DON T VOTE It Just Encourages the Bastards

Author: P.J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848879089
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Humor

Best-selling humorist P.J. O'Rourke is back with his latest political masterpiece, DON'T VOTE - It Just Encourages the Bastards. Using his signature wit and keen observational skills, O'Rourke reflects on his forty year career as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie youth to his current state of right-wing grouch maturity. Proclaiming his political stance as to the right of Rush Limbaugh, O'Rourke explores ideas ranging from why Americans love freedom and the founding fathers' unique perspective on the pursuit of happiness to the modern application of the Bill of Rights, an odd document of which Americans are inordinately proud, that guarantees their rights to Twitter, kvetch, and prevent the Pentagon from sending Marines to sleep on fold-out couches. Far from the typical high school textbook's survey of United States history, DON'T VOTE takes a hysterically sharp look at some of the most important issues Americans face today.

Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492970594
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Peace Kills

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802141986
Release Date: 2005-04
Genre: History

One of the nation's most controversial journalists and humorists offers another hard-hitting survey of the foibles of American foreign policy, recounting his experiences among consumers in Kuwait, in security obsessed airports around the globe, and in Kosovo, where "NATO tried to start World War III without hurting anyone." Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Parliament of Whores Open Mark

Author: P J O'Rourke
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0679741313
Release Date: 1992-01
Genre:

Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" ("The New York Times"), O'Rourke's savagely funny and national bestseller "Parliament of Whores" has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive Foreword by political writer Andrew Ferguson.

The Enemies List

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871136329
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

An acerbic blacklist of some of the most disliked people of the 1990s includes Sting, Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, and Ralph Nader

Republican Party Reptile

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871136220
Release Date: 1995-08
Genre: Humor

"I think our agenda is clear. We are opposed to: government spending, Kennedy kids, seat-belt laws, busing our children anywhere other than Yale, trailer courts near our vacation homes, all tiny Third World countries that don't have banking secrecy laws, aerobics, the UN, taxation without tax loopholes, and jewelry on men. We are in favor of: guns, drugs, fast cars, free love (if our wives don't find out), a sound dollar, and a strong military with spiffy uniforms. There are thousands of people in America who feel this way, especially after three or four drinks. If all of us would unite and work together, we could give this country. . . well, a real bad hangover." "To say that P. J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying the Rocky Mountains are scenic-accurate but insufficient. At his best he's downright exhilarating . . . Republican Party Reptile is as rambunctiously entertaining as a greased pig catching contest. If you can find a funnier writer than P. J. O'Rourke, buy him a brandy, but don't lend him the keys to your pickup." -- Chicago Tribune; "Republican Party Reptile is hilarious. I laughed so hard reading this book that my armchair needs reupholstering. P. J. O'Rourke has got to be the funniest writer going, and boy does he go. This is high-octane wit, S. J. Perelman on acid." -- Christopher Buckley.

Cujo

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641206154
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Fiction

Zweiter Roman des Castle-Rock-Zyklus Der Bernhardiner Cujo ist der Liebling von ganz Castle Rock. Eines Tages wird er von einer Fledermaus mit einem teuflischen Virus infiziert. Die Kleinstadtidylle verwandelt sich fortan in eine Hölle, die von einem mordgierigen Monster beherrscht wird ...

Skagboys

Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641112288
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Fiction

Die Vorgeschichte des Kult-Bestsellers »Trainspotting« Mark Renton sollte glücklich sein. Er ist jung, smart, hat eine hübsche Freundin und Spaß am Studium. Doch im Großbritannien der Achtziger ist kein Platz für ihn und seine Freunde. Man hat ihnen Arbeit, Bildung und Wohlstand versprochen, aber nun ist niemand da, um diese Versprechen auch einzulösen. Als Marks Familie auf tragische Weise zerbricht, gerät sein Leben außer Kontrolle. Dies ist die Geschichte der jugendlichen Außenseiter Mark Renton, Spud Murphy, Franco Begbie und Sick Boy. Eine Geschichte über Drogen, Armut und das Scheitern – aber auch über das Leben, die Freundschaft und vielleicht ein bisschen Liebe.

Parliament of Whores

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: O'Rourke, P. J.
ISBN: 0802139701
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Humor

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

What Kind of Democracy is This

Author: Matthew Flinders
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447337621
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Political Science

Has there ever been a period in modern history when democratic politics seemed more unpredictable or unruly? Matthew Flinders ranges expertly across architecture, art, fell running and fairy tales in an attempt to understand the emerging democratic landscape. This refreshing and stimulating book seeks to provoke and inform in equal measure.

On the Wealth of Nations

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0871139499
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant to modern readers. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.