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Thrown Under the Omnibus
Author: P. J. O'Rourke

ISBN: 9780802125675
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 22 November 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24 x 4.32
Description:
Ranging over five decades, Thrown Under the Omnibus is the definitive anthology of the journalist the Wall Street Journal has called "the funniest writer in America."

P. J. O'Rourke has had a prolific career as one of America's most celebrated humorists. But that career almost didn't happen. As he explains it, "I began to write for pay in the spring of 1970. To tell the truth I didn't even want to be a writer, I meant to be a race car driver, but I didn't have a race car."

Fortunately for us, he had to settle for writing. From his early pieces for the National Lampoon, through his classic reporting as Rolling Stone's International Affairs editor in the '80's and '90's, and his brilliant inimitable political journalism and analysis, P.J. has been entertaining and provoking readers with high-octane prose, a "pants-down Republican" attitude, and a rare ability to make readers laugh out loud. Chris Buckley once described his work as "S. J. Perelman on acid," and when Penguin published its Dictionary of Moder...

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