The Yuppie Handbook Author:Marissa Piesman and Marilee Hartley For Yuppies, Young Urban Professionals , style isn't everything-it's the only thing. The Yuppie Handbook is a hilarious, tongue-in-chic guide that will put any prospective fast-tracker on the right track to a Yuppie's guide modest goals: a six-figure income, a home right out of Architectural Digest and a body as shapely and enduring as Jane Fond... more »a's.
The authors, tru Yuppies themselves, leave no dhurrie unturned in appraising today's trendiest lifestyle, beginning with the essential Yuppie domicile itself-a condo or converted loft where comfort takes a stiff back seat to style. Along with decorating do's and don'ts (remember, plastic is poison), the authors have provided a helpful kitchen checklist to help you evaluate the most important room in a Yuppie household. And while a double sink, food-processor julienne disk and salmon poacher are de rigueur, you'll see why a meal can be ruined by anything less than the trendiest ingredients or most unpronouncable desserts.
You'll also learn to salt your dinner conversation with Yuppie buzzwords like beta endorphine, varietal and Fiddlehead, and how to dress like the avatars of Yuppie fashion, John Dean and Mary Cunningham.
Also invaluable to Yuppie, Buppie (Black Urban Professional), Guppie (Gay), Puppie (Pregnant) and Juppie (Japanese) alike are the guide to naming Yuppie pets, the most popular hour for psychotheryuppy (7a.m.), divorce (visitation rights tot he country home), wedding gift ideas (software, not silverware), and a complete Yuppie I.Q. test.
Whether you're a yup-and-coming baby-boomer or are simply wondering why your favorite neighborhoiod tavern now sports asparagus ferns and butcher-block tables, The Yuppie Handbook will have you laughing out loud.« less