After having read this book, I look at people differently when I go out.
Then there are others, like me, who view this book as simply descriptive, a way to point out how silly it all is once you expose it to the light.
In sum, this book is witty, it's light, it's easy to read, but conveys a lot of information.
With 180 reviews I don't need to repeat what others are saying but I just wanted to chime in to say this entire book is deliciously caustic and deliriously funny. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Phil (San Diego, CA)
This is such a hilarious book! It was hard to put it down. Even though it's old, hings haven't changed much, everything is pretty much the same.Published 11 days ago by jackie777
In a league of its own. Fussell's analysis is second to none. What's more, it's immensely readable. This book offers a ruthless taxonomy of the American class system. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel B. Diaz de la Rocha
This book was written by someone with a great love of themselves, and of people just like them. It was judgmental and, at best, disparaging toward anyone of lower classes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Squeaky D
Terrible, stupid book. The Author unnecessarily swore throughout the book, so I just threw it away. Some man's (the author's) crude take on class who himself, lacked any.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth E.
After reading this book roughly 20 years ago, it entered my mental story development toolkit, most visibly in my science fiction short story The van der Rohe Forgery. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Raymund Eich
This guy thinks he has the ultimate word on who is high class, low class, etc, and much of it I think it pretty accurate, at least for the 1900s. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sweden Fan
At first, I thought this book was going to be great. It could have been, but after a couple of chapters, I begin to notice that this author was degrading Americans and was mocking... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mano