From the April, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Drunk & Driven by John C. Chalberg

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 . . .


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