Holidays in Heck

Holidays in Heck

by P. J. O'Rourke
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Holidays in Heck by P. J. O'Rourke

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 point of elevation is the six-food ski instructor that his wife thinks is cute). And later he experiences a harrowing horseback ride across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

The result is a hilarious and often moving portrait of life in the fast lane - only this time as a husband and father.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802119858
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

P.J. O’Rourke is the author of 13 books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which were #1 New York Times best sellers. His most recent book is Don't Vote -- It Just Encourages the Bastards.

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Holidays in Heck 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy O'Rourke's writing; he has a much better sense of humor and self-deprecation than other well-known "conservatives."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello anyone in here????