"Finally, a book about the Black American Princess If you're already a BAP or just want to act like one, this book is for you "
-- E. Lynn Harris, author of Not a Day Goes By
In the bestselling tradition of The Official Preppy Handbook
, here is
a must-have manual for the BAP and those who love her.
Black American Princess: 1:
a pampered female of African American descent, born to an upper-middle or upper-class family 2:
an African American female whose life experiences give her a sense of royalty and entitlement 3:
): colloquial expression 4:
an African American female accustomed to the best and nothing less.
Drawn from hours of interviews, archival research, and frequent visits to Prada, The Black American Princess Handbook
offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at this exclusive lifestyle. Your total guide to BAP speak, BAP style, and BAP history, this one-of-a-kind book explains everything you ever wanted know about living the BAP life-from breaking in a shop-a-phobic dad to planning a magical BAP debutante ball.
In addition, you'll learn why a true BAP cleans her house before the housekeeper arrives, what to do if your Baby BAP wants to play sports, and whether it's OK for a relative to sing "I Believe I Can Fly" at a BAP wedding. Also featuring spot-the-BAP checklists, suggestions for top BAP colleges, a Who's Who of famous BAPs, a glossary (including essential French phrases), actual diary entries and e-mails from BAPS of all ages, and crucial chapters such as "It's High Noon-Do You Know Where Your Groove Is?" The Black American Princess Handbook
is destined to become a coveted treasure for BAPs worldwide. And, published just in time for graduation, it's sure to be at the top of every BAP's shopping list.Binding Type:
8.22h x 5.56w x 0.60d