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  • Bobos in Paradise

  • The New Upper Class and How They Got There
  • By: David Brooks
  • Narrated by: David Brooks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed the values of the liberated 1960s; the bourgeois were the enterprising yuppies of the 1980s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bobos in Paradise

  • By S. Perreten on 04-07-05

Eye Opening, Educational, Funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-05

I found Bobos to be eye opening about upper class culture, and refreshing to listen to. Yes, I sometimes got lost in the constant sense of irony and sarcasm that Brooks carries in his voice. But it was funny! I'm normally not into social science. And while I wouldn't exactly call this "science," it did deliver a lot of information that would have been rather dry to choke down some other way. But with Brooks' style, I laughed and learned. It's like edutainment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,033
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Things Done

  • By Rick on 02-28-03

Life Changing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-04

Not only does Allen discuss the practical techniques of getting things done, he discusses the psychological underpinnings of the guilt that comes from breaking so many subtle, perhaps unconscious, commitments to oneself when things aren't done. Getting Things Done is as therapeutic as it is productivity enhancing. Changed my life. Ask my wife :-)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful