Thrown Under the Omnibus

Thrown Under the Omnibus

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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 tells it, "I began to write for pay in the spring of 1970. To tell the truth I didn't even mean 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 80s and 90s, and his brilliant, inimitable political journalism and analysis, P.J. has been entertaining and provoking readers with high octane prose, a gonzo Republican attitude and a rare ability to make you laugh out loud. Chris Buckley once described his work as "S.J. Perlman on acid" and when Penguin first published its Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations PJ had more entries than any living writer.

For the first time Thrown Under the Omnibus brings together his funniest, most outrageous, most controversial and most loved pieces in the definitive P.J. reader. Handpicked and introduced by the humorist himself, Thrown Under the Omnibus is the essential P.J. O'Rourke anthology.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802123664
080212366X
Characteristics: xv, 844 pages ; 24 cm

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Dec 30, 2017

Not really taken with his writing style. Supposedly a humorist, but he comes across as trying too hard to be funny. Hard to recommend if you're looking for interesting writing.

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