In my ongoing quest to compile the largest collection of plaid-encased paperback copies of Lisa Birnbach's 1980 classic and now out-of-print Official Preppy Handbook, I am proud to say that I recently discovered two copies this past weekend, one in Topeka, Kansas and one in Lawrence, Kansas. Both were discovered in the Humor section at a library booksale for under $1, although they have been known to be found in Sociology, History, Literature, Cooking, and Miscellaneous as well. Keep your eyes out, I have a standing order out to anyone who locates a copy- I will send you a $5 bill and a prepaid mailing envelope assuming the binding is intact and the text is unmarked.
How to spot a copy:
Look for the plaid spine!
And now, in case you were wondering, here are some appropriate names for your children.
Girls: Muffy, Buffy, Bitsy, Bootsy, Bunny, Tiffy, Cuffy, Molly and Missy
Boys: Skip, Chip, Kip, Trip, Bif, Van, Win, Rocky and Jock