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Cry from the Far Middle

Nonfiction: Humor
Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/15/2020

Cry from the Far Middle

Dispatches from a Divided Land

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696602266


In a time of chaos, the #1 New York Times bestselling political humorist asks his fellow Americans to take it down a notch.

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In a time of chaos, the #1 New York Times bestselling political humorist asks his fellow Americans to take it down a notch.

Is there an upside to being woke (and unable to get back to sleep)? If we license dentists, why don't we license politicians? Is your juicer sending fake news to your FitBit about what's in your refrigerator?

The legendary P. J. O'Rourke addresses these questions and more in this hilarious new collection of essays about our nation's propensity for anger and perplexity, which includes such gems as "An Inaugural Address I'd Like to Hear" (Ask not what your country can do for you, ask how I can get the hell out of here) and "Sympathy vs. Empathy," which contemplates whether it's better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads. Also included is a handy quiz to find out where you stand on the Coastals vs. Heartlanders spectrum. From the author of Parliament of Whores, None of My Business, and other modern classics, this is a smart look at the current state of these United States, and a plea to everyone to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy a few good laughs.


“[P. J. O'Rourke] occupies a rare place among the laughing class: He has somehow avoided the orifice obsession that captivates many of its members; he identifies as Republican; and he is no mere thumb-sucker, having visited more than 40 countries to report on wars, regime changes, economic revolutions and the experience of drinking cocktails garnished with the poison sacs of cobras.”―Wall Street Journal

“Outspoken conservatives have long been a minority in comedy, particularly in the mainstream media, which provided an opportunity for P.J. O'Rourke, who for decades cornered the market for prominent right-wing humorists ... If his wry essays have a mission statement ... it's this: Starchy Republicanism is really, really fun.”―New York Times Book Review

Author Bio

P. J. O'Rourke has written nineteen books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, which both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me and a contributing writer for the Washington Post editorial page.