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Lisa Birnbach

Cultural Commentator and Author of "The Official Preppy Handbook" and "True Prep"

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 Lisa Birnbach Biography

Lisa Birnbach has been an influential social and cultural observer since the publication of her first book, The Official Preppy Handbook. In her twenty or so books, numerous magazine articles, and her career as a television and radio personality, she is called upon to comment on the zeitgeist of the moment. She is celebrated for her keen eye, sharp wit, and sense of humor.

From the unspoken lives of preppies, to what college students really care about, what it takes to be a successful employee at a Fortune 500 company, and personal manners in the digital age, Birnbach has interviewed thousands of people and digested and assessed the world in which we live.

Birnbach’s talk, “My Life As A Woman” begins with funny time capsule stories of growing up in Manhattan in the 1960s while wearing a uniform, tie shoes, and curtseying as the rest of the world was shedding its rules. And it quickly talks about how her generation benefited from the women’s movement which had come of age by the time she arrived at college. Discussing women in corporate America, marriage and motherhood, Lisa takes us to Sex in the City, Oprah, and the Kardashians to Lean-In and beyond.

All of this told with the warmth of someone who once described herself as looking like her “daughters’ older brother.” Lisa has survived terminal unpopularity, severe nearsightedness, divorce, and breast cancer. She’s like all of us but maybe a teensy bit funnier.

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True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World

True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World

Speaking Topics
  • My Life as a Woman

    This talk begins with funny time capsule stories of growing up in Manhattan in the 1960s while wearing a uniform, tie shoes, and curtseying as the rest of the world was shedding its rules. And it quickly talks about how Birnbach's generation benefited from the women’s movement which had come of age by the time she arrived at college. Discussing women in corporate America, marriage and motherhood, Lisa takes us to Sex in the City, Oprah, and the Kardashians to Lean-In and beyond.

  • Eitquette for the 21st Century

    These are brutal times for the well-mannered. Nice people have to put up with loud cell phone users, people who don’t write thank you notes, or even respond to printed invitations with RSVP engraved on them. Like the canon of literature, common manners have gone underground. Is it suddenly okay to wear a hoodie to a business meeting? No, Mark it is not. Is it proper to send a condolence note on Facebook? In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the shifting sands of correct behavior in the digital era.

  • Style as Communicator

    In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the "language of style." Once only conversant in preppy attire, she's branched out to try speaking “Cocktail dress," “Festive attire," “Black Tie” and “casual” in many places around the globe.

  • Student Mother

    Unlike some mothers, who know absolutely the right way to do every thing, and know the right experts to trust, Birnbach considers herself a rank beginner. With three children of her own, she continues to do experiments on them. Some of have worked well; some not so much. In this lecture, Birnbach acts as the confessor; the audience as the confessional.

  • The Preppy Macher

    Birnbach has spent endless hours of her life instructing WASPs how to be "Waspier." From this restricted club to that Junior League, she's decoded the way of life of the Episcopal gentry in this country, and everyone is keen to hear the details. Some want in as outsiders, and the insiders want to see if she's got it right. Growing up Jewish and preppy in Manhattan was not only not an oxymoron. It was common, invisible. (*Birnbach never even learned the word “macher” until graduation from her Ivy League college and spent time with comedians.) Readers these days think it’s “fascinating” that a Jewess would write “that book.” Birnbach is happy to explain.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Birnbach for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Birnbach, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Birnbach or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lisa Birnbach?

    Booking fees for Lisa Birnbach, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Birnbach, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lisa Birnbach?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Birnbach for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Birnbach for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Birnbach or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Birnbach or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Lisa Birnbach

Cultural Commentator and Author of "The Official Preppy Handbook" and "True Prep"

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Lisa Birnbach Biography

Lisa Birnbach has been an influential social and cultural observer since the publication of her first book, The Official Preppy Handbook. In her twenty or so books, numerous magazine articles, and her career as a television and radio personality, she is called upon to comment on the zeitgeist of the moment. She is celebrated for her keen eye, sharp wit, and sense of humor.

From the unspoken lives of preppies, to what college students really care about, what it takes to be a successful employee at a Fortune 500 company, and personal manners in the digital age, Birnbach has interviewed thousands of people and digested and assessed the world in which we live.

Birnbach’s talk, “My Life As A Woman” begins with funny time capsule stories of growing up in Manhattan in the 1960s while wearing a uniform, tie shoes, and curtseying as the rest of the world was shedding its rules. And it quickly talks about how her generation benefited from the women’s movement which had come of age by the time she arrived at college. Discussing women in corporate America, marriage and motherhood, Lisa takes us to Sex in the City, Oprah, and the Kardashians to Lean-In and beyond.

All of this told with the warmth of someone who once described herself as looking like her “daughters’ older brother.” Lisa has survived terminal unpopularity, severe nearsightedness, divorce, and breast cancer. She’s like all of us but maybe a teensy bit funnier.

Lisa Birnbach Videos

  • Lisa Birnbach on ConnTV
  • True Prep by Lisa Birnbach with Chip Kidd
  • Maggie Shipstead & Lisa Birnbach at Strand Books

Lisa Birnbach Books

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Lisa Birnbach Speaking Topics

  • My Life as a Woman

    This talk begins with funny time capsule stories of growing up in Manhattan in the 1960s while wearing a uniform, tie shoes, and curtseying as the rest of the world was shedding its rules. And it quickly talks about how Birnbach's generation benefited from the women’s movement which had come of age by the time she arrived at college. Discussing women in corporate America, marriage and motherhood, Lisa takes us to Sex in the City, Oprah, and the Kardashians to Lean-In and beyond.

  • Eitquette for the 21st Century

    These are brutal times for the well-mannered. Nice people have to put up with loud cell phone users, people who don’t write thank you notes, or even respond to printed invitations with RSVP engraved on them. Like the canon of literature, common manners have gone underground. Is it suddenly okay to wear a hoodie to a business meeting? No, Mark it is not. Is it proper to send a condolence note on Facebook? In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the shifting sands of correct behavior in the digital era.

  • Style as Communicator

    In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the "language of style." Once only conversant in preppy attire, she's branched out to try speaking “Cocktail dress," “Festive attire," “Black Tie” and “casual” in many places around the globe.

  • Student Mother

    Unlike some mothers, who know absolutely the right way to do every thing, and know the right experts to trust, Birnbach considers herself a rank beginner. With three children of her own, she continues to do experiments on them. Some of have worked well; some not so much. In this lecture, Birnbach acts as the confessor; the audience as the confessional.

  • The Preppy Macher

    Birnbach has spent endless hours of her life instructing WASPs how to be "Waspier." From this restricted club to that Junior League, she's decoded the way of life of the Episcopal gentry in this country, and everyone is keen to hear the details. Some want in as outsiders, and the insiders want to see if she's got it right. Growing up Jewish and preppy in Manhattan was not only not an oxymoron. It was common, invisible. (*Birnbach never even learned the word “macher” until graduation from her Ivy League college and spent time with comedians.) Readers these days think it’s “fascinating” that a Jewess would write “that book.” Birnbach is happy to explain.

FAQs on booking Lisa Birnbach

  • How to book Lisa Birnbach?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Birnbach for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Birnbach, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Birnbach or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lisa Birnbach?

    Booking fees for Lisa Birnbach, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Birnbach, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lisa Birnbach?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Birnbach for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Birnbach for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Birnbach or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Birnbach or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lisa Birnbach is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Birnbach for your event is available upon request. Lisa Birnbach generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peggy Klaus, Zoleka Mandela, Linda Gordon, Tracy Chevalier and Janine di Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Birnbach for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lisa Birnbach Speaker Videos

  • Lisa Birnbach on ConnTV
    True Prep by Lisa Birnbach with Chip Kidd
  • Maggie Shipstead & Lisa Birnbach at Strand Books

Lisa Birnbach Speaking Topics

  • My Life as a Woman

    This talk begins with funny time capsule stories of growing up in Manhattan in the 1960s while wearing a uniform, tie shoes, and curtseying as the rest of the world was shedding its rules. And it quickly talks about how Birnbach's generation benefited from the women’s movement which had come of age by the time she arrived at college. Discussing women in corporate America, marriage and motherhood, Lisa takes us to Sex in the City, Oprah, and the Kardashians to Lean-In and beyond.

  • Eitquette for the 21st Century

    These are brutal times for the well-mannered. Nice people have to put up with loud cell phone users, people who don’t write thank you notes, or even respond to printed invitations with RSVP engraved on them. Like the canon of literature, common manners have gone underground. Is it suddenly okay to wear a hoodie to a business meeting? No, Mark it is not. Is it proper to send a condolence note on Facebook? In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the shifting sands of correct behavior in the digital era.

  • Style as Communicator

    In this lecture, Birnbach discusses the "language of style." Once only conversant in preppy attire, she's branched out to try speaking “Cocktail dress," “Festive attire," “Black Tie” and “casual” in many places around the globe.

  • Student Mother

    Unlike some mothers, who know absolutely the right way to do every thing, and know the right experts to trust, Birnbach considers herself a rank beginner. With three children of her own, she continues to do experiments on them. Some of have worked well; some not so much. In this lecture, Birnbach acts as the confessor; the audience as the confessional.

  • The Preppy Macher

    Birnbach has spent endless hours of her life instructing WASPs how to be "Waspier." From this restricted club to that Junior League, she's decoded the way of life of the Episcopal gentry in this country, and everyone is keen to hear the details. Some want in as outsiders, and the insiders want to see if she's got it right. Growing up Jewish and preppy in Manhattan was not only not an oxymoron. It was common, invisible. (*Birnbach never even learned the word “macher” until graduation from her Ivy League college and spent time with comedians.) Readers these days think it’s “fascinating” that a Jewess would write “that book.” Birnbach is happy to explain.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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