The CEO of the Sofa by P. J. O'Rourke

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New York Times best-selling author P. J. O'Rourke lobbed one-liners on the battlefields of the Gulf War, traded quips with communist rebels in the jungles of the Philippines, and went undercover at the Dome of the Rock Mosque as P.J. of Arabia. Now, in his most challenging adventure, he journeys to the heart of that truly harrowing place -- his living room. The CEO of the Sofa follows America's preeminent political humorist through a year on the domestic front as he covers stories (and visits watering holes) close to home. He waxes cynical over the election of Hillary Clinton. He waxes nostalgic over learning to drive. He waxes poetic as he adds happy endings for liberals to famous tragedies. Now if he would just wax the kitchen floor. And P.J. does still get off the couch and embark on exotic adventures -- to the magical land of India, to the U.N. Millennial Summit, to a blind (drunk) wine tasting with Christopher Buckley, and, most exotical of all, to a Motel 6 where he has twenty-eight channels and a bathroom to himself. In The CEO of the Sofa, P.J. tackles everything and the kitchen sink, fighting evil, injustice, and absurdity with the gloves off and the oven mitts on. "An entertaining and engaging read." -- Dick Lispey, Associated Press "O'Rourke swings cheerfully into action ... nothing has softened [his] wicked sense of fun." -- Allen D. Boyer, The New York Times Book Review "His fans will love it. Democrats will grit their teeth and laugh to ease the pain." -- Chicago Sun-Times

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. 290 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Cooking. Non-fiction

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The book ranges far, and isn't concerned with connecting O'Rourke's thoughts into any kind of unified ideology, beyond his general wish that people would smarten up, abandon pretension, and leave him alone.

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