Bobos in paradise: the new upper class and how they got there
Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo.
In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.
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Review: Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got ThereUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
So, this book was decent. It was definitely interesting, and at times it was really funny. I really liked the heavy amount of sociological references Brooks made in developing this profile. However, sections of his writing became, for lack of a better word, annoying. Read full review
Review: Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got ThereUser Review - Ashland Mystery Oregon - Goodreads
Ok, so I read this out of fear - am I a bobo? Technically no, but some trappings I'm afraid to say. Technically no, because in answer to the are you questions: no, no, no, maybe yes. Brooks tongue in ... Read full review