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O'Rourke, P. J.

Overview
Works: 144 works in 518 publications in 6 languages and 26,015 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN6162, 818.5402
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Parliament of whores : a lone humorist attempts to explain the entire U.S. government by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member 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?"
All the trouble in the world : the lighter side of overpopulation, famine, ecological disaster, ethnic hatred, plague, and poverty by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,693 WorldCat member 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
Give war a chance : eyewitness accounts of mankind's struggle against tyranny, injustice, and alcohol-free beer by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous examination of freedom, the sixties, Africa, drug testing, and an account of the Persian Gulf War
The CEO of the sofa by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member 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
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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of O'Rourke's writings about cars for Car and Driver, Automobile, Esquire, Forbes, and other publications
Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member 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
The baby boom : how it got that way and it wasn't my fault and I'll never do it again by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his typical wit and keen analysis, O'Rourke looks at the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and somehow created a better society by turning society upside down
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
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 695 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member 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
Modern manners : an etiquette book for rude people by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member 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
Good dog : true stories of love, loss, and loyalty( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine's popular Good Dog column, [this is a] collection of true stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions, penned by some of today's top writers, including Jon Meacham, Roy Blount, Jr, Dominique Browning, and P.J. O'Rourke"--Amazon.com
The bachelor home companion : a practical guide to keeping house like a pig by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member 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
Republican Party reptile : essays and outrages by P. J O'Rourke( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The enemies list( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member 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
Very seventies : a cultural history of the 1970s, from the pages of Crawdaddy( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection spanning over three decades, the famed humorist and certified gearhead chronicles his love affair with the automobile from mid-twentieth century until now, in a humorous romp through all things on four wheels
The CEO of the sofa by P. J O'Rourke( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorist O'Rourke embarks on a mission to the most frightening place of all--his own home, where he holds forth on a variety of topics, including a three-year-old who wants a cell phone, his career as a freelance writer, Hillary Clinton's election victory, how to get toddlers to sleep, and neighbors who smell like Democrats
 
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Alternative Names
O’Rourke, Patrick Jake 1947-

O'Rourke, P. J.

O'Rourke, Patrick J.

O'Rourke, Patrick J. 1947-

O'Rourke, Patrick Jake.

O'Rourke, Patrick Jake 1947-...

P. J. O’Rourke US-amerikanischer politischer Satiriker, Journalist und Schriftsteller

P.J. O'Rourke Amerikaans journalist

Rourke, P. J. O' 1947-

Патрик О'Рурк американский писатель и юморист

Патрік Джейк О'Рурк

பி. ஜெ. ஓரூக்

オローク, P. J

Languages
English (331)

Spanish (7)

German (6)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)

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On The wealth of nationsEat the richAll the trouble in the world : the lighter side of overpopulation, famine, ecological disaster, ethnic hatred, plague, and povertyGive war a chance : eyewitness accounts of mankind's struggle against tyranny, injustice, and alcohol-free beerThe CEO of the sofaDriving 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 lawnDon't vote, it just encourages the bastardsModern manners : an etiquette book for rude people