Babe Walker is thin, 25-year-old, liquid diet-loving, Bel Air bombshell. We hate to disappoint, but it turns out that Babe Walker is also fictional.
Well, not totally fictional. She is the imagined character behind buzzworthy book White Girl Problems, a satirical look at what happens when a privileged, white girl from California lands in rehab after a $250,000 shopping binge at Barneys. Created by trio, Lara Schoenhals, Tanner Cohen and David Oliver Cohen, Babe is inspired by modern day celebrities who are out of touch with reality. So how did this all come to be? Watch our interview with co-creator Lara Schoenhals on how they went from Twitter to the New York Times Best Seller List:
"We started a twitter account in April 2010 that was just to air general white girl problems, and then we found that people really responded to a certain voice," Schoenhals told genConnect. "We honed the voice and created this monster known as Babe Walker, and the rest is history. Babe kind of took over and she wrote this book."Follow @whitgrlproblem on Twitter to learn more about Babe Walker
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About the Author: Lara Schoenhals is just one of the people behind the infamous persona Babe Walker and hilarious Twitter-feed-turned-book, White Girl Problems. A former production assistant from Oklahoma City, Schoenhals along with friends David Oliver Cohen and Tanner Cohen created a Twitter account to poke fun at modern celebrities who seemed a little out of touch with reality.