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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. J. O’Rourke Narrator: Rob McQuay Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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P.J. O'Rourke traces his development from hippie protester to conservative grouch to jaded humorist. Along the way, we are privy to his strange, twisted days as editor in chief of National Lampoon, as well as the in-depth looks at appropriate sports for middle-aged Republicans, namely those which can be engaged in with a smuggled Havana between the teeth - fly-fishing, bird hunting, deep-sea fishing, and of course, golf. Plus, you'll hear O'Rourke's take on the Virtues of Automobiles - because what good was oil doing sitting in the ground for millions of years? - and many other hilarious rants in this off-the-wall collection by America's premier political humorist. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/14/2014

    " A lot of filler, but a few suitably rip-roaring moment nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 2/4/2014

    " has one truly hysterical essay "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/26/2014

    " i loved this book. it had everything from his early stuff to his late stuff, and everything in between. true, there were some repeats, but that was fine with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 1/20/2014

    " Before ego, cigar, still pompous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serge Boucher | 1/18/2014

    " How a crazy pinko communist became a crazy conservative libertarian and remained incredibly funny throughout. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/10/2014

    " A selection of his speeches/columns. Very good, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faction102979 | 1/2/2014

    " this is a collection of various articles, short stories and essays written by mr. o'rourke's throughout his career. he does an excellent job of tying his humor into various geopolitical events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 12/30/2013

    " Not PJ's best book, but great essays from his past. It's funny to read through his essays and watch his transformation from a dirty unwashed hippy left winger into a clean cut yuppy right winger throughout the course of his years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walt Murray | 12/25/2013

    " O'Rourke is a very funny writer, and most of his books are worth reading. I enjoyed parts of this book, but it is not his best work "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Farley | 12/23/2013

    " Fun to read the transformation, though I almost didn't make through the early years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 12/11/2013

    " Funny still as a collection of his older stuff and unpublished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Wantstoplay | 12/11/2013

    " there should be more stars available... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 12/1/2012

    " It's amazing watching O'Rourke's transition from super leftwing hippie liberal to conservative republican through these essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 10/20/2012

    " I haven't read any PJ O'Rourke in a long time. I wonder if he has anything new out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/29/2012

    " P.J. O'Rourke traces his path from liberal to libertarian by re-publishing short essays and articles from his college years on. It's great to watch his development as a writer and a commentator and it's great that he doesn't take himself too seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 4/25/2012

    " I liked him better with the bad hair cut before he got too conservative to find anything nice to say. If you don't have anything nice to say...vote Republican, I guess. Still, the man can string some words together nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Campton | 8/31/2011

    " Comes from the other end of the spectrum from me politically, but he is always worth a read. this is not as focussed as his other works due to its origins, nor is it as funny, but it does offer some insights into why he thinks the way he does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 8/22/2011

    " Parts of this are hilarious, and it gives you a lot of insight into him, if you're interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 8/22/2011

    " "...and best of all, we had a case of dynamite". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bobby mccormick | 6/22/2011

    " his best work to my tastes. few people have lived such a life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Wulfsohn | 3/29/2011

    " My favourite of his books. The piece "Why I Invaded Cambodia by Richard Milhous Nixon as told to PJ O'Rourke" is one of the funniest things I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/25/2011

    " If you don't like P.J. O'Rourke, I don't know if we can be friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheDenizen | 10/7/2010

    " The stuff about cars and politics I could take or leave, but the essays about his lazy days as a hard drinking, dope smoking hippie are hysterical and worth the price of admission. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert JA Basilio Jr. | 6/4/2010

    " Included some early attempts of O'Rourke to write fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/20/2010

    " If you're familiar with PJ, you'll like the diversity and uniqueness of his earlier work. If you're not, you'll enjoy one of his more recent works more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 5/10/2010

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's just a wonderful look into this very funny satirist's perspective of himself growing up. You see how he's lived as a lot of things, and how it's shaped him into who he is today.

    Love this book. Can't say it enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 11/24/2009

    " If you don't like P.J. O'Rourke, I don't know if we can be friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 7/27/2009

    " Fun to read the transformation, though I almost didn't make through the early years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 4/9/2009

    " Not PJ's best book, but great essays from his past. It's funny to read through his essays and watch his transformation from a dirty unwashed hippy left winger into a clean cut yuppy right winger throughout the course of his years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Billy | 3/23/2009

    " I hate him, so that is where the love comes from.

    And that sex story is GOOOOOooooood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/9/2009

    " A lot of filler, but a few suitably rip-roaring moment nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/11/2009

    " I haven't read any PJ O'Rourke in a long time. I wonder if he has anything new out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 9/8/2008

    " I liked him better with the bad hair cut before he got too conservative to find anything nice to say. If you don't have anything nice to say...vote Republican, I guess. Still, the man can string some words together nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 7/15/2008

    " has one truly hysterical essay "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 6/25/2008

    " Before ego, cigar, still pompous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/12/2008

    " A selection of his speeches/columns. Very good, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/23/2008

    " i loved this book. it had everything from his early stuff to his late stuff, and everything in between. true, there were some repeats, but that was fine with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 11/13/2007

    " If you're familiar with PJ, you'll like the diversity and uniqueness of his earlier work. If you're not, you'll enjoy one of his more recent works more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 9/20/2007

    " "...and best of all, we had a case of dynamite". "

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About the Author

P. J. O’Rourke is the author of Modern Manners, The Bachelor Home Companion, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, and All the Trouble in the World. He writes for Rolling Stone, Automobile, and American Spectator and lives in New Hampshire and Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Rob McQuay is a popular actor in the Washington, DC, area. He has performed with various dinner theaters and regional acting companies.