O'Rourke, P. J.
Most widely held works about P. J O'Rourke
Most widely held works by P. J O'Rourke
Parliament of whores : a lone humorist attempts to explain the entire U.S. government by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2,345 libraries worldwide
In 1988 the author moved to Washington to take a long look at our government and to find an answer to the question every American asks: What the hell do these guys do all day, and why does it cost so much money? In his Introduction, he proffers the theory that we are suffering under a dictatorship of boredom. Adopting the manner of a high school civics textbook, he covers the three branches of government -- legislative, executive, judicial -- in a section entitled "Money, Television and Bullshit".
On The wealth of nations by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant.
Eat the rich by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
The nation's leading political satirist traverses the world, exploring the power of money, ruminating on the world's varieties of capitalism and socialism, and offering his own hilarious primer on economics. The book explains the fundamentals of economics. The author traveled the world from Wall Street to Main Street, from Shanghai to Albania, in search of the ultimate answer to the question, "Why do some economies thrive, while others just suck?" America's favorite political humorist leads readers on a hysterical whirlwind tour, from the "good capitalism" of Wall Street to the "bad socialism" of Cuba, in search of an answer to the age-old question: "Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?"
Give war a chance : eyewitness accounts of mankind's struggle against tyranny, injustice, and alcohol-free beer by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,750 libraries worldwide
A humorous examination of freedom, the sixties, Africa, drug testing, and an account of the Persian Gulf War.
All the trouble in the world : the lighter side of overpopulation, famine, ecological disaster, ethnic hatred, plague, and poverty by P. J OʼRourke ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
From angry chiggers in the jungles of Peru to irate coeds in Ohio, O'Rourke takes on the "fashionable worries" of the day.
The CEO of the sofa by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
The author shares his iconoclastic observations on the mysteries of modern life as he takes on a three-year-old who wants a cell phone, Democratic neighbors, a freelance writing career, Hillary Clinton, and the legalization of drugs.
Age and guile beat youth, innocence, and a bad haircut : twenty-five years of P.J. O'Rourke by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
37 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
""No time left for pamphleting and leafleting, picketing and petitioning, talking and walking around. Time to TRASH THE STATE!" Abbie Hoffman? Huey Newton? No, it's P. J. O'Rourke, circa 1970. Now America's most provocative (and conservative) satirist - O'Rourke was at one time a raving pinko, with the scab on his bleeding heart to prove it. Through twenty-five years of his writing, Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut guides us on the journey that has taken O'Rourke from the lighthearted fun of the revolutionary barricades to the serious business of the nineteenth hole."--BOOK JACKET.
Peace kills by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
The humorist offers a survey of the foibles of American foreign policy, recounting his experiences among consumers in Kuwait, in security-obsessed airports around the globe, and in Kosovo.
Holidays in hell by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
P.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe looking for trouble, the truth and a good time.
Driving like crazy : thirty years of vehicular Hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
A collection of O'Rourke's writings about cars for Car and Driver, Automobile, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications.
An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia.
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska.
Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
America's most subversive conservative, O'Rourke describes government as a devil's bargain between power, freedom, and responsibility, and goes on to hilariously skewer the politicians who have bargained with us to consolidate power, and the many mini-bargains and evasions that citizens have made with the consequences of their choice.
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain by Adam Kampe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis.
Modern manners : an etiquette book for rude people by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Contains a rule book for living in a world without rules with a collection of anti-etiquette quotes and sayings about a variety of topics.
The bachelor home companion : a practical guide to keeping house like a pig by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Describes the tasks that bachelors must perform to maintain a household, including tricking other people into cleaning for them, turning the cat into a sweeper, and others.
Peace kills America's fun new imperialism by P. J O'Rourke ( Recording )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Republican Party reptile : essays and outrages by P. J O'Rourke ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Very seventies : a cultural history of the 1970s, from the pages of Crawdaddy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
The enemies list ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Written with the same acerbic wit and infectious humor that have made P.J. O'Rourke one of the most popular political satirists of all time, The Enemies List will keep you howling and his enemies scowling. From Noam Chomsky to Yoko Ono, from Peter, Paul, and Mary (yes, they're still alive) to all the people who think quartz crystals cure herpes, from Ralph Nader to the entire country of Sweden, P.J. O'Rourke has created a roster of the most useless, politically disgraceful, and downright foolish people around. Although a ratings system of S=Silly, VS=Very Silly, SML=Shirley MacLaine was ultimately cast aside, the distinguishing feature of the cluster of dunces presented here is silliness, not political subversion. The Enemies List began as an article in the American Spectator and, as readers contributed their own suggestions, quickly grew into a hilarious and slashing commentary on politician and celebrities alike.
Age of innocence (Wharton, Edith) American wit and humor Arts, American Audiobooks Audiobooks Automobile driving Automobiles Automobile travel Bachelors Biography Conservatism Cooking Criticism, interpretation, etc. Economics Etiquette Famines Heart is a lonely hunter (McCullers, Carson) House cleaning Human ecology Humor Imperialism Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations (Smith, Adam) International relations Journalists Kosovo (Republic) Manners and customs McCullers, Carson,--1917-1967 Middle East Money Multiculturalism O'Rourke, P. J Overpopulation Persian Gulf War (1991) Plague Political satire Political science Politics, Practical Popular culture Poverty Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Social aspects Social history Travel Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Vacations War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Wharton, Edith,--1862-1937 Wit and humor World politics
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