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It doesn't do the original prep handbook justice, at all.
The first book was unique and very funny but this one is like a thesis in cell biology: long, tedious, far too granular and frankly too boring to get through.
With the old book i remember reading about the people and being like 'yeah i know someone exactly like that!'
* Real preps do not attend public school; they attend private school ("college PREParatory school"). Read morePublished 8 days ago by Niko78
Lisa Birnbach can't write a bad book. If she wrote a travel guide to some ebola swamp, I'd buy a copy.Published 1 month ago by Harold C. Leach Jr.
Good read. I prefer the older version, but it was a good read.Published 3 months ago by IHeartPitbulls
I purchased the OPH when it was published in 1980 and was transfixed by its charm, exclusivity and elitism, all things that are in current disfavor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elder Prep
To put it bluntly, a huge disappointment. I wanted to like this so much. But this author has lost her writing skills, along with her finger on the pulse so to speak. Read morePublished 3 months ago by cynthia
Ms. Birnbaum must have phoned this one in. The first Preppy Handbook was amusing. This sequel or update isn't worth the dynamite it would take to blow it up, and Ms Birnbaum's... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mkblev