Driving Like Crazy : Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending by P.J. O’Rourke


‘America’s greatest prose comedian’ — Anthony Quinn, Sunday TimesGrowing up as the son of a car dealer in Ohio, P. J. O’Rourke, ‘the funniest writer in America’, has always been crazy about cars.

Driving Like Crazy revels in his love for all things vehicular. Jump in and buckle-up. P.

J. O’Rourke delivers his rapid-fire wit from the driver’s seat of Buicks, Land Rovers, Harley-Davidsons and at least one Soviet army surplus truck. Driving Like Crazy is a hilarious collection of fender-bending pieces that career along at O’Rourke’s full-throttle, breakneck Gonzo best…

Praise for Driving Like Crazy: ‘A rollicking ride through three decades of O’Rourke’s car journalism, combining classic articles and new material with his trademark merciless skewering of liberal niceties and political correctness at every turn.’ Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph ‘P. J. O’Rourke’s homage to the highway is an exhilarating and hilarious ride…

Nobody can argue with the fantastic forward rush of O’Rourke’s prose… it’s why you’re glad you went along for the ride.’ Giles Smith, The Times ‘O’Rourke is America’s funniest writer, having stolen the flag of Gonzo from Hunter S. Thompson…

The pieces make great travel writing – stripped-down, yet evocative. O’Rourke fans will find plenty to enjoy in Driving Like Crazy.’ Stephen Price, Sunday Business Post ‘Whatever the topic, P J O’Rourke is equal parts hilarity and extremity.’ Daily Telegraph

Paperback / softback 288 pages
Atlantic Books
Atlantic Books
1 May 2010
Motor cars: general interest, Humour
General (US: Trade)
195 x 134 x 23 (mm)
Pub. Country:
United Kingdom
For sale in:
All countries


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