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?
"Never underestimate a former Buckhead debutante."
“In Undercover Debutante, Charlotte Laws rebounds from abandonment and family put-downs to earn the respect of presidents and A-list celebrities. This beautifully written story teaches you how to see around the obstacles in your own life. It will have you laughing out loud while at the same time dabbing a tear from your eye. Enjoy this rollicking ride with a most daring woman at the helm.”
"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."
“Charlotte Laws is a champion of the underdog."
“Charlotte Laws is a woman of a thousand faces.”
“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.”
“I didn’t realize quite how brave Charlotte is until I see her in action.”