Some people are natural born Preppies. Others need help. That’s what propelled The Official Preppy Handbook to a rightful place in Pop Culture history way back in the Reagan Era, circa 1980. And now, one of that book’s original authors is back with a handbook for a new era: True Prep: It’s A Whole New Old World.
This updated take provides a hilarious look at what it takes to be preppy in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society. There are the requisite entries on etiquette, both at home and at the country club, as well as recipes for preppy cuisine, biographies of famous preppies (Anderson Cooper!), and a pictorial of all the best styles of loafers. After all, what screams, “Preppy!!!!!” (yes, five exclamation points are required) more than a great pair of Sperry Top-Siders, the most important part of the Preppy Uniform.
So it’s only appropriate that this Monday, Birnbach will be at NorthPark Center at the Sperry Top-Sider store to sign copies of her new book. Wear your preppiest attire and win prizes (plus amaze those you pass at P.F. Chang’s staring at you in awe). You can even purchase a new pair of Top-Siders and have them custom-painted by a monogram artist brought in just for this event. But best of all, spend just $65 and get a free copy of True Prep because it takes more than a popped collar on your Polo these days to live the Preppy lifestyle.
So whether you lived through the Preppy phenomenon of the John Hughes era or have just recently discovered its starched-shirt fabulousness, jump aboard Daddy’s yacht and have it towed to NorthPark for a blast from the past. And a great pair of shoes.
Monday, October 18
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sperry Top-Sider Store
8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
(Like we really needed to give you the address!)
Purchase the book online at www.amazon.com.