The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...And It Wasn't My Fault...And I'll Never Do It Again (Paperback)P. J. O'Rourke (author)
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A hilarious look at the aging baby boomer generation from the author the Spectator labelled 'what happens when America does Grumpy Old Men'.
The Baby Boom - over-sized, overwrought, overbearing, and all over the place, from Donovan to Obama. The generation that said with a straight face, 'We are the world.'
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? Ask the generation responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall and their knickers. Who put their faith in the Kyoto Accord and disco. Who dropped out of the capitalist system and popped back again in time to cause a global financial crisis.
How did the Baby Boom become what it is and who let them get away with it?
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
PJ O'Rourke is the rarest of breeds; a veteran rightwinger who is both funny and clever but not bitter at all... It's very funny, utterly thought-provoking...O'Rourke emerges as a hero for admitting what few of his generation dare to. * The Times *
Few journalists are as bold and iconoclastic as PJ O'Rourke... Thoroughly entertaining. * Mail on Sunday *
Like all the best memoirs, it stirs suppressed memories in the reader...This man writes like a dream * Spectator *
Simultaneously hilarious and brainy * Chicago Tribune *
P.J. O'Rourke is a reformed baby boomer. In his latest offering, he turns his satirical wit on his own generation. His observations and analysis are, by turns, insightful and hilarious. * The Washington Times *
There is a booming quality to O'Rourke and his work. Loud eruptions of irreverent laughter. * Weekend Australian *
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