About P.J. O’Rourke
- P.J. O’Rourke delivers a humorous, insightful look at current political, economic, and social landscapes–in America and abroad.
- He is the quintessential political satirist, poking good-natured fun at all sides of the political spectrum.
- Iconically dubbed “the modern day Will Rogers”; prolific best-selling author and columnist.
“P.J. O’Rourke is probably the most resilient comedy writer to come out of the early National Lampoon. He saw through the anarchists’ narcissism, and has been satirizing it for years in Rolling Stone and elsewhere. If anyone ‘changed comedy forever,’ it was O’Rourke.” —The New York Times
With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, P. J. O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist. Both TIME and The Wall Street Journal have labeled him “the funniest writer in America.” He is the best-selling author of 16 books, including Parliament of Whores, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Holidays in Heck, Eat the Rich, Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards and Thrown Under the Omnibus. O’Rourke’s latest book, How the Hell Did This Happen? will be released in March 2017.
O’Rourke now writes a weekly column at The Daily Beast titled Up To a Point…, offering his classic wit and insight on today’s current events—from politics to pop culture. He is also a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard and writes a regular column for Stansberry Research, an investment newsletter company.