The Great Good Place: Cafés, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community

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Marlowe, 1997 - Social Science - 336 pages
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The Great Good Place argues that "third places" - where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.

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I love the beginning of this book, the enthusiasm of the author for the third places, and how much I learned about the sociological importance of such places. But to be honest, the rest of it is padded. It could be a much, much shorter book, and the repetition becomes tedious at times. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Ray Oldenburg lives in Pensacola, FL.

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