Whateverland: Learning to Live Here [NOOK Book]

Overview

Welcome to Whateverland!

In this special world, there's no such thing as shame, grim embarrassment, or TMI. Now, in this hilarious and irreverent guide to life, the Whatever duo of Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt shares their edgy commentary, colorfully candid true-life stories, and stylish common sense on everything from dieting to home, marriage to organizing, dating to eating, fashion to sex.

This unique tour of Whateverland is ...

See more details below
Whateverland: Learning to Live Here

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$13.99
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$24.95 List Price

Overview

Welcome to Whateverland!

In this special world, there's no such thing as shame, grim embarrassment, or TMI. Now, in this hilarious and irreverent guide to life, the Whatever duo of Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt shares their edgy commentary, colorfully candid true-life stories, and stylish common sense on everything from dieting to home, marriage to organizing, dating to eating, fashion to sex.

This unique tour of Whateverland is perhaps the world's first un-self-help book. Most self-improvement and DIY books ask you to focus on your flaws and then change yourself and your life in order to fix them. In Whateverland,Alexis and Jennifer confess that we all haveimperfections and insecurities, and they argue—with wit and irony—that we need to accept ourselves the way we are. Yes, we can improve, but we don't need to aim for perfection. Our flubs don't have to get in the way of our happiness, and yes, they can be funny.

In Whateverland, Alexis and Jennifer share their shocking life experiences, deep and dark personality quirks, and exuberant gossip. You'll read about the time Jennifer clogged Martha Stewart's pristine toilet, what happened when Alexis's pants came undone in a crowded restaurant, and much more. The Whateverland women share practical advice for every area of your life, including getting over the mistakes your parents made, starting over when you mess up on a new diet, and fun things to do with your underwear when you're on a date.

You'll read Alexis and Jennifer's rules on dating and home decor. Illustrated throughout with photos from the authors' personal collections, Whateverland also includes simple, elegant,and delicious recipes.

Whatever you struggle with—bad hair, an unhappy childhood, or not-the-best cookingand "homekeeping" skills—the real-deal wisdom of Alexis and Jennifer will help you see that it's totally okay not to be perfect at home,at work, and in your relationships. Once you level with yourself and lighten up, life can be happier and a hell of a lot more fun.

This is definitely not your mother's self-help book. Whatever!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble

Some of the most popular features of Sirius/XM's Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer were the hosts' very candid responses to questions from the audience. The show is now gone, but readers can tune into Whateverland, its author's equally irreverent, disarming, and humorous approach to essential life issues. Whether Martha Stewart's daughter and her longtime cohort are discussing dating and foreplay or weight loss and eating obsessions, their advice is upfront, outrageous, and personal. Not your mother's idea of a self-help book.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118101957
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 591,982
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Alexis Stewart is Martha Stewart's daughter. With Jennifer Koppleman Hutt, daughter of Martha Stewart LivingOmnimedia executive chairman Charles Koppelman, Alexis Stewart cohosted for six years Sirius Radio's hugely popular show Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer, now Whatever with Jennifer. Alexis and Jennifer also cohosted the television show Whatever, Martha! Alexis lives with her daughter in Greenwich Village. Jennifer lives with her husband and children on Long Island.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
We're Not Qualified to Give Advice, but We Give It Anyway

1. What the Hell Is Homekeeping? 7
Alexis and Jennifer on Life at Home

2. Does Talking to Pop-Tarts Mean You're Crazy? 25
Alexis and Jennifer on Food and Eating

3. Getting Married in a Gray Flannel Suit 51
Alexis and Jennifer on Marriage and Relationships

4. Not a Hoarder, Still a Slob 69
Alexis and Jennifer on Cleaning and Organizing

5. Should Sex Ever Involve Food? 89
Alexis and Jennifer on Sex and Dating

6. Wrapping Your Own Christmas Presents 119
Alexis and Jennifer on Growing Up Dysfunctional

7. What Do You Mean You "Can't" Cook? 153
Alexis and Jennifer on Cooking and Kitchenphobia

8. Drawing the Line at Fat Elbows 169
Alexis and Jennifer on Weight Loss and Body Issues

9. The Devil Wore Palazzo Pants 201
Alexis and Jennifer on Fashion

10. You're Only as Sick as Your Secrets 219
Alexis and Jennifer on Their Deepest, Darkest Personality Quirks

Acknowledgments 245

Resources: Alexis and Jennifer’s Guide to Useful Sites and Favorite Things 247

Credits 250

Index 251

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 20 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(4)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 20 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Do not waste your $$$!

    Martha must have paid to have this published because this is the worst book ever put into print. I am so sorry I wasted my money to buy this. Two rich, spoiled girls who whine about everything. Total waste of your time to even crack this open. Nothing of interest about either of them. Although, I cannot imagine any morsel of Jennifer's life that would hold any fascination for anyone. Alexis is spoiled and exudes entitlement. Surely, growing up with Martha would be fertile groungd for some funny, sad, tragic, horrible memories. Her Mother is one of the most accomplished and driven women in America. And yet Alexis has nothing to say about her experience. I am not looking for evil payback, I am just interested in what it is like to grow up with MS as a Mother. Love her or hate her, she is interesting. Not Alexis. Martha should have given her a spine and some moral character when she was raising her. Cannot imagine who listens to these two idiots on the radio.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Glad I read the sample first...

    Grossly self-absorbed dingys. Don't waste your money. Read the free sample first , then you will know not to buy the book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    Funny Ladies

    Alex and Jenny- famous parents aside- are pretty funny ladies who aren't afraid to talk about anything. If you are a fan of their Sirius Radio show, you'll like this book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Wow, maybe these girls should really have to live a normal life! How disgusting they are! I have never really watched Martha, but Wow, her daughter is pathetic!

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Interesting perspectives!

    No real structure but was intriguing and free spirited much like the topics and opinions. I was thrilled to see there is someone who thinks and acts very similar to me. I think Alexis Stewart and I should meet! Its real life reflections and experiences that I enjoyed the most... reading different perspectives to a topic was interesting to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Blech

    Not as fun to read as I had hoped

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Hilarious!

    I loved this book! I laughed out loud. Wished it was longer. Hope they write another book soon. I love Alexis's dry sense of humor and agreed with most everything she said. Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Great book, was loving it...

    notice I say, "loving it ", however, all of a sudden it would time out on my Nook. After spending time on the help desk, who were very nice, but couldn't help, I have decided that for some reason this is perhaps a corrupted file on my Nook reader. Have abandonded reading it on my Nook, but still enjoying it on my desktop. This book is very funny, interesting, and extremely informative ! I love it !!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Great book!

    If you don't like Martha Stewart or her daughter and best friend, yes you will hate this book regardless. Their book is fun and funny, not about two rich brats who are complaining about their lives. It is worth the money!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 20 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)