October 05, 1981 12:00 PM

by Ralph Schoenstein

Cheerfully vulgar, this little book gives a resounding Bronx cheer to The Preppy Handbook. Immortalized here are four groups—each “as distinctive, demanding and depressing as the Preps”—Jocks, Greasers, Freaks and Nerds. You know, they’re the kind of people who wear polyester pants and plastic penholders in their shirt pockets. Mummies to them are old Egyptians, not parents, and they flaunt the school colors of places like Oral Roberts U. and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Schoenstein, a humorist who attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Columbia University, bloodies up Anti-Preppies as much as Preppies here, which is another good reason to give this book to anyone you know who’s named Bootsie or Chip and wears pink and green. (Wallaby, $3.95)

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