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, Dec 31, 1998 - 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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This is a lifechanging societychanging book that has the potential to rejuvenate the American landscape. This is why some communities work and others dont.... This should be required reading for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I used this book for a college-level composition course with the theme of community. Oldenburg's observations (some still ring true today and some don't) certainly gave us something to talk about, but ... Read full review

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Ray Oldenburg lives in Pensacola, FL.

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