The Baby Boom

P.J. O'Rourke

RRP: £9.99

7 May 2015

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611855586

RRP: £16.99

1 May 2014

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611856118

RRP: £8.99

7 January 2014

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611859799

The Baby Boom – over-sized, overwrought, overbearing, and all over the place, from Donovan to Obama. The generation that said with a straight face, ‘We are the world.’

What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? Ask the generation responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall and their knickers. Who put their faith in the Kyoto Accord and disco. Who dropped out of the capitalist system and popped back again in time to cause a global financial crisis.

How did the Baby Boom become what it is and who let them get away with it?


P.J. O'Rourke's Baby Boom may just be his best book ever. Teems with heart and humor - much of it laugh out loud, or as the post-boomers would say, LOL - as well as with his trademark brilliant social commentary. A terrific American memoir, in tone a beguiling mix of Jean Shepherd and "Animal House." In fact, I'm going to revise my prior statement and say flat-out that this is O'Rourke's best book ever, which is a saying a lot.
Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You For Smoking

PJ O'Rourke is the rarest of breeds; a veteran rightwinger who is both funny and clever but not bitter at all... It's very funny, utterly thought-provoking...O'Rourke emerges as a hero for admitting what few of his generation dare to.
The Times

Few journalists are as bold and iconoclastic as PJ O'Rourke... Thoroughly entertaining.
Mail on Sunday

Like all the best memoirs, it stirs suppressed memories in the reader...This man writes like a dream

Simultaneously hilarious and brainy
Chicago Tribune

P.J. O'Rourke is a reformed baby boomer. In his latest offering, he turns his satirical wit on his own generation. His observations and analysis are, by turns, insightful and hilarious.
The Washington Times

There is a booming quality to O'Rourke and his work. Loud eruptions of irreverent laughter.
Weekend Australian