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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. J. O’Rourke Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597101271
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New York Times bestselling author P.J. O'Rourke has toured the fighting in Bosnia, visited the West Bank disguised as P.J. of Arabia, lobbed one-liners on the battlefields of the Gulf War, and traded quips with Communist rebels in the jungles of the Philippines. Now in The CEO of the Sofa, he embarks on a mission to the most frightening place of all - his own home. Ensconced on the domestic boardroom's throne (although not supposed to put his feet on the cushions), he faces a three-year-old who wants a cell phone, a freelance career devoted to writing articles like "Chewing-Mouth Dogs Bring Hope to People with Eating Disorders," and neighbors who smell like Democrats ("That is, using smell as a transitive verb. When I light a cigar they wave their hands in front of their faces and pretend to cough."). Undaunted - with the help of martinis - by middle age, P.J. holds forth on everything from getting toddlers to sleep ("Advice to parents whose kids love the story of the dinosaurs: Don't give away the surprise ending") to why Hillary Clinton's election victory was a good thing ("We Republicans were almost out of people to hate in the Senate. Teddy Kennedy is just too old and fat to pick on"). And P.J. leaps (well, groans and pushes himself up) from the couch to pursue assignments such as a high-speed drive across the ugliest part of India at the hottest time of the year, a blind (drunk) wine tasting with Christopher Buckley, and a sojourn at the U.N. Millennial Summit, where he runs the risk of perishing from boredom and puts readers in peril of laughing themselves to death. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 11/29/2013

    " I really enjoy PJ's humor, and found most of this book very interesting. (Especially his commentary on "It Takes A Village") "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J. | 11/27/2013

    " The only one of his books that I have not really enjoyed. A grab bag of articles from around 2000. Nothing staler than reading the "Clintons are evil" rants in 2011. Most of the rest forgettable soon after reading. No focus and no punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasudevan VM | 11/27/2013

    " Pick this book up if you have say some 4 hours of free time - a good time pass and a pure O'Rourke magic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CJ | 9/19/2013

    " PJ's books were a lot better when he was still drinking heavily and snorting a lot of coke. This whole "I'm a dad, and gosh, that makes me ponder things" was done better by Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 1/22/2013

    " Could not get interested in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sorcha | 1/21/2013

    " Amusing bits, but not one of his best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 8/16/2012

    " A little dated now since it reflects current events when it was written (mid 90s), but the "blind (drunk) wine tasting" is worth the price of the book. ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 8/6/2012

    " a let down compared to his other works "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtiss | 4/13/2012

    " P.J. takes a look at contemporary society from the vbiewpoint of a mature white, conservative, male, with his usual appreciation for the absurd. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Big D | 3/1/2012

    " I love reading P.J. O'Rourke! This was his worst written and/or worst edited book to date. Unlike any of the other books (all of them?) I have read. Strange. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rajendra prabhu k | 1/27/2012

    " wish there were more like this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John somers | 1/7/2012

    " Excellent. A usual I disagreed with an awful lot that he said but loved the way that he said it. The sections on the UN and a drive through India were particularly good as is the section describing a number of modern celebrities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J. | 3/27/2011

    " The only one of his books that I have not really enjoyed. A grab bag of articles from around 2000. Nothing staler than reading the "Clintons are evil" rants in 2011. Most of the rest forgettable soon after reading. No focus and no punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 1/7/2009

    "
    I really enjoy PJ's humor, and found most of this book very interesting. (Especially his commentary on "It Takes A Village") "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtiss | 3/23/2008

    " P.J. takes a look at contemporary society from the vbiewpoint of a mature white, conservative, male, with his usual appreciation for the absurd. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Big D | 11/15/2007

    " I love reading P.J. O'Rourke! This was his worst written and/or worst edited book to date. Unlike any of the other books (all of them?) I have read. Strange. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CJ | 5/15/2007

    " PJ's books were a lot better when he was still drinking heavily and snorting a lot of coke. This whole "I'm a dad, and gosh, that makes me ponder things" was done better by Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry. "

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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.