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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon September 23, 2017
A wonderfully persnickety dissection of the American class system, from "Top Out-of-Sight" all the way down to "Bottom Out-of-Sight," that is bound to raise smiles and hackles alike. Though Fussell gained his academic reputation from THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY in 1975, CLASS established him as an essayist in the early 1980s and remains the best of his social analyses. Thirty-five years later, these observations are just as witty -- and occasionally infuriating -- as ever. Required reading among fans of wit and humor.
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on December 12, 2016
I have bought this book a handful of times over the years and given to people because it is hilarious. Even though it is from the 80's most of the points made still ring true.
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on October 10, 2017
We need to learn more about class in America, something that is written off as non-existent. Hah. This is a witty and accurate account, especially as regarding the markers of "old money." Unfortunately, though, this book's age shows; things have changed.
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on September 16, 2015
I know this book was written tongue in cheek, yet, it provides a vocabulary to describe observable America (and Americans around us). I find myself ordering multiple copies of Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, always keeping one to replace the one I've loaned out, and then giving more as gifts.

Important safety tip: Some friends/acquaintances may be uncomfortable with the contents. It's funny, as this outs them as the poseurs they probably are.
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on September 23, 2017
Getting really dated, like, e.g., a major class divider is the number of books in the livingroom -- but everyone has a kindle now and the old people are dying off faster than you think.
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on September 2, 2017
The book "Class: A Guide Through the American Status System" is quite enlightening and believe should be required reading for adolescences and young professionals. This book is an essential book providing some various insights on the subject of class which rarely taught or spoken about in America.
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on June 22, 2017
This was a quick and amusing read. The book was written many years ago, but the portraits it paints of the various classes still hold up.
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on July 26, 2017
Good overview regarding the class structure in America
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VINE VOICEon April 8, 2011
This is a great book club book because you can count on a lively discussion. For me, the most important thing to look foward to in this book is a discussion of the fears and longings of the various classes, and the way that they affect the choices that people make. Overall, an interesting book that I will hold on to annd probably read again in a few years.
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on September 27, 2017
routine order
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