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Rich People Problems

(Crazy Rich Asians #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  55,952 ratings  ·  4,474 reviews
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls.

With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by Doubleday
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Larry H
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sometimes the best antidote for the craziness of the world is reading a wacky book. (It leaves my head clearer than drinking would, anyway.) Kevin Kwan's Rich People Problems , the third in his Crazy Rich Asians series, was just the ticket. Campy, a bit melodramatic, and utterly outrageous, Kwan's tales of three generations of Chinese families, set mostly in Singapore, provides a hysterical glimpse into how the ultra-rich live.

"Peel away the veneer of wealth and sophistication and you'll find e
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan is a 2017 Doubleday publication.

Hilarity and intrigue merge to create yet another wildly entertaining installment in this fabulous series!

As with the previous installments, a little time has elapsed, meaning there have been a few changes since we last touched base with all these zany characters.

Rachel and Nicholas receive word that his grandmother is suffering from congestive heart failure. As the family begins to gather around her, Nicholas feels pressured fr
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, poc-author
These are so consistently fun
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any of my chick lit loving friends!!
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
Rich People Problems is the third installment in Kevin Kwan's humorous series titled Crazy Rich Asians. This one was less funny and more emotional but it was still an amazing read just in a different way. Lots of resolution, some things coming full-circle, plenty of surprises for both the reader and certainly for the characters. It was an excellent addition (and ending, I think) to the series. Note: This series must absolutely be read in order. Check it out!

My favorite quote:
“Scientists talk abo
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An amazing end to a really wonderfully charming and hilarious trilogy.
alexandra ling
i thiiiiink this is my FAVORITE of the series???? and that's saying something since this series itself is already one of my favorites
Trina (Between Chapters)
This was my favorite of the 3 books because by this point I was invested in the characters due to sheer exposure from binge reading.

The first 2/3 or so would have easily been 4 stars if that was the end of the book, but then it continued to drag on and I started to feel myself not caring about the outcomes anymore. The drama was the same ol same ol, especially between Kitty and Colette and omg I was sick of it.

Although a fun peek into the world of the obscenely rich, I just don't think Kwan is a
Fafa's Book Corner
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Spoilers ahead!

Trigger warning: Invasion off privacy via technology, blackmail, suicide attempt, death, mention of war, mention of gun violence, mention of critical injuries, mention of car accident, mention of miscarriage, kidnapping, and heart stroke.

After the cliffhanger ending in China Rich Girlfriend I was so anxious to read this! I am happy to say that I enjoyed it! Nick gets a surprising call from his mother claiming that his Grandmother is going to pass away soon. Reluctant t
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Rich People Problems, it was hilarious, outlandish and filled with entertainment. It reminded me a lot of what I loved out of Crazy Rich Asians, the bizarre antics of the Shang-Young family, the name and label dropping and all of the deliciously decadent food.

Full review to come.


Actual Rating: 4.5

This review was originally posted on Happy Indulgence. 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 i
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review for book 2:

Rating: 'I agree that this series needs a K-drama adaptation 4 comedy stars' (and I'm not even a K-pop fan...)

My GR friend Dyanna actually includes photos of her dream cast for the characters in her review for Crazy Rich Asians:

Favorite quote:

"By sheer dumb luck, my father was born in the right place at the right moment in time--when the whole region was going through enormous, unprecedented grow
Joce (squibblesreads)
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m so so so so so sad to leave my friends in this series. I didn’t want this book to end so I could spend more time with them. Overall, more emotional, with more backstory than the first two and we really sunk into the spirit of the characters and the elements that make up the glue that holds the family together. Ugh, I’m obsessed. If I had to rank the three, the first one is my favorite, followed by this one, and the second is my least favorite. But they’re all wonderful.

Something to make note
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I'm going to miss these crazy rich Asians as I finish the third and final installment in the series. This third book is better than the second, which got bogged down in Rachel being boring and useless, but not as good as the first.

In Rich People Problems, Kwan's love affair with Astrid continues, increasing her levels of perfection and victim hood to a nearly intolerable state. There's also a campy effort at the end of the book to "save" the family mansion that belongs in a sitcom. And some of
Lisa Kong
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
I've loved this series, primarily because it is outrageous, funny and over the top. New money, old money, extravagances beyond comprehension combined with family rivalry, secrecy and love stories - delicious! Add that it is centred in Singapore, provides reams of cultural education as a serious side dish to the funky fun, and the series was simply a treat of entertainment and novelty. I hope that Kevin Kwan leads readers on more adventures. The romps were "divine", and I'd like to savour another ...more
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-reads
While I breezed through the first two novels in Kevin Kwan’s trilogy (can I call it that?), this one was harder to sink my teeth into. There are still many positives: I really enjoyed the added focus on the history of the Shang and Young families, which did a lot to redeem some of the less agreeable characters throughout the series (namely, the matriarch of the Youngs, Shang Su Yi.)

In general, Rich People Problems reversed my opinions of several main characters, as well as a few supporting ones
Carmen de la Rosa
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reto #24 PopSugar 2019: Un libro escrito por un autor de Asia, África o Suramérica.

¡La hilaridad y la intriga se combinan para crear otra entrega tremendamente entretenida de esta fabulosa serie! Rich People Problems, de Kevin Kwan, es el tercer libro en su serie Crazy Rich Asians. Una entrega un poco melodramática y absolutamente intrigante, los relatos de Kwan sobre tres generaciones de familias chinas, ubicadas principalmente en Singapur, ofrecen una visión histérica de cómo viven los ultrari
Cindy Burnett
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
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
Christine Luong
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
A disappointing, bloated mess. The book starts off promising enough, with 3 tongue-in-cheek anecdotes about "rich people problems", but then it totally veers off course. Part 1 is almost unreadable, as it tries way too hard to recapture the perfect blend of snark, humor, and ridiculousness of Crazy Rich Asians. The whole book is a hot mess with so many plot holes and unnecessary story lines. I'm glad to have finished the trilogy and know how it all ends, but the Kitty vs. Collette story line is ...more
Love Fool
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls.

With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park--a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore--the place becomes a hotbed of intrigu
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
More like 2.5.

I didn't find this book nearly as entertaining as its predecessors. Not sure if the novelty's worn off or what, but it just seemed a lot... idk, tackier than the others? The constant footnotes got pretty annoying - did we really need that whole spiel about Jon Snow? It felt like there was just so much name/reference-dropping, but the names and references seemed less impressive than before.

Nick and Rachel, having been the focus of the first two novels, were reduced to secondary char
Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, audiobook
Wowwwww. I still hate Eleanor.
Stephanie Anze
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
When Su Yi, the matriarch of the Shang, Young and Leong families is affected by heart problems, everyone rushes to see her. While some are there to say good bye, the rest are there after one thing only: Tyersall Park. Tyersall Park is a grand mansion on sprawling property in Singapore that currently belongs to Su Yi. Being a prized estate, everyone is wondering who will inherit it. Meanwhile, Nick has not seen nor spoken to his grandmother (Su Yi) since he announced his intentions to marry Rache ...more
Otis Chandler
Fast paced, but still fun and a thrilling conclusion to the series. I felt a little dirty after reading this series, like one does after watching crap tv for a while, but I still couldn't put it down. I did like the ending - no wonder they are making a sequel to the movie.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant wraps up the trilogy. I swear, every single fabulous character gets a satisfying conclusion to their story arc! I am absolutely holding my breath and crossing my fingers that they make movies of the entire trilogy (I think they said they were going to . . . ?), because that would be fantastic!
Nikki Poulos
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHAT a whirlwind. You guys, I cannot recommend this series enough, and this just might be my favourite book in it.

Rich People Problems is OUTRAGEOUS, and outrageously funny. It's got scandal after scandal, and Kevin Kwan has MASTERED the art of ending his chapters with a shocker, so that it is physically IMPOSSIBLE to stop reading this book until the very end.

It was great to read more about Su Yi (Nick's grandma) and all of our faves, but the real scene stealers were the anti-heroes or the strai
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! So sad the series is over. I can feel a reading slump coming.
Sarah (A French Girl)
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Now that I think about it, I realize that it's a bit weird that I've never talked about one of my favourite series. Written by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians depicts the crazy adventures of the extravagant Chinese elite. Admittedly, the set of three books is not for everybody. Think of it as a mashup between Gossip Girl and 90210 where the cast is in their early 30s and instead of hanging out in Barney's or Nordstrom, do their shopping between
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Kevin Kwan is the author of "Crazy Rich Asians," the international bestseller now being adapted as a major motion picture. The sequel, "China Rich Girlfriend," will be released on June 16, 2015. Born and raised in Singapore, Kwan has called Manhattan home for the past two decades but still craves pineapple tarts and a decent plate of Hokkien mee.

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