Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this instant New York Times bestselling, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and “refreshing to read” (The Cut) guidebook from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules.
Millions of Vanderpump Rules viewers and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder as a major defender of Basic Bitch rights. There’s nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously. Stassi champions the things that many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of the day, obvs), astrology, hot dogs, the perfect pair of Louboutins, romantic comedies...the list goes on and on.
“There’s something for everyone under Schroeder’s big basic umbrella” (Elle) and in Next Level Basic, the reality star, podcast queen, and ranch dressing expert gives you hilarious and pointed lessons on how to have fun and celebrate yourself, with exclusive stories from her own life and on the set of Vanderpump Rules. From her very public breakups to her most intimate details about her plastic surgery, Stassi shares her own personal experiences with her trademark honesty—all with the hope you can learn something from them.
Stassi Schroeder is the author of Off with My Head and the New York Times bestseller Next Level Basic. She’s best known as one of the original breakout stars of the Bravo hit series Vanderpump Rules, and her podcast Straight Up with Stassi became an immediate hit, spawning a sold-out nationwide live tour. Stassi welcomed her daughter, Hartford, in January 2021 and lives in Los Angeles, where she hosts her popular family podcast The Good The Bad The Baby on Patreon with her husband, Beau Clark.
"Next Level Basic, to its great credit, does the not-easy task of translating Stassi’s on-screen personality to text; you genuinely can hear her on the page…refreshing to read.” –The Cut
“In “Next Level Basic” and her podcast, “Straight Up With Stassi,” before it, Ms. Schroeder aims to connect with her audience over things the culture at large has dismissed as unimportant and uncool. If you’d rather watch “90-Day Fiancé” than “True Detective,” who cares?” –The New York Times
“There’s something for everyone under Schroeder’s big basic umbrella.” –Elle
“Everything it promises to be and more.” –The Observer