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The Baddest B*tch in the Room

(Inspiring Young Minds Version)
Narrated by: Sophia Chang
Length: 8 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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From the Prologue

"Where are you from?"

  • The Baddest Bitch in the Room
  • "Where are you from?"

About the Creator and Performer

Sophia Chang is a Korean-Canadian music business matriarchitect who was the first Asian woman in hip-hop. Throughout her storied career, she worked with Paul Simon as well as managed Wu-Tang Clan members ODB, RZA, GZA, as well as Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, Chang left the music business to be trained in kung fu and to manage the USA Shaolin Temple with her then partner with whom she has two children. Always ready to embrace new challenges, she produced runway shows for Vivienne Tam and "Project Runway All Stars," was an account executive at a digital agency, and wrote a screenplay for HBO. She is currently developing numerous film and TV properties. Her highly anticipated memoir is the Audible Original entitled The Baddest Bitch in the Room.

About Hello Sunshine

Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine is on a mission to change the narrative for women through storytelling, creating and curating content that celebrates women and puts them at the center of the story. We tell complex stories that shine a light on where women are right now and those that help chart a new path forward.

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Hoped it would be worth the time, it wasn't!

I thought this book would have inspirational ways to be a bad a@@ woman, but it did not. I have read and listened to documentaries before, but this one was so long and boring to me. I do commend her for her strenght and for staying strong during the horrible banter from mean and racist kids and people, some people just suck and it was sad that happened to her. There was no inspiration on how to get through hard times or any good advice for the readers. There are probably many people that like this audiobook, but for me, it was painful to listen all the way to the end. I did not want to stop listening just incase something would be inspiring or something fantastic to take away. I personally just did not enjoy this audiobook one bit. If you are wanting any advice on how to be a Bad A@@ this will not help you, but if you would like to know all about Sophia Chang, this is a book for you. I do appreciate the curse words being bleeped/scratched out and that she took a chance and wrote a book. I am not hating, it just wasn't for me or something I'd recommend to my friends.

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Worth it!

Sophia Chang is the voice I’ve been WAITING to hear and the voice I NEEDED to hear when I was younger.  The "Baddest Bitch in the Room" is many things -- a first gen/immigrant story, a leadership story, female empowerment story, and above all, a love story. "Baddest Bitch" captures Sophia's love of family, hip-hop, martial arts, the men in her life, and her multi-layered culture (Korean, Canadian, New Yorker).  She talks about her risks, struggles,  triumphs, and failures in relationships and business. She challenges different stereotypes/definitions/expectations about what it means to be an Asian woman, a single mother, a working mother, and a woman in her 50s. She speaks about her devotion to her children AND about her sexual needs and desires. Amen to that. Sophia gives women permission to be multi-dimensional: powerful and vulnerable, strong and kind, smart and sexy, confident and scared, feminine and foul-mouthed. 


"Baddest Bitch" needed to be an audiobook. Print wouldn’t have done justice to all the layers and nuances of Sophia's story and her personality. Where else will anyone hear an 80-something year old Korean mom and hip-hop's greatest interspersed with French and ample f-bombs? Nowhere. As Sophia narrated, I appreciated hearing her laugh, hearing her voice crack when she recalled a friend's death, and hearing what sometimes sounded like unscripted commentary. Is it different than other audiobooks, maybe a bit grittier and imperfect? Yes. And that's what makes it so great. 

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This was amazing!!

I could not stop listening to this, from the very beginning! The story of Sophia's journey is captivating!! I was hanging on to every word. The voice-overs were an added bonus.

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Bad b*tches listen up

I loved this book - raw, intimate, powerful and unapologetic. Sometimes it takes women decades to realize and claim their own identity and power. Never mind that you’ve been this way all along, it’s the claiming and proclaiming of the title that puts the Universe on notice. Sophia Chang blew me away with her honesty, her candor, her self awareness. I didn’t want the book to end because I knew I would miss hearing her in my car. But I did finish. And I do miss her. But it’s all good cuz I’m a bad b*tch too. Now to make sure the baddest women I know hear this story too. Listen now. Especially if you need to be reminded how bad you already are, were or want to become. Seriously, listen.

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Loved it!

Could not put the book down. Sophia's story is .. just.. wow! When is the movie coming out? Thanks for rekindling my own fire for search for SELF!

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Prophetic reading

Inspiring prophetic not just for listening but insightful. Sincerely thankful and Grateful and thankful bless.


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I really enjoyed Ms. Chang sharing her life.

loved it. This was an encouraging story. Helped me to think about life. thank you

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What every woman must read! The best book of 2019!

Sophia Chang's memoir is refreshing and real and powerful and brilliantly written. I felt like I was right there with her for her joy and pain. She is a priestess of the highest order!

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Sofia is the real deal!

I absolutely love this book! I love the way Sophia and everyone who participated in the reading of the book all came together and told her story! Love & respect to a lady who’s really done it all!!!

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Sophia Chang is one bad Bitch

I loved everything about this book from her narration, to unexpected voice of her friends , the New York back drop and her amazing story. This book was wriiten at the right time, allowing woman the right to be strong and vulnerable at the sametime while trying to balance between everything in between. Read this book and unleash your bad bitch.