Hardcover book in True Prep: It's a Whole New World, hardcover book and dust jacket, both in very good condition. Written by Lisa Birnbach, published by Random House, 2010. 224 pages. From the author of The Official Preppy Handbook comes a new take on the old world that Lisa Birnbach turned into an interantional bestselling phenomenon thirty years ago. True Prep looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV and.polar fleece.