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Bobos in paradise : the new upper class and how they got there

Author: David Brooks
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brooks
ISBN: 0684853787 9780684853789
OCLC Number: 56573277
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Description: 284 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The rise of the educated class --
Consumption --
Business life --
Intellectual life --
Pleasure --
Spiritual life --
Politics and beyond.
Responsibility: David Brooks.

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In this witty report, Brooks identifies the Bobos, bourgeois bohemians, the new strivers whose culture, tastes and attitudes have replaced the older elite by melding into the bohemians.  Read more...

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Jonathan Yardley The Washington Post Perceptive and amusing. [Brooks] has identified the salient characteristics of this new elite, and he describes them with accuracy and wit. Emily Prager The Wall Read more...

 
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