'Desperate In DC' Ebook Now Available on Kindle
The hilarious new blog-book Desperate in DC has been released at a discounted price of just $1.99 for Amazon Kindle readers just in time for the New Year! Desperate in DC from first time authors and radio personalities Crystal Walker and Phoebe Thompson chronicles the exploits of two privileged and wickedly funny professional women in Washington, DC through their witty and often laugh-out-loud blog exchanges with one another. The ladies gleefully skewer the privileged and powerful in the nation's capital, while simultaneously tackling their own life challenges.
"Crystal" and "Phoebe" (pseudonyms for the authors and on-air pundits, who understandably wish to fly under the radar) are also in the midst of a nationwide talk radio tour, having appeared on dozens of leading shows from coast-to-coast to dish about hot pop culture topics from navigating through family gatherings to the merits of being naughty rather than nice at office parties.
The two fashionista Washington, DC moms have proven adept at tackling the challenges of modern motherhood, money, and marriage both on the air and in ebook form. Crystal, a DC employment attorney and mother of four and Phoebe, a public relations consultant and mother of two shine with their friendly fire, hilarious visuals, and clever conversation. They joyfully skewer the power, wealth and status-hungry residents of the Washington DC metro area - while poking fun at the daily happenings of their own lives.
The anonymity of the writers' identities has provided them with the ultimate "fly on the wall" status, soaking up insider dirt in the usually buttoned-up and mysterious world of the Nation's Capital. You would never imagine that two attractive, fit and preppy mothers would be the conduits to all that DC dirty laundry, and that's exactly the point.
In Desperate in DC and on the air, the ladies share stories of sex and social climbing, two fads not unique to Washington, D.C., but perhaps perfected there. Crystal and Phoebe shine a light on their own hijinks too, from sexting a complete stranger in order to get some computer work done, to the challenges of fulfilling one's "wifely duty" while dealing with kids, cars, and knucklehead husbands.
"Desperate in DC is cleverly laid out; it's a collection of email and text exchanges, snarky community newsletters, and notes and pictures that add up to a very authentic, humorous take on life. Imagine if TV's "Real Housewives of DC" hadn't been so edited for television, and the stars could really say and do what they wanted and you have a point of reference for Desperate in DC", says A.J. Rice, a former V.P. and talk show producer for radio's Laura Ingraham Show and Talk Radio Networks.
Crystal and Phoebe have come to terms with their outrageous yet candid lifestyles. "If you can't poke fun at the ridiculousness of the way we live here," quips co-author Phoebe, "...paying three times what we should for our homes, stuck in perpetual traffic, jockeying to see just how exclusive our kid's private school is when the public schools in this area are better than 99% of the rest of the country, then you've been drinking the Washington, D.C. Kool-Aid too long." Crystal's twinkling eyes give off a sense of been there, done that, keep the t-shirt. "Just go anywhere else in America... hell, go 150 miles into West Virginia or Pennsylvania and you'll see how the rest of the world lives."
For anyone wrestling with the seemingly endless issues tied to money, marriage, and motherhood, Desperate in DC demonstrates that women who appear to have it all certainly don't have it all figured out - even if they do succeed in making the journey hilarious as well as enlightening.