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Publisher Comments:

“Wake up, Muffy. Were back.”

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbookand designer Chip Kiddcomes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.

True Prep 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 mummy), 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 do-it-yourself eulogy.

With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Lisa Birnbach still wears her fathers tennis sweater, her grandmothers pearls, and flies coach. In the last thirty years shes been busy in old media, but she managed to meet Chip Kidd through Facebook.

Chip Kidd is a designer and writer at Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked since 1986. In 1980, when he was in the tenth grade, The Official Preppy Handbook changed his life. This is his attempt to return the favor. He lives in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375712012
Author:
Birnbach, Lisa
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Birnbach, Lisa
Author:
Kidd, Chip
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 ILLUS IN TEXT; 2-COLOR
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.37 x 5.6 x 0.72 in 0.64 lb

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