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The Social Animal

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9780812979374
Genre : Social Science
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From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
Category: Social Science

Bobos In Paradise

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781416561736
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

On Paradise Drive

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 0743262859
Genre : Social Science
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The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat. You see suburban guys at Home Depot doing that special manly, waddling walk that American men do in the presence of large amounts of lumber; super-efficient ubermoms who chair school auctions, organize the PTA, and weigh less than their children; workaholic corporate types boarding airplanes while talking on their cell phones in a sort of panic because they know that when the door closes they have to turn their precious phone off and it will be like somebody stepped on their trachea. Looking at all this, you might come to the conclusion that we Americans are not the most profound people on earth. Indeed, there are millions around the world who regard us as the great bimbos of the globe: hardworking and fun, but also materialistic and spiritually shallow. They've got a point. As you drive through the sprawling suburbs or eat in the suburban chain restaurants (which if they merged would be called Chili's Olive Garden Hard Rock Outback Cantina), questions do occur. Are we really as shallow as we look? Is there anything that unites us across the divides of politics, race, class, and geography? What does it mean to be American? Well, mentality matters, and sometimes mentality is all that matters. As diverse as we are, as complacent as we sometimes seem, Americans are united by a common mentality, which we have inherited from our ancestors and pass on, sometimes unreflectingly, to our kids. We are united by future-mindedness. We see the present from the vantage point of the future. We are tantalized, at every second of every day, by the awareness of grand possibilities ahead of us, by the bounty we can realize just over the next ridge. This mentality leads us to work feverishly hard, move more than any other people on earth, switch jobs, switch religions. It makes us anxious and optimistic, manic and discombobulating. Even in the superficiality of modern suburban life, there is some deeper impulse still throbbing in the heart of average Americans. That impulse is the subject of this book.
Category: Social Science

The Road To Character

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9780812993257
Genre : Philosophy
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Evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.
Category: Philosophy

The Paradise Suite

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781451649178
Genre : Social Science
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Originally published as: Bobos in Paradise: the new upper class and how they got there. c2000; and: On Paradise Drive: how we live now (and always have) in the future tense. c2004.
Category: Social Science

The Well Kept Secret

Author : David Brooks, Ph.d.
ISBN : 1535032782
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The Well Kept Secret is the story of Haley Stuart. While she and her hilarious twin brother Nelson are vacationing in England, Haley becomes fascinated by a mysterious protrusion at the bottom of an ancient well. Overcome with an unexplainable feeling of nostalgia and belonging, and before Nelson can react, through time and space Haley swan dives down the well and into a compelling adventure that puts into play an enormous medieval treasure, a dangerous stalker, the possibility of her first romance, and what may be a prophecy of unspeakable importance. The ancient book she finds at the bottom of the well begins to reveal to Haley and Nelson, as the one sleepless night of this novel grows long, some very curious and hauntingly familiar characters. And as their mysterious godfather, Professor Flanagan O'Shea, continues to translate the book for them throughout the night, it begins to appear that he may hold some enormously influential position in the United States government. The interplay between the twins and their new medieval friends from a thousand years in the past begin to suggest a possible solution to the murderous threat they are surrounded by as they try to finish the cryptic book by dawn. Haley herself evolves and careens toward a history-altering climax that may save the entire world, in every way. The Well Kept Secret is the first in the Secret Textbook Series.
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Pet Packaging Technology

Author : David W. Brooks
ISBN : 0849397863
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering

Readings About The Social Animal

Author : Joshua Aronson
ISBN : 9781429233422
Genre : Psychology
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Exploring the most important ideas in social psychology, this collection of classic and contemporary readings includes accounts of specific experimental findings as well as more general summaries of key topics.
Category: Psychology

Right Livelihood

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 1886350809
Genre : Poetry
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"Right Livelihood is full of both a hard-earned reverence and a refreshing irreverence. . . . The poems are 'expecting something to happen, ' even on the gritty floor of a meatpacking plant. The wonder here is that something great often does happen. These poems celebrate our continuing urge to dream" (Jim Daniels).
Category: Poetry

The Art And Science Of Communication

Author : P. S. Perkins
ISBN : 1118039491
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Art and Science of Communication shows you a new way to understand and use communication in the workplace. Revealing the seven types of communication we all use every day, the book shows you how to increase your communication effectiveness in any setting with practical techniques, analogies, and models that clearly explain the formulas for successful communication. Combining the science and art of communication into one effective formula, this book offers a straightforward and easy to understand plan for a more successful career.
Category: Business & Economics