Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence and a Bad Haircut

P. J. O'Rourke

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05 January 2012
368 pages

P.J. O’Rourke celebrates his first twenty-five years of journalism with ‘a quarter of a century of previously uncollected fulminations, diatribes, philippics, animadversions, bullyrags, readings of the riot act, middle-finger flag-downs, scoffings, slander, calumnies and licks of the rough side of the tongue’. ‘This career-spanning anthology condenses one of the most provocative and entertaining careers in twentieth-century journalism . . . P.J. O’Rourke remains the funniest man in print. This book confirms that he has been much longer than we thought’ Ikon ‘P.J. O’Rourke is routinely billed as “American’s premier political humorist” and, for once, it is a claim that is difficult to dispute . . . few other humorists rival O’Rourke for simple comic density’ Guardian ‘It is not fanciful to think of him as the heir to Swift and Orwell . . . journalism as relentlessly funny as it is deceptively shrewd’ Melody MakerAge and Guile contains enough firecracker wit to uphold his reputation as America’s greatest prose comedian’ Financial Times ‘O’Rourke remains the wittiest member of the herd’ Daily Telegraph