Okay, so here’s the deal tweekers. I’ve been sort of MIA this past week and a half because I’ve actually had to work. And by work I don’t mean standing around smiling, and looking pretty (which is what my jobs usually consist of) but actual work that made me glisten (because I refuse to sweat.)
Who knew that having a job would require any effort on my part? My angst can best be describe by the title of a chapter of a book that I am currently reading entitled, White Girl Problems chapter 21 “Every job I’ve ever had is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
Yes, this triumphant memoir of one Babe Walker truly speaks to me, and has inspired this post. You see another reason I’ve been MIA is because I was reading this book to review for this post. I fell completely behind schedule last week and wasn’t able to finish on time, due to the slave labor I had to complete.
Babe Walker, is a fearless woman with whom I have fallen in love with over the past couple of months. I started following her twitter account at some point in 2011 and then learned that she would be publishing her memoirs in 2012.
She speaks to the privileged/daunted/troubled white girl in all of us. Only Babe would know what true problems some of us have to face. From never knowing her mother, to having a best friend that we love/hate, to finding love in all the wrong places, and scaring off potential suitors. Babe knows and has been through it all.
In the book you will find such heroing stories such as the time when Babe gained two pounds and had to run on the freeway to get to her therapists office in order to vent. Also you’ll learn all about her labiaplasty, and how she lost her virginity to her gay best friend.
Among other things, you’ll also get to experience the great artist that Babe is. The book includes sketches drawn by Ms. Walker that depict her outfits of choice for certain occasions.
I recommend this book to any fashionista who has ever endured life’s true hardships, like the time that your alter ego completely made a fool out of you for a week, or the time that you hit rock bottom at a fitting room at Barneys, and had to check into rehab.
Book links available on her website BabeWalker.com
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