Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Today's the day...

Well, for all those anxiously waiting for True Prep to be released, this is the day! I don't remember ever waiting around for a book to arrive like this one. When I first heard about it, I was really surprised that a sequel would ever be written.

My original The Official Preppy Handbook has faithfully sat on my bookshelf since I was a teenager. It is in pretty good shape except that it needs to be re-bound because the pages are slightly falling out.

I love that I wrote my name in the book, just in case...not that I would have lent it out.

Always loved the name Honor from this little quiz..until a certain Jessica Alba named her little girl that..scratch that one off my list!

Nicknames..I always wanted a cute nickname like Bootsy or Bitsy, but growing up, all I got was Kris and Toodles from my Dad..not on the list. In high school, KP started and that has stuck around for a long time. At Tiffany & Co., I told my co-workers who are now 2 of my best friends how my Grandmother called me Krissy..since that day in 2001, I have been Krissy to both of them. One of them lives in Newport, so when I met her friends, they thought my name was Krissy. Hilarious. These days in Newport, a long story, but I am Muffy now, so I finally got one on the list-approved!

Looking back, I did take this book a little too seriously. I made sure I had my add-a-bead gold necklace, signet ring and other appropriate preppy accessories on at all times. My wardrobe was a perpetual string of polo shirts and khaki shorts with penny loafers. I did go astray for a little bit in junior high school, but that post will be later this week!!!

Never say never..when I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Birnbach in 1994, the first thing out of my mouth was the inevitable question of when this sequel would come out. At the time, her answer was a resounding no..but times certainly have changed and there definitely a need for an update. Thank goodness!


QueenBeeSwain said...

bible, even though I know it shouldn't be.... was happy my name and my sis' were listed.... and that darn JA... Honor was amazing 'til she went and named her daughter that.


CDS said...

It is such a great book and I look forward to seeing what the new one has to offer. :)