by Babe Walker
In this hysterical follow-up to the New York Times bestseller White Girl Problems, Babe Walker travels the globe as she tries to figure out the answer to the question foremost on everyone’s mind—including hers: Who is Babe Walker?
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker’s New York Times bestselling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you’ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos.
Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her “alleged” shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air ten pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time—a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she’s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging.
Babe’s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn’t drive Babe to utter insanity.
Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season—already as timeless as vintage Dior.
Psychos was a hard one for me. I did enjoy Babe Walkers (three collaborators) first book. So, naturally, when I picked this up, I was hoping for a bit more or possibly to be even better than the first (but when does that ever happen???). However, I was extremely disappointed.
The book starts off with Babe in rehab for a shopping addiction. At some point she tries to escape a crazy stalker. Again, the story is a little far-fetched and (even though it isn’t real) unbelievable. There has to be some truth when writing a memoir, even a fake one.
Babe was 10x more annoying and obnoxious. I was barely even able to get through this one. Sure, some of her commentary is hysterical and almost relatable (don’t hate me). But I really had to push through this one. With the alter-ego coming in and out. This one was way more difficult to read than the first book.
Overall, reading this book was a bit painful. It just didn’t do anything for me.