Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official 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.
“Chip Kidd has made this book a visual pleasure. . . . Ms. Birnbach has a sly wit, an editor’s eye and an excellent vocabulary. Every sentence is quotable. Really. . . . Like its predecessor, this is a fond and inventive satire for the ages.”—The Economist
“True Prep is a hilarious send-up of the frills and foibles of the elite and privileged. It’s satire, of course, but it’s cringe-inducingly on target at times.” —The Boston Globe
“Birnbach . . . and Kidd . . . have produced a book as witty as, and more thorough than, the original . . . The most important change from The Official Preppy Handbook to True Prep is the more capacious sense of who is preppy.”—Slate
“Birnbach is back with True Prep, an updated field guide to the preppy lifestyle. . . . You know, things like rehab (the new boarding school) and texting (not at the dinner table).” —The Washington Post
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Lisa Birnbach is a contributing editor at Parade magazine and the author of more than twenty books, including Lisa Birnbach’s College Book. She lives in New York with her three children.
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. Now he wants to return the favor.