Thursday, August 01, 2002

Here's CT's two page interview with David Brooks, author of Bobos in Paradise. In case you're unaware of Brooks and his book, a Bobo is a bourgeois bohemian. I haven't read the book yet, but I plan to. Brooks has several amusing things to say in poking fun at the Bobos, but this one, describing one of the rules of financial correctness that Bobos live by--one downsmanship, was my favorite:

...that everything we own should look like it was once owned by someone much poorer than ourselves. So like the baby gates on the stairs will be made from wood recycled from a rabbit hutch on a 19th century Appalachian farm.

Now that's a good line.

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