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Pop your collars: 'True Prep' author pops in to Book Soup on Saturday

September 24, 2010 | 12:00 pm

"True Prep," Lisa Birnbach's follow-up to "The Original Preppy Handbook" has been getting some serious love from the folks at Brooks Brothers -- with window displays and in-store book-signing parties across the country. Thursday night, the Rodeo Drive flagship was the center of all the action -- completRage_covere with pink and green cocktails and the author dressed in an ensemble from Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece collection.

Afterward, a handful of folks decamped to the Sunset Tower Hotel for dinner, where Birnbach effusively thanked the Brooks Brothers marketing team. "Thanks for making me feel relevant," she said.

But the clothier apparently isn't alone in its warm embrace of the book: In its second week, it's at the No. 10 spot on the Los Angeles Times nonfiction bestseller list.

Don't worry if you missed the Brooks Brothers book-signing; before she leaves town, the New York based author will be reading from -- and signing copies of -- the book at a free, open-to-the-public event on Saturday. 

So put down the Bloody Mary, shrug into your best polo shirt and head over to Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-- Adam Tschorn


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