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 "e;National Lampoon,"e; through his classic reporting as "e;Rolling Stone s"e; 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 "e;Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations"e; PJ had more entries than any living writer.
For the first time "e;Thrown Under the Omnibus"e; 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, "e;Thrown Under the Omnibus"e; is the essential P.J. O Rourke anthology.
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