The title of the book WHATEVER does indeed tell a story that the author does not really care much of what you will think of her once you are done reading this book.
This is purely on the fact that what she penned down in this book does and will have different reactions from readers.
In this tell- it-all memoir simply titled ‘WHATEVER’, Saskia Bailey broke every codes there is in memoir writing, if there’s even such codes.
The 21 year-old Bailey in this well crafted memoir shares everything from her upbringing in Cape Town, her wealthy family background and her very colourful sexual life that will definitely shock many readers.
This book is very entertaining, educative and most importantly written in manner that will make one appreciate the author’s honesty.
Saskia successfully shared her 21 years of living in this book, without omitting anything about her.
From taking drugs, sleeping with older men and having sex 15 times a day and more …..
The beauty of this memoir is that it opens a window for readers to get to understand and see how privilege and rich children view the world.
After reading this book, many will also start questioning the kind of freedom which wealthy parents afford their children and Saskia’s parents and their way of parenting comes under the microscope.
‘I guess I like my parents because there’s a mutual respect. They treat me like an adult when I demand that of them, giving me the space to go off on my booty calls and whatnot.’
While Saskia doesn’t hide the fact that she is ‘trustafarain’, a trust fund baby, thanks to her wealthy family, given the fact that her grandfather was the founder of Drum Magazine.
However, just like other women in the country, she shares her fears in living in South Africa and also being a white person in country that is so racially divided.
While the book is indeed a proper memoir of the 21st century, one just wonders if one day Miss Bailey will look at this book and ask herself if it was necessary to share such explosive private information with the world or she will just push the ‘WHATEVER’ attitude?