Next Level Basic

The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook
Narrated by: Stassi Schroeder
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,006 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guide from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by the Betches and Andi Dorfman. 

Millions of Vanderpump Rules viewers and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder as a major defender of basic bitch rights. There’s nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously or think you have to be pretentious to be cool. Stassi champions the things that many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of the day, obvs), astrology, hot dogs, the perfect pair of Louboutins, romantic comedies...the list goes on and on. 

This audiobook is for people tired of pretending they would rather see a Daniel Day-Lewis movie about sewing or read War and Peace than watch a Saw marathon or listen to...well, this audiobook! 

In Next Level Basic, the reality star, podcast queen, and ranch dressing expert gives you hilarious and pointed lessons on how to have fun and celebrate yourself, with exclusive stories from her own life and on the set of Vanderpump Rules. From her very public breakups to her most intimate details about her plastic surgery, Stassi shares her own personal experiences with her trademark honesty - all with the hope you can learn something from them.  

©2019 Stassi Schroeder (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,333
  • 4 Stars
    314
  • 3 Stars
    187
  • 2 Stars
    74
  • 1 Stars
    98
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,302
  • 4 Stars
    213
  • 3 Stars
    103
  • 2 Stars
    43
  • 1 Stars
    64
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,047
  • 4 Stars
    278
  • 3 Stars
    208
  • 2 Stars
    78
  • 1 Stars
    106

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Okay AF

How many times can someone say Basic AF? Well if you read this book, you will hear it every other sentence. Let me recap this book for you. Be yourself and you can title yourself Basic AF. Stassi tells you to be yourself, but also she is gonna judge you for it. She contradicts herself left and right, but I give her props. She made made money off me (I drank the kool-aid and thought this book might be worth it) so I purchased it. Instant regret.

48 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Horrible

If you want to be dumb, this is a great book for you to read

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Snooze

I couldn’t listen anymore. Not interesting and a very overuse of the acronym “A.F.” I think it would have been better to just say the word f*ck.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Worst book I’ve listened to

Seriously, I haven’t listened to a book this bad, ever. It was terrible. So random and literally made me want to throw up in spots.

21 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Thank God I could "LISTEN" because I can't....

...imagine trying to "READ" a hard paper printed copying this book!! AF

Basically, it's a basic book about every imaginable basic subject matter under the AF sun.

I wouldn't recommend for anybody over 35 years old.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

I cant belive I wasted a credit on this

I wanted to listen to this so bad and I wanted to like it. but, i just cant. it doesnt even sound like shes trying not to read from a script. it also just sounds like that one really good friend who's a little drunk, and your the DD and shes stuck in the bathroom with another drunk girl and wont stop talking.

64 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

It's basically, a crappy book

Big fan of Vanderpump and the whole cast, but this book was tough to listen to. Not my cup of pumpkin spice latte.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Basic Bitch essential!

Ok, so I'm a 52 year old attorney and I work with some pretty serious stuff---survivors of sexual assault--that kind of thing and I love watching Vanderpump Rules b/c it reminds me of me and my friends when we were in our 30's...before marriage, kids and all that serious stuff. Just fun to watch human behavior at it's finest! I started listening to Stassi's podcast and find it cheers me up to listen to her banter about basic bitch things especially when life can be so fucking serious and no fun. Stop taking yourselves so seriously, people! Stassi is bright, witty and authentic. A natural performer...she has the gift of gab and ability to tell stories in the most amusing fashion.

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great quick fun read!

I’m so glad this popped up ready to read on a sleepless night. It’s fun, lighthearted and easy going, and also empowering in a sweet way. She did an awesome job reading her own book. I mean yay for Instagram tricks and a very thorough line up of ranch dressings, right?!

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

High expectations, totally not disappointed.

Stassi is my favorite part of Vanderpump rules. I was extremely wary about listening to this book because sometimes reality stars books are lackluster. But this book is 100% Stassi. It’s well paced and a nice easy listen for a few car rides.

3 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Secretary Type Bird
  • Secretary Type Bird
  • 06-20-19

Basic bitchiness at its best

I'm a huge Vanderpump Rules fan and really like Stassi on the show. I found this book lighthearted and laugh out loud funny at points. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to embrace my Basic Bitchiness!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ashleigh
  • Ashleigh
  • 04-23-19

Why is Stassi Me

I have watched vanderpump rules since season one, and I have always loved the basic bitchness of Stassi so when I saw she had a book coming out I HAD to buy it I am still waiting for the actual book to come but listened to the book today and LOVED it so much. There were so many times I was like did I write this book? And I would totally join the Stassi Cult please initiate me.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stephie
  • Stephie
  • 04-17-19

Like listening to a rant from your bestie

Fantastically funny & brilliantly read. In case I didn’t already want Stassi as a friend this sealed it. Adore her!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Evalyn turner
  • Evalyn turner
  • 07-28-19

A bit of fun

Great life philosophies for current times and young women. I love Stassi's attitude, unapologetically herself but also can admit when she may have made mistakes. Definitely a good role model.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-19

cheeky empowerment

I loved this book. I read it in two days. Fun yet has meaning as well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

Loooove this book

If you are a stassi fan you will love this book. Classic tales, intimate details and great life tips. Don’t take it all to seriously, it’s fun!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dee Hithgoda
  • Dee Hithgoda
  • 05-17-19

She’s so entertaining and extremely lovable!

I loved this book! Stassi you are the cutest and the most entertaining. It was a lighthearted listen and I really enjoyed it. Being a woman in my 40’s I could still relate to everything and I found it made me smile a lot and giggle. She’s a delightful soul and full of character!. I love her she’s brilliant! Well done on a great book Stassi.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle King
  • Michelle King
  • 05-08-19

ABSOLUTE BEST!

I absolutely loved this book and I don't think any one but the queen herself could have read it. Stassi genuinely makes you feel like she's your bestie and you are just having a chat over some wine. I really hope she does another book just like it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-19

Loved it!!!

Absolutely adored this book and Stassi read it so well. Felt exactly like I was hanging out with a gf and having a good laugh and got some good tips in it to. if your in your late 20s early 30s you will totally relate to this book. Thanks Stassi for being so open and honest and now I'm even more embracing my Basicness and feel so much more confident with myself. All the best girl!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-19

Fun, funny & oh so honest!

Loved it! I don't think I would have enjoyed this anywhere near as much if it was narrated by anyone other than Stassi! Can't wait for the next book!