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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 por P. J. O'Rourke

Holidays in Hell (1989) 1,278 exemplares
Eat the Rich (1998) 1,122 exemplares
All the Trouble in the World (1994) 994 exemplares
Give War a Chance (1992) 905 exemplares
On the Wealth of Nations (2007) 739 exemplares
Republican Party Reptile (1987) 587 exemplares
The CEO of the Sofa (2001) 486 exemplares
Holidays in Heck (2011) 124 exemplares
None of My Business (2018) 57 exemplares
National Lampoon Sunday Newspaper Parody (1978) — Editor — 49 exemplares
National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (1974) — Editor — 45 exemplares
National Lampoon: Another Dirty Book (1979) — Editor — 21 exemplares
National Lampoon: A Dirty Book (1976) 13 exemplares
National Lampoon: Comics (1974) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Best of National Lampoon #8 (1978) 3 exemplares
Why I Am A Conservative (1996) 3 exemplares
Manual de malos modales (1990) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 345 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook: 39th Reunion Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! The Oddly Informative News Quiz (2002) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Weekly Standard: A Reader: 1995-2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Why I Am a Reagan Conservative (2005) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings (1996) — Introdução — 26 exemplares
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares

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The material is great, but huge swaths of the 2005 paperback reprint have been completely re-typeset and just look wrong.
 
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LazloNibble | 1 outra crítica | Feb 9, 2024 |
The author has studied Adam Smith's seminal work of the 18th century (1776), and interpreted it in modern terms so that the rest of us are spared that ordeal. The result is a light, quirky, humorous account of the main strands of the treatrise, which as is well known, rests on two principles, the division of labor and specialisation, and the 'hidden hand' of free market exchanges to maximise satisfaction.
 
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Dilip-Kumar | 17 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2023 |
Amusing bits, but not one of his best
 
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nordie | 5 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |
Most interesting for me were O'Rourks's writings about Adam Smith, about what Smith really said about morality and business. Smith would not have been a neo-liberal.
 
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mykl-s | 17 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |

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Obras
43
Also by
20
Membros
11,340
Popularidade
#2,070
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
170
ISBN
299
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
43

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