Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, "what's Funny about Thi

P. J. O'Rourke (Author)
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Description

Holidays in Hell follows P. J. O'Rourke on a global fun-finding mission to the most desperate places on the planet, from the bombed-out streets of Beirut to the stultifying blandness of Heritage USA. P.J.'s unforgettable adventures abroad include storming student protesters' barricades in South Korea, interviewing Communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover in Arab garb at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock Mosque.

Packed with P.J.'s classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips, Holidays in Hell is one of the best-loved books by one of today's most celebrated humorists -- a full-tilt, no-holds-barred romp through politics, culture, and ideology.

"This is funny, outrageous, perceptive stuff, written with brio." --The Washington Post Book World

"O'Rourke. . . seems to have teethed on brass knuckles and suckled on bile. He is also one of the funniest writers in America, or wherever else he may go to satisfy his desperate need to extract humor from folly and chaos." --Time

"To say that P. J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying that the Rocky Mountains are scenic -- accurate but insufficient. At best he's downright exhilarating." -- Chicago Tribune

Product Details

Price
$12.00  $11.04
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
June 01, 2000
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802137012

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About the Author

P. J. O'Rourke has written nineteen books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, which both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me and a contributing writer for the Washington Post editorial page.