Holidays in Heck

by: P J O'Rourke

Holidays in Heck
Author: P J O'Rourke

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 17 November 2011

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ISBN: 0802119859 ISBN 13: 9780802119858

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P.J. O'Rourke is one of today's most celebrated political humorists, and has been hailed as "the funniest writer in America" by both "Time" and The "Wall Street Journal." Two decades ago he published the classic travelogue "Holidays in Hell," in which he traversed the globe on a fun-finding mission to what were then some of the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast.
In "Holidays in Heck," P.J. embarks on supposedly more comfortable and allegedly less dangerous travels--often with family in tow--which mostly leave him wishing he were under artillery fire again. The essays take O'Rourke on a whirlwind of adventures, beginning at the National Mall in Washington, which he describes as having been designed with the same amazing "greatest generation" aesthetic sensibility that informed his parents' living room. We follow him as he takes his family on a ski vacation (to the Aspen of the Midwest--Ohio--where the highest point of elevation is the six-food ski instructor that his wife thinks is cute). And later he experiences a harrowing horseback ride across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
The result is a hilarious and often moving portrait of life in the fast lane--only this time as a husband and father.
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Publisher & Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

City: New York

Pages: 265

More info: height 231 mm width 164 mm weight 531 gr thickness 26 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC21) 814.54 Library of Congress Subject: Travel

Departments: Humour; Travel writing; Politics & government;

Record updated at: 21 August, 2014 time: 14:38


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