCLA Professor
Chapter Fifteen: Return of the Menacing Particle?
Chapter Sixteen: Surprise! Married by a Witch
Chapter Seventeen: The Trip to Nowhere
What People are Saying About This
Unbelievable! That's what most people thought when Charlotte revealed the exploits and escape plans she hatched underneath the serene surface of buttoned-up Atlanta in the 70's and 80's. We shared our teen years inside ‘the body bag’ of Atlanta society, as she describes it in her new book, living across the street from one another on a quiet, manicured and muggy Atlanta street. Back then I knew that all this had to end up in a book one day. I'm so glad it finally did. Readers will be, too.
This book is an incredible testament to the power of persistence. Charlotte Laws blasts through naysayers and self-doubt and is an inspiration to us all.