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The Vanderpump Rules breakout star and provocateur brings her signature sharp wit to the page with this collection of humorous and brutally honest essays exploring her rocky road to fame, sobriety, and beyond.

What does “Give them Lala” mean? It means giving the truest, most honest version of yourself to the world. It means being authentic, bold, adventurous, and having an unapologetic approach to life.

Hollywood is where Lauren Burningham, aspiring actress from Utah, fully embraced her alter-ego Lala Kent, entrepreneur, entertainer, and film and television star. Some say she’s rude; Lala says she claps back. Some say she’s spontaneous; Lala says “eat up the drama”. Some say she’s too bold; Lala knows she’s reality TV gold. Truth is without giving them Lala, Lauren could never have become the woman she is today.

In her debut collection of essays, Lala shares how you, too, can embrace the best version of yourself and never feel guilty for deserving more. As she leads us on her bumpy journey from suburban boredom to Hollywood glamour, she’ll explain how women can - and should - feel just as free as men when it comes to sex, how sobriety saved her life and relationship, and how we should treasure every day we have with those we love.

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I love lala but I did not love this book. just all over the map.

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Loved getting to know Lala on a deeper level

It was nice to find out about some behind the scene events from Vanderpump Rules. It was cool to hear what makes Lala herself. It was an emotional journey and she is a sober inspiration.

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  • OklahomaMomma
  • 2021-05-05

Exhausting and forgettable


Nothing the viewers of VPR didn’t already know. Egomaniac and narcissist
Lala Kent makes a weak attempt to save face by writing this book but will always be known as the vulgar bully from Vanderpump Rules, who’s biggest accomplishments were becoming sober and bagging a rich man.

Lauren Burningham claims to have written a book. Or did “Lauryn Kent” write it? Or was it “Lala”? And if it was Lala, what version of her was it? The “beast” or the “sweet” Lala? Trust me, you will eventually give up on trying to guess what version of Lala you are getting. Whoever it was, this is the story of her life.

Rich, spoiled, white privileged girl, “Lauren” from Utah accepts no responsibility for her bad behavior and actions, casually blaming her alter ego “Lala” for any and all of her stomach churning antics. She admits she doesn’t like to blame herself for her own actions and that is evident throughout the entire book. There are many
inconsistencies involving her drinking and the reason she changed her name; all part of the blame game.

Lala grew up in an upper/middle class family with little structure or rules resulting in her erratic, attention seeking behavior. She was a rebel that was never given boundaries and never told “no.” Her mother even allowed her to have sex in the family home.

The beginning of the book is extremely exhausting, sexual encounters with numerous men. Two of the men have names that start with the letter “C,” making it easy for the reader/ listener to loose track. She also changes the names of anyone well known or famous, which is aggravating yet understandable.

Lala had things handed to her her entire life, yet claims to be a hustler and credits no one but herself for her mediocre success. An agent saw her sitting eating lunch and approached her. Lisa Vanderpump approached her to work at Sur. Randall Emmett’s assistant approached her, and so on. If she should credit herself for anything, it should be for her approachability, not her hustle skills.

All meaningful life stories consist of struggles and successes. It is evident that Lala has reached deep to find relatable hardships her fans can empathize with. The obstacles Lala is faced with and overcomes are minimal at best, (or could have been prevented) excluding the death of her father. We all know how she handles this... as she blames his death and her alcoholism for treating others like trash. Again taking no responsibility.

Eventually, Randall comes along and changes her life... kind of. Apparently, she had already tasted the good life and been on a private jet. She earns and deserves everything simply because she is “Lala.”When she meets Randall, the reader assumes everything just comes her way and that’s ok. You want to be happy for her, but on many levels, Lala disappoints. With Randall, she acts like an entitled, spoiled child. How she treats him is heartbreaking.

Lala tries to convince the reader that she is and has always been an empath from a young age. Her attempt to gain empathy from the reader? Not so fast. What kind of empath bully’s people they feel are weak. What kind of empath see’s her fiancé Randall as “sweet and angelic”, gets annoyed by the sound of his breath, goes in the bathroom and shoves his toothbrush into her “asshole,”then stands by to wait for him to brush his teeth, only to laugh at him. This is so disgusting and disturbing. To prey on and bully people who seem innocent and angelic (like Raquel) who was never mentioned in the book by the way.

Overall “Give Them Lala,” lacks intelligence,inspiration and empowerment. The authors tone is arrogant throughout most of the book. Some parts are repetitive and rant-like, probably just filler for word count. She also speaks in the third person numerous times, which by the end, makes the reader wonder if she will claim multiple personalities are responsible for her sickening behavior.

One more thing! I’m horrified that she can’t wait for her daughter to read this book! Mind-blowing! Not worth the read.




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  • Jessica L
  • 2021-05-08

better than expected

I went into this thinking it would be a flop. like another bravo character. I was completely wrong. this book was awesome and Lala did a better than expected performance reading it. I listened to this in 2 days. it was entertaining and brought me to tears at one point.

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  • Joy Golub
  • 2021-05-08

Love love love!!!!! She gave us LALA!!

If you love Lala, you need to read this!! Well written, well read and just great!! Thank you Lala!!!

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  • bexcubana
  • 2021-05-08

Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

I've watched every episode of Vanderpump Rules and Lala is by far my favorite person on the show. Her book does not disappoint. I love her brash yet sensitive and honest account of her life. Also, she did a great narration.

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  • Shannon Everly
  • 2021-05-07

Love LaLa!!

I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was listening to my girlfriend recall some of our "war stories"🤦🏼‍♀️🤣You are such a relatable girl. I found myself finishing your sentences LOL I'm so glad you found your happy place. We'll be waiting for the next book! We LOVE LALA 💞

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  • Brianne Nelson
  • 2021-05-07

Loved

Loved the real and honest truth. Make me love her even more than I already did!!

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  • fazeela jaiserrisingh
  • 2021-05-07

Great job and I am so proud of you

This book allows the viewers turn readers to understand you better

Great job and I am so proud of you

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  • Miriam
  • 2021-05-06

Honest!

Brutally honest and frank! Loved every second of the audiobook. Thanks for sharing, I loved it!

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  • Nettie
  • 2021-05-06

From the heart.

Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your heart and helping me understand you. You were so honest and raw. I have so much love for all you put into it. So proud of you and know your dad is too.

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  • Karnold
  • 2021-05-05

Wow. Just wow.

I wanted to write this review after chapter 2, because I loved it so much already. Then in chapter 4 I thought it can’t get better than this. I’m so glad I waited to do it at the end. What a phenomenal first audiobook to listen to. I’ve been wanting to read more books but fall asleep or lose interest. An audiobook was exactly what I needed, to hear Lauren give a full testament of hers and Lala’s experience. I cried, laughed, and gasped. I could not stop listening. This was such a well written and entertaining biography about one woman’s life through childhood, love, grief, and the yellow brick road that she hiked toward happiness.