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The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman
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Jul 08, 2012

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This book is incredibly dry and hard to get through. Also, I don't agree with most of his theories. He says traditional people don't think past filling their parents shoes as far as "just find a job and have a family". My grandparents would have been considered traditional to this dude and it makes me feel as though he has never spoken to a number of individuals. Everyone has a unique entity about them in every state of society and everyone wants to get by while still having some fun. Id have to say I'm a mix of each society he described so what exactly does that make my society ? I hope this is under fiction.

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Elly Hello, I'd like to comment that I didn't find the book dry and dense at all so your remark may be unnecessarily discouraging for people who consider to read it. I guess it's different for everyone. Cheers.

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