Book Review: The BAP Handbook

The BAP Handbook (The Official Guide to the Black American Princess)

Book:  The BAP Handbook – The Official Guide to the Black American Princess

Authors:  Kalyn Johnson, Tracey Lewis, Karla Lightfoot & Ginger Wilson

Buy It on Amazon for about $10.00

Why I Like It:

We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals or handbooks.  There are no set rules to guide parents and help them create the best children possible.  Its kind of like cooking pasta and trying to figure out if its done.  You take some, throw it against the wall and see what sticks.  Yeah, parenting is a little like that.  However, if you happen to be fortunate enough to be raising a Black American Princess, there is a guidebook for you.

According to the book, a BAP is a

Black American Princess: 1 : a pampered female of African American descent, born to an upper-middle or upper-class family 2 : an African American female whose life experiences give her a sense of royalty and entitlement 3 : BAP (acronym) : colloquial expression 4 : an African American female accustomed to the best and nothing less.

Just from reading that description, I was immediately intrigued and needless to say, the book did not disappoint.  It is a light-hearted read that you and your girlfriends can read and discuss over your favorite beverage.  It chronicles the life a BAP from infancy through adulthood providing a few much needed lifestyle tips to help women live the princess lifestyle.

By the end of the book, you should know which of the four BAPs you are.  I think I’m a “Butterfly BAP” 🙂

If you’ve read the book, leave a comment and tell me what you thought about it and which (if any) of the BAP categories you found yourself.  If you haven’t read it, buy it and come back and tell us your BAP status.

Sidenote:  fellas, this book is a good read for you if you want to learn how to tell the real princesses from the fake; it will also clue you into what it takes get a princess and make her your queen


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