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Former Las Vegas call girl to the stars shares incredible life story in ‘Breaking My Silence’

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“When I met Jane McCormick in 1994, she entertained me with her true Las Vegas stories about being around Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Vic DaMone, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many more famous people,” writes Patti Wicklund, co-author of “Breaking My Silence: Confessions of a Rat Pack Party Girl and Sex-Trade Survivor” (published by iUniverse). “As time passed, I listened and soon I learned that these friends were more than friends; they were her ‘high class johns.’”

Explicitly written, “Breaking My Silence” graphically details the concrete, truthful facts about McCormick's life that began with repeated sexual abuse as a child. These pivotal events led McCormick on an excruciatingly long journey of personal experiences: a teen marriage, giving birth to two children, intense financial hardship, working for a pimp, prostituting for the rich and famous as a “high-class” ’60s Las Vegas call girl and dealing with a mobster threatening to kill her.

Wicklund shares the details of McCormick’s eventual escape to the life she so desperately longed for, supporting and taking care of her two young children. Both women are now empowered to provide all the facts, information, education and resource tools necessary to prevent crimes like these from happening to other young women. They strongly believe that their advocacy role is an imperative factor in petitioning for the implementation of stricter, more severe legal penalties for all perpetrators.

“Tiger Woods is no different from Sam Snead,” Wicklund states.

About the Authors
Jane McCormick was born in Marion, Ind., in 1941 and has lived in Hawaii, Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.

Patti Wicklund is a Minnesota native with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Metropolitan State University and a bachelor’s in visual communications design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is an author, producer, editor, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. Wicklund received a grant to produce “Breaking My Silence” programs with the Suburban Community Channel. McCormick is the host and topics include personal stories of abuse and interviews with professionals. For more information, visit

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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