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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. J. O’Rourke Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A New York Times best-selling author and America's preeminent political satirist, P. J. O'Rourke also has another side to him - a gear-loose gearhead, automotive devotee, and terrifying driver.

Son and grandson of car dealers in Ohio, P.J.'s family has been in the motor vehicle business since before there were motors in vehicles. And P.J. has been writing about cars - for Car and Driver, Automobile, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications - for what seems like almost as long.

In this newly collected anthology of spiels-on-wheels, O'Rourke celebrates cars and berates car haters, and chronicles America's relationship with automobiles from love for a powerful chariot of freedom to tolerance of an oversized household appliance with an extra-long extension cord. Driving Like Crazy brings together 30-some years of journalistic cornering on two wheels, none of which has been reprinted before. Or almost none of which. P.J. did include his classic How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink. And he's written an appendix to that piece of sage advice for those who, like himself, are 30 years older now: How to Do Ditto While the Drugs Are Mostly Lipitor. 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 by Walt Murray | 2/16/2014

    " The first 2/3 is great, but it gets a bit old and repetitive. There is some great car stuff here is you are a car guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erik | 2/11/2014

    " Some parts of this book are excellent and absolutely hilarious, but I thought the new stuff was lacking. For whatever reason, the older O'Rourke gets, the more shrill he sounds to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lacey | 1/31/2014

    " So far, my continuing with this book at all is a testimony to what a good writer PJ O'Rourke is. The book is about cars, a subject in which I have no interest. The major secondary focus so far seems to be drinking and taking drugs, two activities that have little appeal for me and don't seem like interesting subjects to nonparticipants. There's also a misogynist streak in the earliest of the essays included here. I will say that the misogyny seems to get milder over time, and that O'Rourke's more recent commentary on that early essay, in which he pokes fun at his younger self, manages to take a bit of the sting out of that early work. At any rate, the man is extraordinarily funny, in many cases laugh-out-loud funny, and I am enjoying the book against all reasonable expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 1/31/2014

    " P.J. O'Rourke is one of the funnier writers currently writing. His books are also surprisingly educational. If you are a car person and have a sense of humor, you shopuld read this book. "

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