Monday, November 03, 2008
Holidays in Hell by PJ O'Rourke this is a collection of his columns for Rolling Stone that appeared in the mid-80s. They deal with troublespots around the world including Beirut, Nicaragua, the Philippines South Korea, South Africa, Israel and somewhat off theme Heritage USA and Warsaw. Unlike O'Rourke's later stuff the humor is more in pointing out the absurdities as opposed to being mean. The Heritage USA section is a little on the mean side. I've read several other books by O'Rourke since this but this is still my favorite. Every couple years I reread it when I need something light.