Snobs, A Guidebook to Your Friends, Your Enemies, Your Colleagues and Yourself
Lynes, Russell. Snobs, A Guidebook to Your Friends, Your Enemies, Your Colleagues and Yourself. First Edition. 1950. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows light soiling and minor tears. Drawings by Robert Osborn.
The exterior of this book shows some evidence of its age, but the content remains fresh and appealing. Its humor is timeless. Russell Lynes (the brother of George Platt) makes many wise and hilarious observations about snobbery. He concludes that though egalitarianism has diminished the social kind, hundreds of other kinds of snobbery have sprung up in its place, including regional, moral, cultural, etc. We are all snobs of one sort or another. Even the most tolerant are not spared; they feel superior to the narrow-minded.