Republican Party Reptile

3.84 based on 745 ratings & 29 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 03.11.2016
ISBN: 9781509821556
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

In the twenty-one pieces collected in this book, P.J. O'Rourke visits the Lebanese civil war and the Marcos election campaign, sees Russia through the bottom of a vodka bottle and examines sundry aspects of Western civilization, such as the great bicycle menace, the history of the last fifteen minutes and 'How to drive fast on drugs while getting your wing-wang squeezed and not spill your drink.'

Originally published in 1987, Republican Party Reptile is the first collection from one of America's most celebrated humorists. Mean, outrageous and always wildly funny, P. J. O'Rourke is a writer and journalist of extraordinary skill.

In the media

The funniest wind-up artist to emerge from America since Hunter S. Thompson
Time Out
Extremely literate, funny, irreverent and refreshingly unpatriotic . . . these essays are a delight
Daily Telegraph
This boozy hymn to home - to America - is funny because it is resonantly true . . . For conservatives and liberals, or for anyone bent double under the weight of political earnestness, Republican Party Reptile is a wonderful bonus indeed
Wall Street Journal