Drunk & Driven

On Paradise Drive by David Brooks

On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense
Simon and Schuster, 2004
(304 pages; $25.00, hardcover)

reviewed by John C. “Chuck” Chalberg

David Brooks is at it again—sort of. In his first book, the New York Times columnist and self-proclaimed “comic sociologist” examined the highly materialistic lives of post-sixties bourgeois bohemians; hence the provocative Bobos in Paradise. This time his targets are the residents of America’s “paradise drives,” or the exurbians of the wholly new communities that “arise out of nothing” beyond the suburban . . .

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