At twenty-three, Lizzie Harwood is mysteriously recruited to become a property manager for billionaires. Legally forbidden to talk about her employers, she calls their country 'Xamnesia.' The place has its perks, such as receiving diamond watches and a hug from Michael Jackson, but with her anxiety about succeeding and habit of never telling her family what's really going on, Lizzie will do anything not to screw up this dream job. And with these bosses, that's one bad rabbit hole to fall into.
Will smuggling a million dollars be what snaps her out of her fog? Can she get her act together and quit Xamnesia for real?
A humorous travel memoir of a normal girl on a jet plane to self-destruction-land. With self-deprecating humor and total honesty, discover what working for oil-rich billionaires can do for your self-esteem... and your underwear.
Interview with the Author
Why did you write your true life story?
I've never told this story to anyone, almost. So... certain chapters came as a huge shock to my mother and siblings. But... my life back in Xamnesia made me the person I am today. Many of us struggle in our twenties. We go out a lot and have a lot of fun, but it's also a struggle. I wanted to share my struggles in the hopes of making readers smile, wince, cringe, gasp, and knock over their cup of coffee or glass of wine... or forget to clear the cat litter.
Who would love reading Xamnesia?
Anyone who enjoys a bit of escapism... Anyone who loves to sit with a friend and drink too much wine or coffee and talk until your lips almost fall off... Anyone who likes to laugh and maybe cry a bit and feel like they're not alone.
It's also for people who love or aspire to travel, take a risk, and those who wonder if their family is weird.... And those who need to take stock of their underwear and get themselves some new lovely underwear because they've been undervaluing themselves (and their underwear). Not in a fetish way... (although those folks are welcome to read also).
Tell us, can you really not say which country Xamnesia is and which billionaires you worked for?
It doesn't matter where Xamnesia is - the Middle East, Moldavia, or Texas - it takes readers into a truly bizarre world full of excess and shopping and throwing money around. There are many places on earth with bosses like mine. I'm not saying we shouldn't go work for these people, but rather that working for them was weird, funny, funny-not-in-a-funny-way, engrossing, painful, amazing, and confusing. That's the trip I hope I take the reader on.
Please note: this story contains a few sex scenes so it is not intended for young adult readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love and Adventure! I read quite a bit, and this was a book that I could not put down. It was so full of adventure, relationships, travel, and experiences that are truly unforgettable. The author really knows how to pull in the reader with her riveting life stories. I found the story inspiring, heartfelt. It really encourages loving yourself. Her humor, thought and approach toward life are incredible. After reading this in all its color, I highly recommend the book!