In the 1980’s, Jill Dodd determined that her ticket out of a dysfunctional home was to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted territory—the Parisian fashion industry with all its beautiful glamour and its ugly underbelly of sex, drugs, and excess. From there, Jill begins an eye-opening adventure that includes trips to Monte Carlo, sexual rendezvous, and falling in love with one of the richest men in the world. After agreeing to become one of his “pleasure wives”, she discovers new territory within herself—and that the desire for independence and agency over her own life is more powerful than love and money.
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"The Currency of Love is a page-turning tale of female empowerment. With the current state of the world, the messages in this inspiring memoir are exactly what women need right now."
– Christine Bronstein, founder of A Band of Women
"This page-turning memoir of decadence and faith will resonate with seekers everywhere."
– Publishers Weekly
"Told with the wisdom that gives Dodd’s story heart and soul, this book will inspire women of all ages to choose the right path for themselves, whatever their aspirations."
– Ann Voorhees Baker, founder of Women at Woodstock
"Exotic as the tale of Dodd’s wild and wondrous life may seem, it touches on themes relevant to any young woman yearning to follow her dreams of financial independence and spiritual freedom."
– Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
"This incredibly audacious, inspiring, and lively memoir paints a fascinating picture of the modeling and design scenes in Paris and Hollywood. The Currency of Love is a celebration of womanhood!"
– Shea O Hill, curriculum developer, The Relationship Foundation
"Dodd writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life's more difficult lessons the hard way...A breezy, impressively detailed glimpse into a beautiful young woman's self-discovery via the world of international fashion."