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The Official Preppy Handbook

by Lisa Birnbach [1980]
ASIN: 0894801406

Although it's not really fiction, this huge bestseller from the last century deserves a mention! Andy writes:

"In the 1980 satirical title, The Official Preppy Handbook by Lisa Birnbach, (for all those who don't remember, this was a send-up of all things East Coast Establishment/Top Drawer), the author lists the five best musical selections for a Sunday brunch. These musical selections were considered the best choices as Music to Drink Bloodies By. "Bloodies" are, of course, Sunday morning Bloody Marys, as one nurses a hangover from the previous nights' debauchery:

1. J.S. Bach, Brandenberg Concerti
2. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
3. Handel: Water Music
4. Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
5. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Considering the competition, I don't suppose we should feel too bad that C&S only made it to Fourth Place!"

(Contributed by Andy Smith)


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