SNOBS by Russell Lynes


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A devaluation of that genus- the snob- this is a scientific sorting out of the more common practitioners of the sneer into all kinds of classifications- and one of them should fit you. Defining snobbishness as something which involves a scramble upward and a look downward, this goes on to categorize and catechize the regional snob, the moral snob, the sensual snob, the emotional snob (particularly the Mom Snob), the Taste Snob, the Job Snob, and that ""penultimate snobbery""- the Political Snob. A bubblepricking of some prone points of pride- this is always familiar and often very funny. A maybe not welcome weekend present, gift book, or extra.

Publisher: Harper