Inspired by our end-of-year laments of not reading enough in 2011, BYT as a collective decided to take things into our own carpel-tunneled-from-too-much-internet hands and start reading more, as a whole. So, every week (and sometimes more than once a week) we commit to reviewing a book we think you’d love. Cool? Cool. Feel free to post reading suggestions for us in the comments.
- BOOK TITLE: White Girl Problems by Babe Walker
- YOU MAY ENJOY THIS IF YOU LIKE: Brunch, ‘Spending too much time eye fucking technology,’ Ryan Gosling, Therapy, Twitter, Barneys, Complaining, the Man Repeller.
NERD ALERT- Hey psyschos incase you didn’t get the memo your favorite twitter handle released a memoir!
When I first got word that mastermind who has been ghostwriting the notorious @whitegrlproblem twitter account (and racking up over 640,000 followers in the process) received a publishing contract I was extremely pleased to hear that a girl who tweets about nothing but shopping, boys and adderall could turn her lifestyle into a career. After all don’t economists spot trends and take advantage of them as they begin because Babe Walker was on one with this concept! I’d recommend taking this book with a pinch of salt (preferably around the rim of a margarita glass, blended).
By diving into this book readers get to experience what it’s like to walk in Babe Walker’s shoes… or rather her spiky Christian Louboutin heels. This book is filled stories during the struggle between completely avoiding reality and attempting to face adulthood. Let’s face it: whatever way you slice it, the struggle is (somewhat) real these days.
White Girl Problems starts off with ‘Baby Babe’ and stories from her childhood but continues on to tell the tale of Babe Walker leaving the nest, and heading off for college (multiple times of course) and learning to spread her wings…sometimes a little too far but whatever. With each chapter focusing in on a significant time period in Babe’s life readers grow to both love and hate this lighthearted character who could perhaps be considered a modern day Cher Horowitz.
In conclusion I enjoyed this feel good and beyond humorous read. Also, I believe (no matter how much we deny it) their is a little bit of Babe in each and every twenty something female… and if not then there are probably more than enough “Babes” in your social circle to go around!
NEXT BOOK I PLAN TO READ: My Life in T-Shirts The Autobiography of Aaron Bondaroff. I am really trying to get inside Aaron Bondaroff’s mind. ARON knew how to build a strong powerful community in the New York art scene amongst his fellow creatives by building off of one another’s talent to all achieve global success.
PS: I read White Girl Problems while simultaneously reading Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker which is totally on the opposite end of the spectrum/library but I highly recommend checking it out.