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!