Lit rec #169: In “Class: A Guide Through the American Status System” (1983), he divided American society into nine strata — from the idle rich (“the top out-of-sight”) to the institutionalized and imprisoned (“the bottom out-of-sight”) — and offered a comprehensive and often witty tour through the observable habits of each.

Entertaining and serious at the same time. What we subconsciously notice about dress, manners and speech. CLASS by Paul Fussell

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