True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World

November 19, 2013 - Comment

Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Offi cial Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.Look Inside True Prep Casual Friday.

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Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Offi cial Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.Look Inside True Prep True Prep: Casual Friday. Saturday.
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Catechumen says:

True Disappointment The Official Preppy Handbook (“OPH”) was, by its own terms, inclusive, “[l]ooking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools……[y]ou don’t even have to be a registered Republican. In a true democracy everyone can be upper class….[i]t’s only fair.” Of course, by its own terms, this is farce; not everyone can be upper class, but what the OPH did was satirically “break the code” of the “preppy” tribe. In the name of humor, certain characteristics were exaggerated (pink and green being the most obvious), but as with all good satire, it was built on kernels of truth. Further, in some cases, the OPH gave good advice – especially with respect to matters sartorial. Published in an age when Disco was still going and polyester still held sway with large swathes of the American population, the OPH gave reliable advice on classic clothing, natural fibers, appropriate shoes, ties, belts, outerwear, etc…

Daniel Orr says:

A Travesty of A Classic This book does for the Official Preppy Handbook what Jar-Jar Binks did for Star Wars.

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