Bobos in Paradise (Paperback)
The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Simon & Schuster, 9780684853789, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2001
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.
Praise For Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There…
The New York Times
Delectable...a tartly amusing, all too accurate guide to the new establishment.
The Dallas Morning News
Thanks to Brooks, bobos will join preppies, yuppies, and angry white males in the American lexicon.
The Wall Street Journal
Hilarious and enlightening.
The Washington Post
Perceptive and amusing. [Brooks] has identified the salient characteristics of this new elite, and he describes them with accuracy and wit.