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    DescriptionTake a look at Americans in their natural habitat: men shopping for barbecue grills, doing that special walk men do when in the presence of hardware; super-efficient football mums who chair school auctions, organise the PTAs, and weigh less than their kids; and suburban chain restaurants, the Hard Rock Outback Cantina etc. Are they, or we, as the western world gradually becomes more and more similar, as shallow we look? Many around the world see America as the great bimbo. Naturally, they work hard and are energetic, but is that because they are money-hungry and don't know how to relax? David Brooks probes deeper, and explains that they behave the way they do because they live under the spell of paradise. Aren't we all? The inheritors of a sense of limitless possibilities, raised to think in the future tense and to strive toward the happiness we naturally accept, the fulfilment of our dreams.


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    Title
    On Paradise Drive
    Subtitle
    How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743227391
    ISBN 10: 0743227395
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFSC
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    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC classification: HM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    DC22: 305.800973
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    DC22: 305.550973
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    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    04 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Brooks is a senior editor at THE WEEKLY STANDARD and a contributing editor at NEWSWEEK. Formerly a reporter and editor at THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, he's had articles in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST and other publications.
    Review quote
    "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"