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Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut | [P.J. O'Rourke]

Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut

P.J. O'Rourke traces his development from hippie protester to conservative grouch to jaded humorist. Along the way, we are privy to his strange, twisted days as editor in chief of National Lampoon, as well as the in-depth looks at appropriate sports for middle-aged Republicans, namely those which can be engaged in with a smuggled Havana between the teeth - fly-fishing, bird hunting, deep-sea fishing, and of course, golf. Plus, you'll hear O'Rourke's take on the Virtues of Automobiles - because what good was oil doing sitting in the ground for millions of years? - and many other hilarious rants in this off-the-wall collection by America's premier political humorist.
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P.J. O'Rourke traces his development from hippie protester to conservative grouch to jaded humorist. Along the way, we are privy to his strange, twisted days as editor in chief of National Lampoon, as well as the in-depth looks at appropriate sports for middle-aged Republicans, namely those which can be engaged in with a smuggled Havana between the teeth - fly-fishing, bird hunting, deep-sea fishing, and of course, golf. Plus, you'll hear O'Rourke's take on the Virtues of Automobiles - because what good was oil doing sitting in the ground for millions of years? - and many other hilarious rants in this off-the-wall collection by America's premier political humorist.

©1995 by P.J. O'Rourke; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Gianluca prahaCzech Republic 08-06-09
    Gianluca prahaCzech Republic 08-06-09 Member Since 2007
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    "usual great PJ, but PATHETIC sound quality"

    As a PJ admirer, I read this collection of old articles plus witty funny author's notes, years ago. The audiobook version is just PATHETIC, I am asking for a refund: the audio quality is so bad is it unbearable, impossible to listen. It is obviously a cassette tape remastered, and a bad job at it, anyway. First time I got screwed by Audible, after hundred of great books.

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    Sheryl AucklandNew Zealand 07-05-03
    Sheryl AucklandNew Zealand 07-05-03

    A New Zealander with a wide range of tastes in books. Very fond of humour and now learning things (such as astronomy and physics) that I found boring in school over 30 years ago. Seriously keen on classic mysteries, especially locked room mysteries (you know, the ones you can't get anymore).

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    "great and not so great"

    This one is not PJ at his best overall (and I am a confirmed fan). The earlier stuff is dated but the fishing and hunting are hilarious. Definitely worth a listen, though

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    Mark Sagamore Hi;s, OHI, United States 01-11-09
    Mark Sagamore Hi;s, OHI, United States 01-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Good content, poor audio quality"

    As a long-time fan, I was happy to see more titles form PJ, and while I enjoyed the content (yes, the hunting, fishing and automotive pieces are gems), the whole experience was marred a bit by the poor audio recording.

    MORE PJ!

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    Manie Florida, USA 03-31-07
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    "Superb!"

    Congratulations Audible! This 6 hour audio of P J o'Rourke's satire is excellent. It is extremely funny, sometimes even sad and educational. I feel enriched by this download and already listened to it twice while driving.

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    Robert Hong KongHong Kong 06-03-10
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    "Age and Guile Beat Youth"

    audio quality poor. "s' is slurred

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    "Excellent. He is the original Hunter S Thompson."

    This is very witty and entertaining, silly and all the great things that this writer is. Wild out spoken, politically all over the place, just great.

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    This is his worst book by far.

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