The Debutante's Guide to Life by Cornelia Guest and Carol McD. Wallace escorted by Jon J. Gould (Fawcett Columbine: $6.95).
This is a fun book with perhaps the most honest fashion advice printed this side of a Levi's 501 Jeans label.
Consider Guest and Co.'s rationale for debs not wearing black and sequins before the age of 20: "A debutante isn't supposed to look like a divorcee. . . . Sequins are tacky before you're 20. Also really short skirts, or anything too low cut, or some dowager will say you look like a streetwalker. What do they know about streetwalkers, anyway?"
And how about this opinion on how relatively simple it is for the debs' escorts: "Oh, it's so easy for the men. Look, if you speak normal English and don't wear a polyester tuxedo and can remember a few names, you've got it made. Nobody cares who you are or where you came from as long as you wear pants and can fox trot."