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P.J. Orourke by TheNewImprovedBookWorm on 25 April 2004 3:53pm
 
Please can anybody tell me if they have heard of the travel writer called P.J.Orourke,im reading a lot about him.Is he any good...thanks for all your help...David.
 
Re: P.J. Orourke by perry_riposte on 29 April 2004 4:06am
 
P.J. O'Rourke is a very funny (but very right-wing) writer; frequently contributes to The Atlantic. Any travel writing would be incidental to his political agenda. He used to be on staff at National Lampoon.

My politics go in a very different direction, but he's a sharp and talented guy, well worth a read. You might start with "Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut" -- a title that I can identify with...
 
Re: P.J. Orourke by George on 29 April 2004 7:34pm
 
I love P.J. O'Rourke. To me, no one can skewer political false fronts and pseudo-intellectuals better than him. Sure, Al Gore and the Clintons are big targets, but let's not forget how the National Lampoon treated Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. No mercy, no quarter. Must reads: "Parliament of Whores" and his review of Hillary Clinton's "Living History".
 
Re: P.J. Orourke by TheNewImprovedBookWorm on 2 May 2004 7:15pm
 
thanks everyone i will check out his books
 



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