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About the Author

P. J. O'Rourke was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 14, 1947. He received a B. A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a M.A. in English from Johns Hopkins University. He worked for the magazine National Lampoon, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. He received a writing credit for National mostrar mais Lampoon's Lemmings which helped launch the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase. In 1981, he left the magazine to write screenplays including Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money. He contributes regularly to several magazines including Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The American Spectator, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Weekly Standard, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of 20 books including Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, All the Troubles in the World, Don't Vote! - It Just Encourages the Bastards, and How It Got That Way (And It Wasn't My Fault) (And I'll Never Do It Again). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de P. J. O'Rourke

Holidays in Hell (1989) 1,278 cópias
Eat the Rich (1998) 1,122 cópias
All the Trouble in the World (1994) 994 cópias
Give War a Chance (1992) 905 cópias
On the Wealth of Nations (2007) 739 cópias
Republican Party Reptile (1987) 587 cópias
The CEO of the Sofa (2001) 486 cópias
Holidays in Heck (2011) 124 cópias
None of My Business (2018) 57 cópias
National Lampoon Sunday Newspaper Parody (1978) — Editor — 49 cópias
National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (1974) — Editor — 45 cópias
National Lampoon: Another Dirty Book (1979) — Editor — 21 cópias
National Lampoon: Comics (1974) — Editor — 13 cópias
Why I Am A Conservative (1996) 3 cópias
Manual de malos modales (1990) 2 cópias
The New Enemies List 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 345 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! The Oddly Informative News Quiz (2002) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Weekly Standard: A Reader: 1995-2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Why I Am a Reagan Conservative (2005) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings (1996) — Introdução — 26 cópias
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Insightful and ironic journey on economics. The author travels to many countries in order to see by himself why some countries are rich and some are poor. The book was written before China big growth and the recent wars in the old Yugoslavia region. Many comments are attached to the reality of that time, however the overall analysis is still valid, and several insights at that time were almost prophecies. Reading the book now demands more of the reader that should know world history of 1990's and also some personalities, companies, products and trends of that time. I recommend as a good entertainment and also as a way to get a better understanding of the recent world history.… (mais)
georgeslacombe | outras 15 resenhas | Feb 24, 2014 |



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