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Holidays in heck [electronic resource]. P. J O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, P. J. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780802195111 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: P.J. O'Rourke is one of today's most celebrated political humorists, and has been hailed as "the funniest writer in America" by both Time and The Wall Street Journal. Two decades ago he published the classic travelogue Holidays in Hell, in which he traversed the globe on a fun-finding mission to what were then some of the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast.In Holidays in Heck, P.J. embarks on supposedly more comfortable and allegedly less dangerous travels--often with family in tow--which mostly leave him wishing he were under artillery fire again. The essays take O'Rourke on a whirlwind of adventures, beginning at the National Mall in Washington, which he describes as having been designed with the same amazing "greatest generation" aesthetic sensibility that informed his parents' living room. We follow him as he takes his family on a ski vacation (to the Aspen of the Midwest--Ohio--where the highest...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 492 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Essays.
Humor (Nonfiction).
Genre: Electronic books.

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