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Author: P J O'Rourke
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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'"--Flyleaf.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J O'Rourke
ISBN: 9780802123664 080212366X 9781611856170 1611856175 0802125670 9780802125675
OCLC Number: 910569039
Notes: Anthology of humorous essays selected and introduced by the author himself.
Originally published in various collections, 1983-2014.
Description: xv, 844 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Modern manners (1983, revised edition 1989). What are manners? ; The fundamentals of contemporary courtesy ; Important people --
The bachelor home companion (1987, revised edition 1993). We are all bachelors now ; How I became a bachelor housewife ; Bachelor entertaining --
Republican party reptile (1987). Myths made modern ; Ship of fools ; How to drive fast on drugs while getting your wing-wang squeezed and not spill your drink ; A cool and logical analysis of the bicycle menace ; The king of Sandusky, Ohio --
Holidays in hell (1988). A ramble through Lebanon ; Among the Euro-weenies ; At sea with the America's cup ; Seoul brothers ; The holyland, God's monkey house ; Third world driving hints and tips --
Parliament of whores (1991). Preface ; The mystery of government ; The winners go to Washington, D.C. ; Agricultural policy ; At home in the parliament of whores --
Give war a chance (1992). The death of communism ; Return of the death of communism ; Dispatches from the Gulf War --
All the trouble in the world (1994). Multiculturalism ; Famine ; Environment ; Plague --
Age and guile beat youth, innocence, and a bad haircut (1995). A few thoughts on humor and humorists ; The Welsh national combined mud wrestling and spelling bee championship ; Fly-fishing ; Bird hunting ; Deep-sea fishing ; Golf --
Eat the rich (1998). Love, death, and money ; Bad capitalism ; Bad socialism ; From beatnik to business major ; How to make nothing from everything ; How to make everything from nothing ; Eat the rich --
The CEO of the sofa (2001). "It's a person!" ; Kid pro quo ; What you learn from having kids ; Summer ; 35th anniversary of Elaine's restaurant ; Venice vs. Vegas ; Blind (drunk) wine tasting ; The memoir ; Excuses for Republicans ; Unpublished introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas --
Peace kills (2004). Why Americans hate foreign policy ; Kosovo ; Israel ; 9/11 diary ; Kuwait and Iraq --
On the wealth of nations (2007). An inquiry into An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations ; The Wealth of Nations, book 1 ; The Wealth of Nations, book 2 --
Driving like crazy (2009). Sgt. Dynaflo's last patrol ; A better land than this ; Reincarnation ; Big love --
Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards (2010). Politics makes us free, and we're worth it ; A digression on happiness ; The purgatory of freedom and the hell of politics ; Taxes ; More taxes ; Why I'm right --
Holidays in heck (2011). Introduction ; Republicans evolving ; A horse of a different color ; A journey to ... let's not go there ; The seventy-two-hour Afghan expert --
The baby boom (2014). Prologue ; In the doldrums of fun ; The prelude ; Ripeness is all ; Big damn messy bundle of joy.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: P.J. O'Rourke.

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