True Prep

True Prep
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by Lisa Birnbach with Chip Kidd

From the author of The Official Preppy Handbook comes a new take on the old world that Lisa Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago. True Prep 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. A small sample:

• Wardrobe: Recent prep brands we are forced to recognize. How to tell Casual Friday from, say, Saturday.

• Money: We never talk about it.

• Food: Does the Food Network mean we’re going to have to cook? Bake? Now you’re going too far.

• Scandals: Poor Mrs. Astor. When Mummy’s plastic surgery goes terribly wrong. Rehab and the slammer: the new prep schools.

• We’re outta here: When to name something after yourself, and when not. The right obituary.

• What to do with your dogs if you predecease them.


True Prep promises to be a whole new old sensation.

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