Bobos in Paradise

by David Brooks

Book Reviews

  • @singareddynm Great book, one of my favorites The almost nearly perfect people (On the culture & economics of the 5 Nordic countries — a lot of insights on healthcare) The Senses: design beyond vision Bobos in Paradise (bourgeois bohemians — a lot on travel, experiences & spirituality)Link to Tweet
  • The most hilarious sendup of the NYT weddings nomenklatura is of course the first chapter of @nytdavidbrooks 'Bobos in Paradise', a perhaps unparalleled skewering of that entire caste. to Tweet

About Book

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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