In the twenty-one pieces collected in this book, P.J. ORourke visits the Lebanese civil war and the Marcos election campaign, sees Russia through the bottom of a vodka bottle and examines sundry aspects of Western civilization, such as the great bicycle menace, the history of the last fifteen minutes and How to drive fast on drugs while getting your wing-wang squeezed and not spill your drink This boozy hymn to home to America is funny because it is resonantly true . . . For conservatives and liberals, or for anyone bent double under the weight of political earnestness, Republican Party Reptile is a wonderful bonus indeed Wall Street Journal He is funny. As with Evelyn Waugh, I can see why he makes me laugh, but I cant see why he makes me laugh so much Chris Peachment, The Times The funniest wind-up artist to emerge from America since Hunter S. Thompson Time Out P.J. ORourke has to be the funniest writer going, and boy does he go. This is high-octane wit, S. J. Perelman on acid Christopher Buckley Extremely literate, funny, irreverent and refreshingly unpatriotic . . . these essays are a delight Daily Telegraph The funniest American writer I have read since Thurber Tom Sharpe
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