The Official Preppy Handbook

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I'm pretty sure that Lisa Birnbach did not anticipate the success she would realise with this book... Intended as a parody of the preppy lifestyle 'The Official Preppy Handbook' fast became a go-to bible for preppies.
The book covers such issues as when to wear pink and green (always), how to organise a cocktail party, what schools to send your children to, what type of dog to own, how to decorate your home and so on.

I find myself picking this book up time and time again and it has served as key inspiration for this blog.

Unfortunately it is now out of print so getting your hands on a copy is tricky. Amazon always seem to source a few!

Also check out the sequel "True Prep".