The School of Derek Blasberg

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Published March 23, 2010

 

Thanks to reality shows, scions with sex tapes, and call girls with advice columns, our society ladies are a touch deficient in class these days. Interview nightlife correspondent and everyone’s favorite bowtied bon vivant Derek Blasberg has penned a guide to becoming a true, contemporary lady. Classy (Razorbill, April 6), a cheeky handbook, will advise aspiring gentlewomen on the subtle differences between class and trash, lady and tramp, friends and frenemies, texts and sexts, single and desperately single, and other social mores prone to error. We got some of Derek’s favorite ladies to ask our man-about-town questions only he could answer.

Here’s the first question:

JEN BRILL: Did any of your girlfriends who may have had some naughty teenage years inspire any of the advice given in your book?

BLASBERG: Of course, Jen. While writing this book I had a picture of you from your high-school yearbook taped on top of my desk as inspiration for how NOT to act. I also extensively interviewed instrumental people in your childhood, including your mother, guidance counselor, and ex-boyfriend Marky Mark.

YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO READ THE REST OF OUR QUESTIONS IN OUR APRIL ISSUE, OUT NEXT WEEK.