Babe Walker, center of the universe, is a painstakingly manicured white girl with an expensive smoothie habit, a proclivity for Louboutins, a mysterious mother she's never met, and approximately 50 bajillion Twitter followers. But her "problems" have landed her in shopping rehab - that's what happens when you spend $246,893.50 in one afternoon at Barneys. Now she's decided to write her memoir, revealing the gut-wrenching hurdles she's had to overcome in order to be perfect in every way, every day. Hurdles such as:
In an Adderall-induced flash of inspiration, Babe Walker has managed to create one of the most enjoyable, unforgettable memoirs in years.
©2012 David Oliver Cohen, Tanner Cohgen, and Lara Schoenhals (P)2012 Tantor
"The epitome of the urban socialite you love to hate." (Time)
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I loved this, I was literally laughing aloud. You want to hate her, you really do...but you just can't. Tastes a little like Mean Girls....fun listen!
Over-Dramatic, Hilarious, Problematic
Unexpectedly enjoyed it. I thought it brought the book full circle.
Excellent... she captured Babe's spirit, bitchiness and narcissism.
The only problem, is white girl.
Don't expect a Pulitzer here. I knew what I was getting into as, I follow BW on twitter and have read her blog. This was exactly what I thought it was going to be and better. BW has a charm for creating her own white girl problems. I think that anyone could relate at some point or another... If not, you have no soul, jk. But really, its an easy, laughable listen. Enjoy lightheartedly!
"Okay, but not great"
While I enjoyed her certain sense of humor and could relate in many ways, having grown up in Orange County, California, the book seemed to wander without direction through her life. Some of the chapters are amusing, but the book, in general, dragged for me. It wasn't what I expected.
Yes, I would probably giver her another try.
There were some amusing incidents. I think the chapter with the sex partner/trainer was too much, I get the humor behind it, but it was just too much for me.
I think many people won't get the level of Babe's expectations and won't understand the daily excessive indulgences, which granted, aren't that over the top for those that actually live that type of lifestyle, especially in L.A. And that's where the humor lies....
"A romp in 6" Albino Crocodile Stuart Weitzmans!"
Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators. And her reading of White Girl Problems is the best I've heard yet. With only one exception (a Jamaican accent is *not* easy), her voicing of every character is outstanding and her pacing is spot on. The book is extremely funny. It gives you permission to laugh 'til you snort at how ludicrous some people can be. For Christmas this year I want Ms. Gilbert to voice-over every entry on the Babe Walker blog!
I am a huge Tavia Gilbert fan. When I discovered she narrated the book, I was curious so I listened to the 5 min sample. I laughed so hard until I cried. If you are interested in being cheered up, get this book. Tavia's comedy delivery is spot on flawless. I am a big fan of Babe Walker although I really love her alter ego Babette!
"Could not stop laughing. Total guilty pleasure."
The story was funny as hell and the actress reading it did a great job.
Yes, it was a total guilty pleasure. I mean, it's very chic and very LA, but also very relatable.
I thought it was hilarious.
Very funny. I was entertained the whole time. I hope there's a sequel!
Yes! It's so light and funny. You need to have a sense of humor in order to fully enjoy this over the top story. The book is very rewarding, an easy, quick listen.
The way it was written kind of reminded me of Bridget Jones Diary, but not the content. Just the diary-esq way it was told. The content is very different.
Probably Babe losing her virginity. That scene was uncomfortably funny!
I laughed way too much!
Go into it with a sense of humor. This is not a complicated literary piece. It's a funny and easy listen to make you laugh and get through a boring work day!
If you like to hear someone whine and complain 6 or some hours, then this book is for you. It's not even funny. It's ridiculous.
This book was listed as "hilarious" it was not, it was sad and pathetic about a woman who was so self absorbed that the stunts she pulled were so far from possible it was a grind to get through the book.
Stupid and far fetched. The character made me angry.
She did her best to capture the character.
"Not really a memoir"
Maybe I'm stupid, but when I read the blurb for this book on audible saying "Babe Walker has managed to create one of the most enjoyable, unforgettable memoirs in years." I just believed that it was a memoir (and that it would be enjoyable). It is not. Babe Walker is a completely fabricated, fictional character. I began to suspect such about 2 chapters in, because it's simply not believable.
No matter, I thought, since I enjoy satire. I'll give it a try. I thoroughly enjoyed Leslie Gornstein's book "The A-List Playbook: How to Survive Any Crisis While Remaining Wealthy, Famous, and Most Importantly, Skinny" which is a work of satire along the same lines. It was clever and funny. This book is NOT. I didn't find it funny or enjoyable, and the narration is 6 hours of that completely annoying "vocal fry".
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