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P. J. O'Rourke was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 14, 1947. He received a B. A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a M.A. in English from Johns Hopkins University. He worked for the magazine National Lampoon, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. He received a writing credit for National Lampoon's Lemmings which helped launch the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase. In 1981, he left the magazine to write screenplays including Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money. He contributes regularly to several magazines including Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The American Spectator, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Weekly Standard, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of 20 books including Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, All the Troubles in the World, Don't Vote! - It Just Encourages the Bastards, and How It Got That Way (And It Wasn't My Fault) (And I'll Never Do It Again). (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government
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Holidays in Hell 1,222 copies, 13 reviews
Eat the Rich 1,071 copies, 16 reviews
All the Trouble in the World 955 copies, 11 reviews
Give War a Chance 871 copies, 10 reviews
On the Wealth of Nations 704 copies, 16 reviews
Republican Party Reptile 556 copies, 3 reviews
The CEO of the Sofa 462 copies, 6 reviews
Holidays in Heck 105 copies, 7 reviews
None of My Business 47 copies, 2 reviews
National Lampoon Sunday Newspaper Parody (Editor) 47 copies, 1 review
Another Dirty Book (Editor) 19 copies
National Lampoon Comics (Editor) 9 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (Contributor) 331 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Contributor) 198 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (Contributor) 181 copies
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (Contributor) 174 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Science Writing 2012 (Contributor) 81 copies, 3 reviews
Why I Am a Reagan Conservative (Contributor) 38 copies
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