The Official Preppy Handbook

November 19, 2013 - Comment

It is the inalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear khaki. Looking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools, just because an ancestor or two happened to arrive here on the Mayflower. You don’t even have to be registered Republican.

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It is the inalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear khaki. Looking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools, just because an ancestor or two happened to arrive here on the Mayflower. You don’t even have to be registered Republican. In a true democracy everyone can be upper class and live in Connecticut. It’s only fair. The Official Preppy Handbook will help you get there.

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Comments

Andrew S. Rogers says:

The book … the legend … the way of life This book was a spot-on parody when it came out in 1980, but also a quite accurate and even useful “field guide” to the North American prepster. Almost 25 years later, it still holds up as humor, and also as a great guide to the prep look and lifestyle. And best of all, it may even be timely once again: An article in the New York Times a few days ago suggested that teen fashion trends are turning away from overexposure and punk and back toward plaid, chinos, polo shirts (with turned up collars, natch), even repp ties! Everything comes around a second time, so Lisa Birnbach call your office. It may be time for an updated edition for today’s rising BMOCs.All I know is that my copy is well-thumbed from two-plus decades of hard work, and it’s showing no signs of irrelevance yet!

Karen Vaughan "Herblady" says:

A guidebook for the relocated When I first moved to new York City to work in the corporate world I came across Lisa Birnbach’s Preppy Handbook. Suddenly everything made sense. I could understand why the blonde vice president in the elevator had the “executive look” and I didn’t. I understood the vague references. Coming from somewhere where no one ever had tailgates, much less parties on them, it introduced me to a whole other way of life. I needed to understand preppies if I were to achieve success in the East and Lisa let me know the code. The book is a wonderful piece of cultural anthropology.

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