In the 19th century there were a few women who made a living by claiming to be former nuns, publishing books and traveling the PC* lecture circuit, shocking (well o.k. tittelating) their audiances with lurid tales of lusty priests and sadistic mother superiors. Maria Monk, Rebecca Reed and Barbara Ubryk were the most famous, but there were others like Saint Francis Patrick (a.k.a. Frances Partridge). I had always assumed that by the 20th century this line of employment had basically dried up and had been replaced with women who claimed to have been the high priestresses of Satanic/Witchcraft cults. Well maybe not. Both the late Charlotte Wells and Mary Ann Collins, are possibly fake former nuns. http://www.speroforum.com/wiki/default.aspx/SperoWiki/MaryAnnCollins.html http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?idcategory=33&idSub=134&idArticle=1799 http://www.angelfire.com/ms/seanie/forgeries/charlottewells.html *that's Protestant Christian not Politically Correct.