Baby Boom, The

Genre: Humor

Baby Boom, TheHow It Got That Way... And It Wasn't My Fault... And I'll Never Do It Again

P. J. O’Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s “underground” newspapers, became editor in chief of National Lampoon, then spent twenty years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world’s only trouble-spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other “Holidays in Hell” in more than forty countries.Now O’Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his gimlet eye and jackknife wit on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very ordinary—if sometimes uproarious—experiences as a key to his extraordinary age cohort. He writes about the way the postwar generation somehow came of age by never growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way…And It Wasn’t My Fault…And I’ll Never Do It Again is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand the generation’s messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.

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Run time: 10 hours
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P. J. O'Rourke

P. J. O’Rourke has written sixteen books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. His book about Washington, Parliament of Whores, and his book about international conflict and crisis, Give War a Chance, both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, H. L. Mencken fellow at the Cato Institute, and a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me. He lives with his family in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get.
P. J. O'Rourke
Dick Hill

Dick Hill has been named a Golden Voice and a Voice of the Century by AudioFile magazine. He has received three Audie Awards, the audiobook industry's top award.

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