The Bay Lady Featured at the 2011 Book Expo America Book Exhibit

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Gripping memoir gives readers an inside glimpse into the life of the biggest Madam on the West Coast, veteran Marlene ‘Brandy’ Baldwin.

Charged for offenses related to prostitution, veteran Madam Marlene ‘Brandy’ Baldwin was sentenced to a ninety-day commitment at the nunnery with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic order devoted to helping women in trouble. Now, having completed the bad karma years of her life, Baldwin has decided to put to paper the intriguing story of her life within the pages of The Bay Lady.

Writing was one thing that Baldwin wanted most to do in her life, among other things. Her stay at the Grace Center allowed her to do just that. “Well, this is only my fourth day at Grace Center, and I’m so motivated to write; this time I think I can do it,” she says.

Made available through Xlibris, this stirring autobiography draws readers into the life of one of San Francisco’s best-known brothel keepers and reveals how her life was transformed after staying with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Raised in Boise, Idaho, Baldwin bares in this book, her colorful childhood experiences, her relationship with her parents and siblings, her complex married life, and her involvement in a more ancient profession where she handled different establishments. Here, readers will learn what took place behind the different police raids and how she survived after falling from a fourth-floor window during one arrest. Furthermore, this narrative also reveals her life at the Grace center, doing chores, having curfews, and most of all, feeling God’s presence.

From her beginnings, her complicated past, to her reformation, The Bay Lady is an engaging and inspirational memoir about Baldwin’s struggles and victories that will keep readers hooked to the very last page.

This book will be featured at this year’s Book Expo America Book Exhibit in New York City, on May 26 to 28, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

The Bay Lady * by Marlene 'Brandy' Baldwin
Publication Date: December 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 206 pages; 978-1-4535-9696-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 206 pages; 978-1-4535-9697-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-9698-2

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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