• Give Them Lala

  • By: Lala Kent
  • Narrated by: Lala Kent
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (935 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $17.00

Buy for $17.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

USA TODAY BESTSELLER 

The Vanderpump Rules breakout star and provocateur brings her signature sharp wit with this collection of humorous and brutally honest essays exploring her rocky road to fame, sobriety, and beyond.

What does “Give them Lala” mean? It means giving the truest, most honest version of yourself to the world. It means being authentic, bold, adventurous, and having an unapologetic approach to life. 

Hollywood is where Lauren Burningham, aspiring actress from Utah, fully embraced her alter-ego Lala Kent, entrepreneur, entertainer, and film and television star. Some say she’s rude; Lala says she claps back. Some say she’s spontaneous; Lala says “eat up the drama.” Some say she’s too bold; Lala knows she’s reality TV gold. Truth is, without giving them Lala, Lauren could never have become the woman she is today. 

In her debut collection of essays, Lala shares how you, too, can embrace the best version of yourself and never feel guilty for deserving more. As she leads us on her bumpy journey from suburban boredom to Hollywood glamour, she’ll explain how women can—and should—feel just as free as men when it comes to sex, how sobriety saved her life and relationship, and how we should treasure every day we have with those we love.

©2021 Pitty Pablo, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What listeners say about Give Them Lala

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    789
  • 4 Stars
    96
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    10
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    725
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    689
  • 4 Stars
    74
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    10

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Exhausting and forgettable


Nothing the viewers of VPR didn’t already know. Egomaniac and narcissist
Lala Kent makes a weak attempt to save face by writing this book but will always be known as the vulgar bully from Vanderpump Rules, who’s biggest accomplishments were becoming sober and bagging a rich man.

Lauren Burningham claims to have written a book. Or did “Lauryn Kent” write it? Or was it “Lala”? And if it was Lala, what version of her was it? The “beast” or the “sweet” Lala? Trust me, you will eventually give up on trying to guess what version of Lala you are getting. Whoever it was, this is the story of her life.

Rich, spoiled, white privileged girl, “Lauren” from Utah accepts no responsibility for her bad behavior and actions, casually blaming her alter ego “Lala” for any and all of her stomach churning antics. She admits she doesn’t like to blame herself for her own actions and that is evident throughout the entire book. There are many
inconsistencies involving her drinking and the reason she changed her name; all part of the blame game.

Lala grew up in an upper/middle class family with little structure or rules resulting in her erratic, attention seeking behavior. She was a rebel that was never given boundaries and never told “no.” Her mother even allowed her to have sex in the family home.

The beginning of the book is extremely exhausting, sexual encounters with numerous men. Two of the men have names that start with the letter “C,” making it easy for the reader/ listener to loose track. She also changes the names of anyone well known or famous, which is aggravating yet understandable.

Lala had things handed to her her entire life, yet claims to be a hustler and credits no one but herself for her mediocre success. An agent saw her sitting eating lunch and approached her. Lisa Vanderpump approached her to work at Sur. Randall Emmett’s assistant approached her, and so on. If she should credit herself for anything, it should be for her approachability, not her hustle skills.

All meaningful life stories consist of struggles and successes. It is evident that Lala has reached deep to find relatable hardships her fans can empathize with. The obstacles Lala is faced with and overcomes are minimal at best, (or could have been prevented) excluding the death of her father. We all know how she handles this... as she blames his death and her alcoholism for treating others like trash. Again taking no responsibility.

Eventually, Randall comes along and changes her life... kind of. Apparently, she had already tasted the good life and been on a private jet. She earns and deserves everything simply because she is “Lala.”When she meets Randall, the reader assumes everything just comes her way and that’s ok. You want to be happy for her, but on many levels, Lala disappoints. With Randall, she acts like an entitled, spoiled child. How she treats him is heartbreaking.

Lala tries to convince the reader that she is and has always been an empath from a young age. Her attempt to gain empathy from the reader? Not so fast. What kind of empath bully’s people they feel are weak. What kind of empath see’s her fiancé Randall as “sweet and angelic”, gets annoyed by the sound of his breath, goes in the bathroom and shoves his toothbrush into her “asshole,”then stands by to wait for him to brush his teeth, only to laugh at him. This is so disgusting and disturbing. To prey on and bully people who seem innocent and angelic (like Raquel) who was never mentioned in the book by the way.

Overall “Give Them Lala,” lacks intelligence,inspiration and empowerment. The authors tone is arrogant throughout most of the book. Some parts are repetitive and rant-like, probably just filler for word count. She also speaks in the third person numerous times, which by the end, makes the reader wonder if she will claim multiple personalities are responsible for her sickening behavior.

One more thing! I’m horrified that she can’t wait for her daughter to read this book! Mind-blowing! Not worth the read.




16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

lame

there's literally NO tea. anything exciting she's already talked about in interviews. waste of time! don't buy.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

I was really looking forward to hearing adult stories not childhood memories. Very disappointing. Boring.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Just okay

I wanted to love this as I am a big fan of Lala, but not sure this was worth a credit… after listening to Green Lights and hearing the crazy stories in that and comparing to this, it dawned on me that her life is just not as fascinating and thus regardless of how well written this book is or is not- this book really could never be that great. I’m still a fan but not of this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Too young

I think she has far too much life to live and when she writes her next book she will have many more valuable experiences to share.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Real Glimpse Into Lala!

I laughed, I cried, I really enjoyed her life stories. Can't wait for Part 2, when she's ready to share!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING!

Thank you for sharing your story! You have turned out to be an amazing Woman and Mother! Best of luck to you!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loving LaLa

Love it, just wished it was much longer! Give us more LaLa! Thank you for your honesty and vulnerability.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

It’s not about the pasta

No sugar coating. Raw, real. Funny, sad, moving, entertaining. I laughed, I teared up, cringed, laughed again. Enjoyed and hope she will pen a new book in the future.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I was hesitant at first.

I was hesitant at first as I started this book. I've watched every episode of Vabderpump Rules and had a love/hate towards Lala. This book totally changed my perception of her. I appreciate how raw and honest she was in this book.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-21

Lala is tooting her own horn

Lala is rolling around in self pity and has apparently not learned anything from her 'struggles'. She has a habit of repeating herself throughout the book which was annoying.

Her reading lacks the appropriate tact and pace, at times she was painful to listen at.

As a fan of VPR I did appreciate the parts in the book when she told us more about what was going on behind the scenes of the show, thats why I'm giving this a 2. Everything else falls short and flat, and I'm finding myself caring less and less.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for EllaouiseTomas
  • EllaouiseTomas
  • 03-24-22

Give em Lala, fab read,

While I know who Lala is I'm sure most people who have watched Vanderpump Rules on Bravo over the last few yrs, but it was nice to get to know Lauren as we don't see too much of her on VR we normally only see Lala calling someone her favorite word Bitch haha. I love Lala's honesty she calls a spade a spade which I absolutely love, she reminds me of a much younger version of myself lol, it's nice to see & hear via the book a much softer side to Lala when she's talking about her Dad & how her Dad's passing affected her with her drinking it was also good to hear in her own word's about her meeting Randal

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for niamh ozturk
  • niamh ozturk
  • 12-21-21

A genuine story of living

Absolutely loved this book, Lala is open, raw, real and it is her story, like us all we have them and they are all very complex! An inspiring lady!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for FeedingArcher
  • FeedingArcher
  • 12-10-21

Loved it

Loved listening to this, thank you lala for sharing your story with us so real and honest! I laughed and cried with you ❤️

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-21

Amazing lala

Listened to every last part of this book. I look up so much to lala, parts of the book made me laugh some made me cry but over all you are one amazing ass person lala. Would love to meet you one day, I live in the uk so one day my dream will come true.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs A.
  • Mrs A.
  • 04-17-22

A-MAZING !!!

How ANYONE could review this as 'BORING', just goes to show the extent 'haters' will go to try and be heard 🤣
If you are a fan of Lala's, you will LOVE this book !!!
It is honest, funny and interesting.
However, it IS very strange to read now that she and 'he who shall not be named' are over.
Well done Lala xxx

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-22

Give them Lala

I expected so much more from this book. I felt like it was repetitive. Didn’t really give us Lala. Gave us a long version of her addiction to alcohol. Glad she came out of that but the book was really disappointing.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jade Waring
  • Jade Waring
  • 01-05-22

Loved it!

Loved listening to this! Lala is so raw about her life which is beautiful to hear. It has great lessons about growing up, bullying and sexuality.. and also how to become the best version of yourself by integrating all those parts of yourself and never giving up. Very impressed!

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Carisscat
  • Carisscat
  • 12-20-21

Boring

Worst story I’ve ever heard, would have been better off listening to anything else. I have watched the VPR series and they are way more entertaining. Would have given 0 stars if I could.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-21

loved it

i really loved The book thought it was fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic looooveeeee la la

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for georgia
  • georgia
  • 06-06-21

Real and brilliant

Lauren talks about everything. if your fan of VP rules. listen. if you a fan of lala listen. she sheds light on every dark place and its wonderful to listen too.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-21

Best book

OMG this is the best book from a reality star! Lala is the most amazing human who is true to her word and shows us the good, bad and the not so good. Definitely a great read and lots of fun chapter in and out. Do yourself a favour and go get Lala

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for De_thats_me
  • De_thats_me
  • 05-17-21

Love the Lala

i really enjoyed this book. its nice to hear all about where Lalas roots are. only problem with this book... its not long enough. i wanted more Lala 💕

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-21

Checks all the boxes

Enjoyed it from start to finish. I may be a little bias as I do enjoy VPR and have shared interest in Lala’s story over the years, however I don’t think you have to be a fan of the show to enjoy this book. Throughout the book there are little (big) life lessons that no matter who you are, you can take something from it.
It checks all the boxes for me, laughter, tears and sadness.