First Impressions: Reviews of Kevin Kwan’s Rich People Problems


The newest novel from Kevin Kwan is now out! Rich People Problems follows a family dealing with their matriarch on her deathbed and the supposedly massive inheritance she will soon leave behind.

There’s family drama, complicated romance, and so much more. Here’s what people think of this new read!


There is a whole lot of great drama, and definitely some laugh out loud moments… 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. – Suzanne, 5 out of 5 stars

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. – Jeann, 4 out of 5 stars

Preview Magazine

Kwan’s prose is fun, easy to read and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny. It’s difficult to put down once you find a storyline you’re particularly invested in… Its setting gives it a familiar Asian flavor, and Kwan provides dead-on social commentary…

He gives us a very real look at overseas Chinese’s traditions and Asia’s avoidance of the discussion on mental health… To anyone who’s too keen on picking up on society references or wanting to imagine a luxe getaway before summer ends. – Vincent Ong

USA Today

Kwan’s prose may be plain, but he accessorizes splendidly, with detailed descriptions of feasts and mansions, couture clothing and shiny, shiny jewels. Rich People Problems is a fun tabloid romp full of over-the-top shenanigans… It delivers exactly what it’s supposed to — a memorable, laugh-out-loud Asian glitz fest that’s a pure pleasure to read. – Steph Cha

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Get your copy of Rich People Problems today for P795 (paperback) in NBS. You can also order it online here.

If you’re a fan of Kevin Kwan, you can meet him in Cebu this August 27! Join the book signing here.

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