Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
The bestselling, comprehensive, and carefully researched guide to the ins-and-outs of the American class system with a detailed look at the defining factors of each group, from customs to fashion to housing.
Based on careful research and told with grace and wit, Paul Fessell shows how everything people within American society do, say, and own reflects their social status. Detailing the lifestyles of each class, from the way they dress and where they live to their education and hobbies, Class is sure to entertain, enlighten, and occasionally enrage readers as they identify their own place in society and see how the other half lives.
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Review: Class: A Guide Through the American Status SystemUser Review - Mark Edrys - Goodreads
I read this book almost 20 years ago, and I really got a lot out of it. A great, amusing writing style; fantastic insights into American culture—at least of pre-internet, pre-social media 1980s-1990s ... Read full review
Review: Class: A Guide Through the American Status SystemUser Review - Stephen Simpson - Goodreads
Out of date to the point of anachronism in many places. The author's tone is arrogant and conceited throughout and at times becomes insufferable. If you can stomach the author's tone, there are many interesting observations throughout the book. Read full review
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