Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There

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Thorndike Press, Feb 1, 2001 - Social Science - 404 pages
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It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church; bohemians were artists and intellectuals. But now, the lines are blurred: It's hard to tell an espresso-sipping professor from a cappuccino-gulping banker. Laugh and sob as you read David Brooks' observations on the new dominant class. Bobos in Paradise is a witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age and a penetrating description of how we live now.

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User Review  - Giancarlo Montemayor - Goodreads

Very good insight. Brooks thesis is that our modern culture is a combinación of borgeouis and bohemias, the elite and the artsy. The first chapter is fascinating, the rest of it is an analyisis of his thesis. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara Van Dyck - Goodreads

I've been in Eugene almost four years now and am so grateful to Brooks for explaining to me what it means to live in a latte city. REI, vineyard tours, jeans at all events, save-the-bees, gardens in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Consumption
75
Business Life
148
Copyright

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David Brooks was born in Toronto, Canada on August 11, 1961. He received a degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1983. After graduation, he worked as a police reporter for the City News Bureau. His other jobs include numerous posts at The Wall Street Journal, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly. He currently is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003 and a weekly commentator on PBS NewsHour. He is the author of the several books including Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He is also the editor of the anthology Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing.

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