American Babe. A White Girl Problems Book, by Babe Walker
Hidden amid more useful punctuation, the hash tag is now the most popular button on the keyboard. The idea of grouping by using the fancy symbol was first trialled in 2007, in a blog post by Stowe Boyd. And since then, it has been enthusiastically embraced… and sometimes abused.
What started off as a Twitter account –which now counts more than 825K followers– among two brothers and a friend has turned into big business for authors David and Tanner Cohen and Lara Schoenhals, the talented writers behind the mega successful “White Girl Problems“ books.
#whitegirlproblems started off along the lines of rich girl problems, and Babe Walker is the voice behind it -a wealthy girl living in Los Angeles whose “problems” landed her in retail rehab after spending $246,893.50 one afternoon at the luxury department store Barneys.
In the third book “American Babe“, Babe Walker faces her most daunting challenge yet: suburbia.
Babe thought she had done it all. After all, she’s survived the highly exclusive social hierarchies of Bel Air, traipsed around Europe in true white-girl fashion, and left her mark on several of the best rehab facilities in the United States. But now Babe is about to enter a terrifying new world: Middle America.
After a freak accident that was definitely not Babe’s fault, her estranged mother offers her the perfect escape from LA: an invite to her grandfather’s eightieth birthday party in Maryland, of all places. Babe’s journey throws her headlong into elementary school classrooms full of small, unfashionable people and pizza buffet restaurants that will haunt her nightmares and eventually back to Los Angeles, thank goodness. Tossed together with her cousins -basic preteen Cara and mature and preternaturally stylish Knox- Babe learns that connecting with someone on an intimate, familial level might be the most rewarding experience.
Unapologetic and unfiltered Babe Walker is light and entertaining. If you aren’t in the mood for serious literature but pure satire, that’s the book. Enjoyable and easy to read.. American Babe is #perfect!
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