Snobbery: The American Version (Paperback)

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Snobbery: The American Version (Paperback)


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A national bestseller, Snobbery examines the discriminating qualities in all of us. With dishy detail, Joseph Epstein skewers all manner of elitism in contemporary America. He offers his arch observations of the new footholds of snobbery: food, fashion, high-achieving children, schools, politics, being with-it, name-dropping, and much more. Clever, incisive, and immensely entertaining, Snobberyexplores the shallows and depths of status and taste -- with enviable results.

JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618340736
ISBN-10: 0618340734
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 7th, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English

"[SNOBBERY is] like a chorus line of wonderful observational one-liners . . . All these gems add up to a fun and funny read." --Joan O'C. Hamilton Business Week

"[SNOBBERY] is a captivating jeu d'esprit of a book, one that brims over with illuminating perceptions . . ." --Daphne Merkin Elle

"It's hard to criticize a writer who can make you laugh out loud on every third page . . ." --Martha Bayles The New York Times Book Review

"[E]ngaging . . . Epstein [is] one of America's best essayists . . ." --Richard Stengal Time Magazine

". . . [W]onderfully engaging . . . marvelous . . ." --David Brooks The Wall Street Journal

". . . [Epstein] has a wickedly wonderful sense of humor and keen observational skills . . ." Publishers Weekly

"A deliciously readable analysis of the origins of snobbery and its myriad cultural manifestations . . ." Harper's Bazaar —