True Prep

It's a Whole New Old World

By Lisa Birnbach; Chip Kidd
(Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780307593986, 256pp.)

Publication Date: September 7, 2010

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“Wake up, Muffy. We’re back.”

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 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.




About the Author
Lisa Birnbach is a television commentator and the author of the wildly successful "Official Preppy Handbook". She is a "Parade" magazine contributing editor and the mother of (at least) three children.

Chip Kidd was born in 1964 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is an editor and writer his Batman By Design was a NYT best-seller but he is best known for his book designs, for which he's received the field's highest honors. He currently resides in New York and, with his partner (poet and editor J.D. McClatchy), in Connecticut.
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