Parliament of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke
A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke, P. J.)

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson -- showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." -- The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." -- The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." -- Chicago Tribune

About P. J. O'Rourke

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P. J. O'Rourke is the best-selling author of nine previous books, including Eat the Rich, Parliament of Whores, and All the Trouble in the World. He writes for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 268 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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