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By P. J. O'Rourke

ISBN-10: 0788712918

ISBN-13: 9780788712913

ISBN-10: 0871136538

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Readers might be stunned to find that America's so much provocative (and conservative) satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, used to be at one time a raving pinko, with scars on his previously bleeding center to end up it. In Age and Guile Beat formative years, Innocence, and a nasty Haircut, O'Rourke chronicles the outstanding trajectory that took him from the lighthearted enjoyable of the innovative barricades to the intense enterprise of the 19th gap. How did the O'Rourke of 1970, who summarized the area of "grown-ups" as "materialism, sexual hang-ups, the Republican occasion, uncomfortable outfits, engagement jewelry, vehicle injuries, Pat Boone, festival, patriotism, dishonest, mendacity, ranch homes, and television" become in desire of all of these issues? What explanations a beatnik-hippie sort, cozy dozing on soiled mattresses in pot-addled communes - as P. J. did whilst he was once a author for various "underground" papers-to metamorphosize right into a right-wing middle-aged grouch? right here, P. J. indicates how his Socialist idealism and avant-garde aesthetic trends have been cured and the way he received a fit and commendable curiosity in nationwide protection, the balanced finances, Porsches, and Cohiba cigars. P. J. O'Rourke's message is that there is wish for all these being affected by acute Bohemianism, or as he places it, "Pull your pants up, flip your hat round, and get a job." "From the fictionalized money owed of his occupation as a hard-drinking hippie to the Benchley-in-the-age-of-macho lampoon of fly fishing, Mr. O'Rourke indicates an incorrigible comedian reward and one eye on aspect that retains the wild stuff grounded." - the hot York instances publication Review

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