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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

What kind of books do the wealthy or upper class read?

If anybody know. Just curious

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  • 9 years ago
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    The following books are listed in the recent sequel to the Official Preppy Handbook, call True Prep. You may also want to check out 1001 books you must read before you die / general editor, Peter Boxall ; preface by Peter Ackroyd.

    Once Upon a Time by Slim Aarons

    Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

    Old Money The Mythology of America's Upper Class by Nelson W. Aldrich

    Tommy Hitchcock: An American Hero by Nelson W. Aldrich

    George, Being Georg: George Plimpton's Life as Told, Admired, Deplored, etc., etc. by Nelson W. Aldrich

    Rector of Justin by Louis S. Auchincloss

    East Side Story by Louis S. Auchincloss

    Growing Up Rich by Anne Bernays

    Our Crowd by Stephen Birmingham

    Bunker Spreckels : Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence by Art Brewer

    Bobos in Paradise by David Brooks

    Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley

    God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley Jr

    All Loves Excelling by Josiah Bunting III

    Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

    Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

    House of Morgan : An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow

    Mastering the Art of French Cooking volumes 1 and 2 by Julia Child

    House of Cards : A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street by William D. Cohan

    I Am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

    Beginner's Greek by James Collins

    Lone Pilgrim by Laurie Colwin

    Mr. Bridge by Evan Connell Jr.

    Mrs. Bridge by Evan Connell Jr.

    The Rich, and Other Atrocities by Charlotte Curtis

    Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

    Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

    Bleak House by Charles Dickens

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

    White Album by Joan Didion

    Two Mrs. Grenvilles : A Novel by Dominick Dunne

    Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

    all of his work by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

    Cheerful Money : Me, My Family, and the Last Days of WASP Splendor by Tad Friend

    Class by Paul Fussell

    Little Gloria, Happy At Last by Barbara Goldsmith

    Personal History by Katharine Graham

    New York Girls by Beth Gutcheon

    Blood Oranges by John Hawkes

    Haywire by Brooke Hayward

    Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

    World According to Garp by John Irving

    Wise Men : Six Friends and the World They Made by Walter Isaacson

    Daisy Miller by Henry James

    Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

    World of Henry Orient by Nora Johnson

    Restless Virgins : Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School by Abigail Jones

    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz

    War Between the Tates by Alison Lurie

    Me My Staff by Patricia Marx

    Folded Leaf by William Maxwell

    Group by Mary McCarthy

    Selected poems by James Merrill

    Evening by Susan Minot

    Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

    Ice Storm by Rick Moody

    Best of Ogden Nash by Ogden Nash

    Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

    Appointment at Samarra by John O'Hara

    Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara

    As Told at the Explorers Club by George Plimpton

    1185 Park Avenue by Anne Roiphe

    Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

    Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

    All Souls by Christine Schutt

    In My Blood : Six Generations of Madness and Desire in an American Family by John Sedgwick

    Love Story by Erich Segal

    To Manner Born, To Manners Bred by Thomas Shomo

    Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner

    You're Too Kind : A Brief History of Flattery by Richard Stengel

    My First Cousin Once Removed : Money, Maddness, and the Family of Robert Lowell by Sarah Payne Stuart

    Commencement by J. Courney Sullivan

    Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

    Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

    Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias

    Living Well Is the Best Revenge by Calvin Tompkins

    Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

    Maple Stories by John Updike

    Couples by John Updike

    Burr by Gore Vidal

    Elements of Style : A Novel by Wendy Wasserstein

    Stand Before Your God by Paul Watkins

    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

    everything except Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

    Boy's Own Story by Edmund White

    Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

    Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey

    Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe

    Kandy—Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe

    I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

    Duke of Decption by Geoffrey Wolff

    Final Club by Geoffrey Wolff

    Old School by Tobias Wolff

    Good School by Richard Yates

    Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

    Source(s): True Prep by Lisa Birnbach
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  • Carol
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Not too interested. Why would a girl move in with three strange guys and start hunting paranormal threats? You shouldn't develop one character more than the others (judging by length, Rob's your favourite). Addendum: NO! No romance! At least, don't have her juggle three guys at once!

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  • 3 years ago

    I would read a publication but I want silence and I watch tv set for Big Bang theory family man spongebob comedy or movies generally toss me a good book and I will read it

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  • Fraser
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    You sit and read a book and the individuals unfold in that vast scenery which is your mind and thoughts and the range is hundreds, actually hundreds of times greater than the unpleasant Television set scene

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  • 9 years ago

    Typical billionaires who like to collect classic and expensive cars usually read books about classic cars and the history of the brand.Rockstars collect books about music history.Entrepeneurs read books related to business strategies.Mostly read something related to their passion.

    Source(s): Books,movies,tv shows
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The thick, heavy kind. Which works out wonderfully, because then it hurts when you beat them with the books. Plus they burn really well, so they make great kindling when burning down their house after beating them unconscious with the books.

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