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The Baby Boom : How it Got That Way (And it Wasn't My Fault) (And I'll Never Do it Again) - P. J. O'Rourke

The Baby Boom

How it Got That Way (And it Wasn't My Fault) (And I'll Never Do it Again)

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A hilarious look at the aging baby boomer generation from the author the Spectator labelled 'what happens when America does Grumpy Old Men'.

The Baby Boom - over-sized, overwrought, overbearing, and all over the place, from Donovan to Obama. The generation that said with a straight face, 'We are the world.'

What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? Ask the generation responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall and their knickers. Who put their faith in the Kyoto Accord and disco. Who dropped out of the capitalist system and popped back again in time to cause a global financial crisis.

How did the Baby Boom become what it is and who let them get away with it?

About the Author

P.J. O'Rourke is the author of sixteen books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which were number-one New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book is Holidays in Heck.

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    P.J. O'Rourke's Baby Boom may just be his best book ever. Teems with heart and humor -- much of it laugh out loud, or as the post-boomers would say, LOL -- as well as with his trademark brilliant social commentary. A terrific American memoir, in tone a beguiling mix of Jean Shepherd and "Animal House." In fact, I'm going to revise my prior statement and say flat-out that this is O'Rourke's best book ever, which is a saying a lot. Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You For Smoking PJ O'Rourke is the rarest of breeds; a veteran rightwinger who is both funny and clever but not bitter at all... It's very funny, utterly thought-provoking...O'Rourke emerges as a hero for admitting what few of his generation dare to. The Times Few journalists are as bold and iconoclastic as PJ O'Rourke... Thoroughly entertaining. Mail on Sunday Like all the best memoirs, it stirs suppressed memories in the reader...This man writes like a dream Spectator Simultaneously hilarious and brainy Chicago Tribune P.J. O'Rourke is a reformed baby boomer. In his latest offering, he turns his satirical wit on his own generation. His observations and analysis are, by turns, insightful and hilarious. The Washington Times There is a booming quality to O'Rourke and his work. Loud eruptions of irreverent laughter. Weekend Australian

    ISBN: 9781611855739
    ISBN-10: 161185573X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 1st March 2014
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.39
    Edition Number: 1