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The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig

by P. J. O'Rourke

"I always wanted to be a bachelor when I grew up. My friends may have had fantasies about raking the yard, seeing their loved ones in pin curlers and cleaning the garage on Sundays, but not me. I saw myself at thirty-eight lounging around a penthouse in a brocade smoking jacket. Vivaldi would be playing on the stereo. I'd sip brandy from a snifter the size of a fish tank and leaf through an address book full of R-rated phone numbers. ..." Always with tongue firmly in cheek, the author points out the trouble, for bachelors, with laundromats, cooking, shopping and everything else that goes along with managing a house. "Bachelor cooking is a matter of attitude. If you think of it as setting fire to things and making a mess, it's fun. It's not so much fun if you think of it as dinner. Fortunately, baloney, cheeseburgers, beer, and potato-chip dip provide all the daily nutrients bachelors are known to require. I mean, I hope they do."

The CEO of the Sofa

by P. J. O'Rourke

Political commentary told from a republican perspective. Puts a humorous spin on a variety of topics such as political parties, the UN, raising children, whine tasting, the stock market, driver education, Hillary Clinton, corporate management, foreign travel, and more.

Eat the Rich

by P. J. O'Rourke

A humorous treatise on economics, a world tour from the 'good capitalism' of Wall Street to the 'bad capitalism' of Cuba, in search of an answer to the age-old question: Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?

Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice and Alcohol-Free Beer

by P. J. O'Rourke

The author dismantles victims ranging from backpack liberals to Lee Iacocca and surveys the collapse of communism, celebrity, and liberalism.

Holidays in Hell

by P. J. O'Rourke

The author travels to hellholes around the globe, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time.

On the Wealth of Nations

by P. J. O'Rourke

As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' "Books That Changed the World" series, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes-including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries," which, "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu." Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such current hot-topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.

Peace Kills

by P. J. O'Rourke

Sardonic commentary on international relations especially regarding the Middle-East post-9/11.

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