Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi,...

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ISBN:0385542232
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Rich People Problems Reviews

  • Suzanne
    Feb 27, 2017

    I received an ARC of Kevin Kwan's Rich People Problems from Netgalley and Doubleday in exchange for an honest review.

    In this third installation, Kevin Kwan brings back the magic I felt China Rich Girlfriend was missing. Although to be honest, I could still do without Kitty. I did not like her in the second book, and still felt like she was mostly unneeded - mainly because there are so many great characters in the book who could have used the time given to her.

    Back to the great parts of this boo

    I received an ARC of Kevin Kwan's Rich People Problems from Netgalley and Doubleday in exchange for an honest review.

    In this third installation, Kevin Kwan brings back the magic I felt China Rich Girlfriend was missing. Although to be honest, I could still do without Kitty. I did not like her in the second book, and still felt like she was mostly unneeded - mainly because there are so many great characters in the book who could have used the time given to her.

    Back to the great parts of this book - I continue to love the relationships between Rachel and Nick and Astrid and Charlie, and I loved that Kevin brought back Rachel's best friend too! I also thoroughly loved getting the glimpses into Su Yi's history.

    There is a whole lot of great drama, and definitely some laugh out loud moments - mostly around Eddie and his ridiculousness. And of course, there is the luxury these characters are afforded. The beautiful vacation spots, the descriptions some times made me feel like I could be right there.

    Well done Kevin Kwan! I cannot wait to see Crazy Rich Asians when it hits the big screen - and who knows....maybe we will get a fourth book in the future!

  • Lisa Kong
    Nov 12, 2016

    Wow, Kevin Kwan has done it again ( I knew he would). I had VERY high expectations for this book and they were exceeded so so far.

    This book is full of unexpected plot twists, hilarious and outrageous moments, and had characters I could relate to even though I can't even imagine being 1/100 times as a rich as them. Truth is, Asians (esp Chinese) still have their cultural roots, most of which I could 100% relate to and that's why I love this series so much. The storylines get more and more compli

    Wow, Kevin Kwan has done it again ( I knew he would). I had VERY high expectations for this book and they were exceeded so so far.

    This book is full of unexpected plot twists, hilarious and outrageous moments, and had characters I could relate to even though I can't even imagine being 1/100 times as a rich as them. Truth is, Asians (esp Chinese) still have their cultural roots, most of which I could 100% relate to and that's why I love this series so much. The storylines get more and more complicated and in my mind I don't think they'll ever cross but BOY in the end they all collided with so much force it was perfect. My only complaint is I seriously wish this book was longer as it's the finale and I'm sure Kevin Kwan has only told a quarter of his outrageous stories, most of which he probably experienced. (btw, I still can't imagine a world in which these type of people ACTUALLY exist). Also, Oliver T'sien (my favorite character from CRA 1 whom I lost my respects to after the CRG ending) gained back my love. Also, I thought Kitty Pong was crazy in the second book, and boy I was wrong. Honestly this is so rambly but basically this will be probably my favorite book of the year and I will miss these characters dearly (though I will secretly be crossing my fingers for a new installment =D)

    I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS I CANT EVEN. TWO OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS ARE COMING OUT ON THE SAME DAY 5/23. IDEK WHICH ONE TO READ FIRST. I KNOW KEVIN KWAN IS GOING TO WRITE ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I WILL EVER READ. I WISH IT WAS LIKE 184839291 PAGES. XD

  • Kelly
    Apr 26, 2017

    Review soon!

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Apr 15, 2017

    I loved Rich People Problems, it was hilarious, outlandish and filled with entertainment. It reminded me a lot of what I loved out of

    , the bizarre antics of the Shang-Young family, the name and label dropping and all of the deliciously decadent food.

    Full review to come.

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    What do you do when you’re outrageously rich and you’re part of the most powerful, influential families i

    I loved Rich People Problems, it was hilarious, outlandish and filled with entertainment. It reminded me a lot of what I loved out of

    , the bizarre antics of the Shang-Young family, the name and label dropping and all of the deliciously decadent food.

    Full review to come.

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    This review was originally posted on

    . Check it out for more reviews!

    What do you do when you’re outrageously rich and you’re part of the most powerful, influential families in Asia? You spend it of course, in the wildest and craziest ways.

    From plastering oneself with the next season’s designer labels, to being named a Countess and having everyone bow to them, to getting plastic surgery for a prized pet fish, there is no going too far for these people. Only not going far enough which is ridiculously entertaining.

    With the revered grandmother Su Yi’s health on the line and her inheritance as the talk of the town, the Shang-Young clan make preparations for her legacy.

    Nicholas Young, the prodigal grandson living in New York, debates whether to return and make peace with his grandmother. Astrid, the good daughter who has never disappointed her parents, is in the midst of divorce and reuniting with an old flame. The outlandish Edison is set out to mourn by his grandmother’s bedside in the showiest of manners, and it’s also not the last we’ve seen of the tacky Kitty Pong in her rise to fame.

    I loved all the vivid descriptions of the French inspired grandeur of the Tyersall Park home, and the stunning locations from the designer boutiques in France, to the sandy beaches of Asia, the buzzing food stalls of Singapore and everything in between. With the name dropping of expensive watches, designer labels and even pop culture references, Rich People Problems shows us a world unattainable to most. I particularly loved the minute descriptions of the delicious Asian delicacies, from dim sum, to fried noodles with gravy, and of course, multiple course degustations.

    My favourite part of Rich People Problems is that it felt very much like a direct sequel of the first book, as we see what becomes of each and every character. I loved Nick Young and the loyalty he feels towards his family and preserving Tyersall Park, even though his grandma banished him several years ago. I loved Rachel and how she tries to do what’s best for Nick and his family, despite their ill treatment to her. I also loved seeing all the family members reunite under one roof over their grandmother’s health and also a breathtaking and oestentatious proposal that could only be orchestrated by the filthy rich.

    While I loved the conclusion of the book and seeing what becomes of our favourite characters, I felt that the ending was a bit rushed. The epilogue references some scenes that I wish we got to experience firsthand. Aside from this, everything was wrapped up beautifully and you couldn’t ask for a better ending to this wild and crazy whirlwind of a book.

    As the last book in the trilogy, Rich People Problems reminded me of everything I loved about the first book – fame, fortune and the wacky antics of Asia’s finest. This excessive, over the top world was entertaining, fast paced, hilarious and ridiculously addictive. I can’t wait for the Crazy Rich Asians movie to come out, especially with it’s all Asian cast. If you’re looking for a hilariously entertaining insight to the filthy rich from a different perspective, you can’t go wrong with this series.

  • Bailey
    May 28, 2017

    An amazing end to a really wonderfully charming and hilarious trilogy.

  • Cindy Burnett
    May 22, 2017

    Rich People Problems is a fabulous read. Kevin Kwan’s witty writing and highly entertaining characters make Rich People Problems so much fun to read. There are A LOT of characters to keep up with, but once I had them all straight again I didn’t want the book to end. Kwan is a master at depicting familial relationships, and with everyone descending on Tyersall Park, there is much family drama to be had.

    I really enjoyed learning more about Su Yi’s background and Tyersall Park itself. Kwan’s descr

    Rich People Problems is a fabulous read. Kevin Kwan’s witty writing and highly entertaining characters make Rich People Problems so much fun to read. There are A LOT of characters to keep up with, but once I had them all straight again I didn’t want the book to end. Kwan is a master at depicting familial relationships, and with everyone descending on Tyersall Park, there is much family drama to be had.

    I really enjoyed learning more about Su Yi’s background and Tyersall Park itself. Kwan’s descriptions of the ultra-rich lifestyles of certain characters and the outlandish behavior of others, including poor Eddie and Kitty. A fish gets plastic surgery, a socialite has a “personal documentarian”, and a decorator creates a look he called “Ming emperor meets Louis-Napoleon at Studio 54” which includes Tibetan yak hair dyed simmering shades of persimmon. Kwan is truly a master at depicting the absurdity of various characters’ lifestyles in the most hilarious manner. Be prepared to laugh out loud repeatedly.

    I was excited to see artist James Turrell receive a shout-out from Kwan. Turrell designed an illuminated tunnel at the art museum near my home, and it remains one of our favorite things to see whenever we visit the museum.

    I highly recommend this book and hope there will be another one. I am looking forward to the Crazy Rich Asians movie in the meantime. Thanks to Doubleday and NetGalley for the chance to read this book.

  • Rincey
    May 28, 2017

    These are so consistently fun

  • Sarah
    Jun 07, 2017

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    Happy Reading, friends!

    totally meant to have this review ready 2 weeks ago when Rich People Problems was published, but you know what? I wasn’t finished reading it. I’ve found that when I am Really Into a book, it takes me a while to finish it. I feel like that’s opposite of a lot of my reading friends. The thing is, if I’m Really Into a book, then I want to savor it, stay in the story & make it last. That’s exactly what happened

    You can read all of our reviews at

    Happy Reading, friends!

    totally meant to have this review ready 2 weeks ago when Rich People Problems was published, but you know what? I wasn’t finished reading it. I’ve found that when I am Really Into a book, it takes me a while to finish it. I feel like that’s opposite of a lot of my reading friends. The thing is, if I’m Really Into a book, then I want to savor it, stay in the story & make it last. That’s exactly what happened with Kevin Kwan’s third installment of his Crazy Rich Asians series.

    If you haven’t read the first 2 books, I think you need to. Sure, you will understand the story, you can get caught up, but Really you’re missing a hell of a lot of fun. I read (or listened to) Crazy Rich Asians & China Rich Girlfriend via audiobook & I LOVED them both. My daughter was saying, “Rachel-lah” for weeks after. This time I around, I opted for the ARC written copy & I missed my narration. If you’re into Audiobooks, these are fantastic. Okay, back to Rich People Problems.

    I’m so happy to be back with the gang; Eddie, Nicky, Rachel, Araminta, Kitty Pong & more. I’m in dire need of a month-long getaway at Tyersall Park & I could definitely go for a Parisian shopping spree right about now. I loved that my main man, Nigel Barker from America’s Next Top Model & famous photo was featured in Rich People Problems. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but Kevin wrapped this storyline up perfectly & left the door open for book four. You are sure to see Rich People Problems everywhere this summer; it’s hilarious, entertaining & heartfelt. I fell in love with these characters years ago & I’m so happy Kevin brought them back to life. Don’t forget; there is a Crazy Rich Asians movie headed your way soon & I can’t wait!

    Special thanks to Kevin Kwan, Doubleday Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.


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