Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Book Review: The Preppy Handbook

"It is the inalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear khaki." Says the opening lines of The Official Preppy Handbook. And it is with that same smug parody that this "handbook" instructs its readers on how to be a true prep. Covering everything from which schools to attend and how to throw a proper cocktail party, to which brands to wear and sports to play, the book guides you throughout life, so you never miss an opportunity to show your peers just how preppy you really are. Although this book was written in 1980, you'll be amazed to see that almost all of the rules still apply in today's world. I was also surprised to see that I myself have some pretty prep tendencies with boat shoes, flannel shirts, aviators, bloody mary's, gin and tonics, tennis, golf, skiing and brunches all fitting themselves into my daily routine on a regular basis, proving that if you know one prep, you know 'em all. It is hilarious in how spot on it really is, and you may even find yourself to be a little more 'prep' than you thought. 

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