The BAP Handbook

The BAP Handbook : The Official Guide to the Black American Princess

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"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: BAP (acronym): 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0767905504
  • 9780767905503
  • 2,318,421

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"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: BAP ("acronym): 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 forgraduation, it's sure to be at the top of every BAP's shopping list.
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About Kalyn Johnson

KALYN JOHNSON is an associate at a large law firm in New York.
TRACEY LEWIS is a writer.
KARLA LIGHTFOOT is an advertising sales executive in New York.
GINGER WILSON, a Chicago attorney, is the executive director of a legal staffing firm. JANE ARCHER is an illustrator who works in book publishing in New York. To see more of her work, visit her on the web at janearcherillustration.com
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