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True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World Paperback – November 1, 2011
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So thirty years later, along comes "True Prep." What a disaster. My first thoughts consist of 1) the excellence of the OPH must owe a huge debt to Jonathan Roberts, Carol McD. Wallace, Mason Wiley et al. because Lisa Birnbach could not have written a majority of the OPH and then turn out True Prep, and/or 2) Chip Kidd must have held huge sway with Lisa Birnbach and caused her to override her better judgment, and/or 3) Lisa Birnbach has grown incredibly cynical and has simply chosen to jump on the preppy resurgence and cash in while the getting's good.Read more ›
When i read about the people in this book i was like....... 'what's so *uniquely preppy* about this? everyone i know and even people i don't know but see on tv are like this whether they are 'preppy' or not.' Just one example: The chapter on food was weird, the idea that preppies are now all about being foodies is dead on but then you have the 'what's in the pantry' list and it looks it belongs in the book from the 80's not this book. All the preppies i know shop at Wholefoods and buy organic expensive health food... Maybe I'm wrong. I suppose Southern California preppies aren't the same as East Coast ones? I just didn't have as much fun reading this book as i did the old one, this new book seemed confused both in it's content, message and point.
And... Tory Burch...? Really?
9/20/10 - I am reducing my rating of 3 stars down to 1 just because I am so annoyed at the sheer ignorance of some of her articles. She has one article about a preppy man who has decided to convert to Islam (oh yes Muslims can be WASPs too... Wait, doesn't WASP stand for White, Anglo-Saxon PROTESTANT?Read more ›
It's like a book about being Hawaiian that tries to include everyone who has ever worn a lei. Watered down and pointless.
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To me this book is such a pale comparison to the original, I can't help but feel the author's xanax and vodka money was running low so this monstrosity had to be barfed out like... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tweedmouth
This comes off as a misguided attempt to cash in on the fondness for the original Official Preppy Handbook. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Meh. This had some entertaining parts, just not enough to hold my attention. Nothing can compare to the original which was perfect for its time.Published 6 months ago by arizonamegs
A real disappointment relative to the great Official Preppy Handbook.Published 9 months ago by Jamar A. Newell
I can understand why so many customers are displeased with "True Prep." Let me explain: I am not preppy in any way, which was exactly why "The Official Preppy... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tammy Reney
In 1980 Lisa Birnbauch and others collaborated to create the Preppy Handbook, a lighthearted, and somewhat supportive, parody of preppies. Thirty years after this bestseller, Ms. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Edward Stringham