Friday, June 13, 2003

Bobos in Appalachia

I enjoyed greatly the David Brooks book, Bobos in Paradise, and this article spotted by Instapundit. The concept is a dead-on characterization of many people I know, lawyers in particular - but not those from right around here. There are no Bobos in far Southwest Virginia, just a few wannabes. We have no Pottery Barn and the nearest Barnes & Noble with a Starbucks is in Johnson City. Everyone gets their appliances at Sears. Sure, we get a few L.L. Bean catalogs, but it's hard to be a Bobo via mail order.

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