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Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the Worlds Worst Places and Asks, Whats Funny About Thi (ORourke, P. J.)

Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the Worlds Worst Places and Asks, Whats Funny About Thi (ORourke, P. J.) by P. J. ORourke 0802137016 9780802137012
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Now available from Grove Press, P. J. ORourkes classic, best-selling guided tour of the worlds most desolate, dangerous, and desperate places. Tired of making bad jokes and believing that the world outside seemed a much worse joke than anything I could conjure, P. J. ORourke traversed the globe on a fun-finding mission, investigating the way of life in the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast. The result is Holidays in Hell--a full-tilt, no-holds-barred romp through politics, culture, and ideology. P.J.s adventures include storming student protesters barricades with riot police in South Korea, interviewing Communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover dressed in Arab garb in the Gaza Strip. He also takes a look at Americas homegrown horrors as he braves the media frenzy surrounding the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Washington D.C., uncovers the mortifying banality behind the white-bread kitsch of Jerry Falwells Heritage USA, and survives the stultifying boredom of Harvards 350th anniversary celebration. Packed with P.J.s classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips, Holidays in Hell is one of the best-loved books by one of todays most celebrated humorists.

Author: P. J. ORourke

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication Date: 2000-06-01

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