The official preppy handbook


Author: Lisa Birnbach

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780894801402

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 4482

A facetious guide to emulating the look, speech patterns, thinking, and lifestyle of those who attend prep schools and are a part of high society

True Prep

It's a Whole New Old World


Author: Lisa Birnbach

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0375712011

Category: Humor

Page: 248

View: 1547

The author of "The Official Preppy Handbook" evaluates the world of preppies thirty years later, tracing how this generation has adapted to such modern challenges as the Internet, cell phones, and political correctness.

The I-hate-preppies handbook

a guide for the rest of us


Author: Ralph Schoenstein

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671437961

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 9455

A tongue-in-cheek comparison of the manners, language, recreation, education, and life styles of preppies and non-preppies

The Official Filthy Rich Handbook


Author: Christopher Tennant

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761147039

Category: Humor

Page: 247

View: 6603

A hilarious guide to the world of the very rich furnishes whimsical advice on how to live large in the land of plenty, covering everything from the difference between a butler and a majordomo to guidelines on bodyguards, cosmetic procedures, and the world's best party locales. Original.

Social Climbers


Author: Beth Dunn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438933614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 634


Cultivating Ivy Style


Author: Jeffrey Banks,Doria De la Chapelle

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836614

Category: Design

Page: 169

View: 8498

Offers the history of the American preppie style, including its beginnings among male students at prestigious Ivy League schools, the female versions of the style, and its resurgence in the twenty-first century.

The BAP Handbook

The Official Guide to the Black American Princess


Author: Ginger Wilson,Kalyn Johnson,Tracey Lewis,Karla Lightfoot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307432947

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 3829

"Finally, a book about the Black American Princess! If you're already a BAP or just want to act like one, this book is for you!" — E. Lynn Harris, author of Not a Day Goes By In the bestselling tradition of The Official Preppy Handbook, here is a must-have manual for the BAP and those who love her. Black American Princess: 1 : a pampered female of African American descent, born to an upper-middle or upper-class family 2 : an African American female whose life experiences give her a sense of royalty and entitlement 3 : BAP (acronym) : colloquial expression 4 : an African American female accustomed to the best and nothing less. Drawn from hours of interviews, archival research, and frequent visits to Prada, The Black American Princess Handbook offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at this exclusive lifestyle. Your total guide to BAP speak, BAP style, and BAP history, this one-of-a-kind book explains everything you ever wanted know about living the BAP life–from breaking in a shop-a-phobic dad to planning a magical BAP debutante ball. In addition, you'll learn why a true BAP cleans her house before the housekeeper arrives, what to do if your Baby BAP wants to play sports, and whether it's OK for a relative to sing "I Believe I Can Fly" at a BAP wedding. Also featuring spot-the-BAP checklists, suggestions for top BAP colleges, a Who's Who of famous BAPs, a glossary (including essential French phrases), actual diary entries and e-mails from BAPS of all ages, and crucial chapters such as "It's High Noon-Do You Know Where Your Groove Is?" The Black American Princess Handbook is destined to become a coveted treasure for BAPs worldwide. And, published just in time for graduation, it's sure to be at the top of every BAP's shopping list. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Old Money Book

How to Live Better While Spending Less: Secrets of America's Upper Class


Author: Byron Tully

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500883638

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 1340

The Old Money Book details how anyone from any background can adopt the values, priorities, and habits of America's upper class in order to live a richer life. This entertaining and informative work reveals for the first time the Core Values that shape the discreet--but truly affluent--Old Money way of life. Author Byron Tully then details How Old Money Does It, offering time-tested advice on everything from clothes and cars to finances and furnishings. Whether you're just starting out or starting over, The Old Money Book shows you how you really can Live Better While Spending Less.

Tipsy in Madras

A Complete Guide to 80s Preppy Drinking, Including Proper Attire, Cocktails for Every Occasion, the Best Beer, the Right Mixers, and More!


Author: Matt Walker,Marissa Walsh

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 9780399529856

Category: Cooking

Page: 200

View: 564

To monogram or not to monogram? That is one of the age-old questions answered in this guide to stocking a bar and mixing 1980s drinks for wanna-bes and prepster hold-outs. Recipes included.

The Hipster Handbook


Author: Robert Lanham

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485943

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 8157

hip•ster - \hip-stur (s)\ n. One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat. Clues You Are a Hipster 1. You graduated from a liberal arts school whose football team hasn't won a game since the Reagan administration. 2. You frequently use the term "postmodern" (or its commonly used variation"PoMo") as an adjective, noun, and verb. 3. You carry a shoulder-strap messenger bag and have at one time or another worn a pair of horn-rimmed or Elvis Costello-style glasses. 4. You have refined taste and consider yourself exceptionally cultured, but have one pop vice (ElimiDATE, Quiet Riot, and Entertainment Weekly are popular ones) that helps to define you as well-rounded. 5. You have kissed someone of the same gender and often bring this up in casual conversation. 6. You spend much of your leisure time in bars and restaurants with monosyllabic names like Plant, Bound, and Shine. 7. You bought your dishes and a checkered tablecloth at a thrift shop to be kitschy, and often throw vegetarian dinner parties. 8. You have one Republican friend whom you always describe as being your "one Republican friend." 9. You enjoy complaining about gentrification even though you are responsible for it yourself. 10. Your hair looks best unwashed and you position your head on your pillow at night in a way that will really maximize your cowlicks. 11. You own records put out by Matador, DFA, Definitive Jux, Dischord, Warp, Thrill Jockey, Smells Like Records, and Drag City. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Preppy Cookbook

Classic Recipes for the Modern Prep


Author: Christine E. Nunn

Publisher: New Harvest

ISBN: 9780544114586

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 5415

Presents a tongue-in-cheek cookbook that is filled with time-tested traditions and techniques and recipes for any occasion, from wedding showers to lobster bakes.

A Good School

A Novel


Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466853670

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3872

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer. In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

Seven Sisters Style

The All-American Preppy Look


Author: Rebecca C. Tuite

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

ISBN: 9780789332950

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 9075

The first beautifully illustrated volume exclusively dedicated to the female side of preppy style by American college girls. The Seven Sisters are a prestigious group of American colleges, whose members perfected a flair that spoke to an aspirational lifestyle filled with education, travel, and excitement. Seven Sisters Style explores the multifaceted foundations and metamorphosis of this style, from the early twentieth century through today.

1,003 Great Things to Smile About


Author: Lisa Birnbach,Ann Hodgman,Patricia Marx

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740741647

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 8466

Finally...something to smile about! Love is not the only thing that blossoms with a smile. Your entire life can be transformed by the simple act of turning up the corners of your mouth. And psychologists have proven that you benefit by smiling-even when you're convinced you have nothing to smile about! Now the power of the smile gets a boost from three grinning fools: Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, and Patty Marx, the threesome who thought up the deceptively simple, yet highly effective 1,003 Great Things to Smile About. This edition of the 1,003 humor series takes the effort out of smiling by providing just the thoughts needed to produce that all-enhancing smile, including: * Your son remembers your birthday... and doesn't reverse the charges! * Luggage-on-wheels * Your extra-large, threadbare sweatpants * Snow day! * Your sister will do Thanksgiving this year. * Spellcheck * The way Play-doh smells * Sunless tanning creams Smiles can indeed work magic, and these witty writers have concocted enough ideas to keep readers grinning day after day. This is the perfect make-somebody-feel-good book, a semiserious way to bring perspective to your own life and a great tool to help readers smile more at themselves and those around them. A book that offers a warm perspective on feeling right with the world ... now that's something to smile about!

Whiter Shades of Pale

The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews


Author: Christian Lander

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812982061

Category: Humor

Page: 232

View: 1746

A satirical work looks at how different regions in North America affect the style, attitude, likes, and dislikes of white, liberal hipsters.

Ali in Wonderland

And Other Tall Tales


Author: Ali Wentworth

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098098

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 1549

Mix 1 oz. Chelsea Handler, 1.5 oz. Nora Ephron, finish with a twist of Tina Fey, and you get Ali in Wonderland, the uproarious, revealing, and heartfelt memoir from acclaimed actress and comedian Ali Wentworth. Whether spilling secrets about her quintessentially WASPy upbringing (and her delicious rebellion against it), reminiscing about her Seinfeld “Schmoopie” days and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, or baring the details of starting a family alongside husband George Stephanopoulos, one thing is for sure—Ali has the unsurpassable humor and warmth of a born storyteller with a story to tell: the quirky, flavorful, surprising, and sometimes scandalous Ali in Wonderland. “Ali Wentworth is funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth.” —Alec Baldwin

The Headmaster

Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield


Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1808

Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter. Boyden, who died in 1972, was the school's headmaster for sixty-six years. John McPhee portrays a remarkable man "at the near end of a skein of magnanimous despots who...created enduring schools through their own individual energies, maintained them under their own absolute rule, and left them forever imprinted with their own personalities." More than simply a portrait of the Headmaster of Deerfield Academy, it is a revealing look at the nature of private school education in America.