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Republican Party Reptile

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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.

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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
He is funny. As with Evelyn Waugh, I can see why he makes me laugh, but I can't see why he makes me laugh so much
The Times
Extremely literate, funny, irreverent and refreshingly unpatriotic . . . these essays are a delight
Daily Telegraph