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)
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!
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!
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!
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....
The voice of this book without narration is amazing. Babe Walker feels so real. I get the tongue-in-cheek idea of her but it still felt like everyone has struggles no matter their walk in life. I had several laugh-out-loud moments but more than that I felt myself rooting for her despite the fact that she was a complete narcissist with no basis in reality. I absolutely loved the choice of narrator as it felt like her voice was truly Babe Walker. I have taken to listening to books on audio as I no longer have time to read and was so happy with my choice. I am a writer as well and I'm pretty picky about what I read or in this case listen to. A friend felt I would love this and she was not wrong. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a good read or listen that will entertain and make you have some feels.
At first I was a little taken aback from the snooty attitude of the main character, babe, but as the story progresses I found her to be irresistible funny and witty. The story is of course the kind of over the top rich kid fantasy we all joke about, but it still brings back good messages of family and finding yourself. Lord this book, and will definitely continue to read the entire sequel.
This book reads like a bad Anne Hathaway movie. It's mostly just a rich girl complaining and floundering in her indulgences and when you get to the end you're expecting her to learn some grand lesson about how people are more important than things but I guess the plot twist is that she doesn't? ... I would recommend this book to bitchy girls looking for a guide as to how to become more bitchy.
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