On Paradise Drive (Paperback)
How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense
Simon & Schuster, 9780743227391, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2005
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But if you probe deeper, you find that we behave the way we do because we live under the spell of paradise. We are the inheritors of a sense of limitless possibilities, raised to think in the future tense and to strive toward the happiness we naturally accept.
On Paradise Drive, at once serious and comic, describes this distinct American future-mindedness that shapes our personalities and underlies our beliefs.
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Praise For On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense…
-- The New York Times
"A worthy sequel to Bobos....Brooks is a master satirist."
-- The New York Observer
"Delectable....Brooks' style is so easygoing and his observations so wicked and astute that you won't be able to stop reading. Or laughing."
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Brooks is a clever and insightful inspector of the American scene....His earlier book, Bobos in Paradise, was a well-deserved bestseller. On Paradise Drive is just as funny and perceptive."
-- The Wall Street Journal