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Tipsy in Madras: A complete guide to 80s preppy drinking Paperback – May 4, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (May 4, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399529853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399529856
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What defines a preppy cocktail? Archaism (the drink must have existed pre-80s), character (nothing cheap or easy), understatement (nothing with an umbrella) and, of course, Anglicanism (if it’s exotic, it ain’t preppy). Beginning with an insightful essay on the demise of preppy culture in the early 1990s, this book goes on to chronicle the how-tos of drinking for the Lacoste set. Walker and Walsh, who make clear that they attended prep school, not boarding school, serve up a funny critique of preppy society and the beverages that accompany it. Recipes for concocting the usual drinks—Bloody Marys, Gin and Tonics, Cape Codders, Gimlets, Manhattans—are here, as well as suggestions for stocking the bar (preps, the authors say, favor Dewar’s over Chivas Regal), summertime drinking (go ahead and pour yourself a Seabreeze, but for goodness sakes steer clear of the Sex on the Beach) and brunch ("a.k.a. socially sanctioned daytime drinking"). Although the book concerns an elitist lifestyle, its tone is never snobby and it can actually be quite amusing ("unless you want to give dear Bitsy a concussion with a jet-propelled stray cork, here’s how to open a champagne bottle with safety and aplomb"). Useless sidebars (such as a list of essential summer reading—including Salinger, Fitzgerald and Updike, among other familiar choices) are the only lackluster element to this snappy guide to getting drunk Blair Warner style.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book, written with a sense of humor and alot of info, it brought back some great memories..I also enjoyed making a few of the drinks,,love those bloodies!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ronald M. Scanlon on November 26, 2004
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I roared with delight as I read through these pages of "Tipsy in Madras", as did those to whom I read portions aloud. It brought back to the present my journeys through New England and New York visiting friends at the schools described and trying to remember if my Madras shirts were bleeding on the mornings after our cultural exchanges in the effort to find the perfect martini, (at the Algonquin Oak Room), or the best beer for brushing our teeth,(Turborg). Buy this, you will know instantly how to rate your drinking partners. This has the best directions and the best standards for past and future Preppys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pretty Prep on March 12, 2006
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The book is a good book in the sense of what the subject is: drinks for the preps. There was mention of what to "wear" and such, but it didn't get into that, look for other sources like the Preppy Handbook for that. Otherwise, a really good book, fun to read, recipes, and a great sense of humor! You can tell that the authors had fun writing this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on December 23, 2005
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To really appreciate a book about preppy drinking in the 80s, you had to have been a preppy drinker in the 80s! Reading TIM brought me right back to the days of drinking Tab & rum while pulling all-nighters in prep school and college...This is a PERFECT gift for a fellow preppy friend =D.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ClairElizabeth on November 28, 2006
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This is great for any true prep, especially at the beach. I took this along to Hilton Head with my fellow preps and it made us long for the 80s, thirsty, and eventually very intoxicated! This makes a good companion to the Official Preppy Handbook.
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