“Wake up, Muffy. We’re
From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The
Official Preppy Handbook—and designer Chip Kidd—comes a whole new take on
the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international bestselling
phenomenon thirty years ago.
is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving,
dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things.
Birnbach considers the prep attitude towards money (ambivalent), schools (good
investment), wardrobe (now your clothes fit), work (some careers will never be
prep), decorating (ask mommy), scandal (including rehab and prison), and food
and drink (with some classic recipes for both). She also looks at weekends (and
what to do to get asked back), entertaining, sports (including sailing and
shopping), weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political
correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece. And last but not least: a
With more than 200 original illustrations and
photographs, True Prep promises to be
a whole new, old sensation.
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