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Author: Dan John Miller,P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN: 145583498X
Subcategory: Humor
Publisher Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (November 1, 2011)
Language English
Category: Humor
Rating: 4.2
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by Dan John Miller,P. J. O'Rourke


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P. J. O'Rourke is one of his generation's most celebrated political humorists, hailed as "the funniest writer in America" by both Time and The Wall Street Journal

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Dan John Miller’s dry voice and slightly acerbic, jocular delivery fit O’Rourke’s mildly cynical, deprecatory tone. Miller’s pacing is good, and his humorous timing solid. But the liberal salting of mispronounced words is distracting. And, while he designates women or children speaking by raising and lightening his tone, an acceptable tactic, in a long article about China, he has ALL the Chinese speak in a softened tone, which comes off as a cliché and stereotype somewhere between silly and offensive.

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Narrated by Dan John Miller . Holidays in Heck shows P. O'Rourke in top form-a little older, a little wiser, going to the bathroom a little more often, but just as darkly funny as he was in Holidays in Hell.

Holidays in Hell is a splendid read. O'Rourke takes on the role of tour guide with hilarious results. His most recent book is Holidays in Heck. Библиографические данные. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. After casually sight-seeing in war-torn Lebanon and being pepper-gassed in Korea, . checks out the night life in communist Poland and spends the Christmas holidays in El Salvador.

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P. J. O’Rourke is one of his generation’s most celebrated political humorists, hailed as “the funniest writer in America” by both Time and The Wall Street Journal. Twenty-three years ago, he published the classic travelogue Holidays in Hell, in which he trotted the globe as a “trouble tourist,” a chaos rubberneck, sight-seeing at wars, rebellions, riots, political crises, and other monuments of human folly. After the Iraq War ― “too old to keep being scared stiff and too stiff to keep sleeping on the ground” ― he retired from what foreign correspondents call “being a s**thole specialist.” But he couldn’t give up traveling to ridiculous places, often with his wife and three young children in tow. Usually he was left wishing he were under artillery fire again. O’Rourke’s journeys take him to locales both near (and nearly bizarre) and far (and far from normal). Having made a joke that Ski magazine takes seriously, he winds up on a family ski vacation ― to Ohio. The highest point of elevation is the six-foot ski instructor his wife thinks is cute. Convinced by an old friend and one too many drinks that “a horse trek is just backpacking on someone else’s back,” he finds himself (barely) in the saddle, crossing the mountains to a part of Kyrgyzstan so remote that the Kyrgyzs have never seen it. He visits Kabul for the food and conversation (excellent lamb chops and a droll after dinner story about the mullah and the cow). He even takes his kids to his erstwhile home away from home, the bar at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Holidays in Heck shows P. J. O’Rourke in top form ― a little older, a little wiser, going to the bathroom a little more often, but just as darkly funny as he was in Holidays in Hell. Here is a hilarious and often moving portrait of life in the fast lane, as he’s always lived it ― only this time with the backseat driver that marriage entails and three small hostages to fortune strapped into the booster seats.
Rasmus
Having his three children late in life ("I'm raising my own grandchildren") and his vast experience with travel to some major hell hole's as a correspondent, has given P.J a great perspective and appreciation of pleasant times and different sets of challenges with wrangling his delightful tots. He has nicknamed them Muffin, Poppet, and Buster and I hope these kids appreciate how lucky they are to have a father who can brilliantly document their adventures with such humor and insight- and I hope Mrs. O appreciates PJ as I have been in love with her husband and his writing since his National Lampoon days and I told him so at a CATO institute lecture in San Francisco back in 2001. (Don't worry Mrs O, he accepted it as a compliment then gave me the bums rush) Almost every sentence of this book contains a chuckle, a smirk or a grin and should be required reading for late life parents.
Rose Of Winds
O'Rourke bring his wit and ssarcasm to the general trend of having children later in life. The collection of almost 20 essays, spanning almost a decade, is a great demonstration of how one can grow up, without losing their sense of humor or perspective. There is much more to this book than the traditional, "don't make me stop this car...."
Mavivasa
I was extremely disappointed with this book. I expected at least some laughs once in a while but the stories couldn't even get a chuckle out of me. This is my first P.J O'Rourke book, so I can't compare it to his other writings, but some of the stories seemed to drag on without really making a point, and he injected more of his political opinion as the book progressed. The title for the most part did not reflect the contents of the book. The few times he talked about vacationing with his family, it was just that - a family vacation, but nothing dramatic happened that would conclude that it was a ' holiday in heck'. The closest story that matched the title was his adventure on horseback, but a hunt in England, his travels through China, and the rest of the stories were just that... a regurgitation of his experience with added political overtones - not dramatic, funny, or exciting...just bland.
Ckelond
It was a mildly interesting book, but too repetitive and not enough "ADVENTURE" narrative -the stories are bland and the characters are one dimensional.
It seems the narrative has been watered down to avoid offending the people involved and (some of ) the readers.
I was in the merchant navy for eight years and it seems tha this style of leadership was to distance himself from the real work and events on the ships he was on.
Sorry if not everyone likes this review.
Уou ll never walk alone
The always brilliant O'Rourke only goes over the top in the Galapagos. Very entertaining, and a caution for having children in your fifties.
Fenritaur
If you liked PJ's war journalist books, i.e., Holidays in Hell, you should be pleased with this (slightly) closer-to-home version. Thoughtful and well-turned description, and lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Such a treat!
Braned
Well-written and as always hitting the nail on the head, I really enjoyed this book. To me, it was just one notch below my 5-star favorites: "Holidays in Hell", "Give War a Chance", "All the Trouble in the World" and "Eat the Rich", so I gave it only four stars -
a highly recommended tome from the greatest political humorist of the past three decades.

Thank you, Mr. O'Rourke!

T. Forsyth
Japan
a good and interesting read as always from PJ/ he has gotten older and perhaps wiser over the decades / I still enjoy his take on the world around us / keep up the good work PJ