O'Rourke is a glittering writer, light but punchy, wry and impassioned, witheringly witty one moment and rambunctiously sarcastic the next... This is a judicious, finely written book... consistently funny, with cracking asides and snarky interjections. If you're daunted by Wealth of Nations, O'Rourke's riff on it is the next best thing.Stuart Kelly
Scotland on Sunday
Pithy, forceful and deliberately anachronistic... A witty book.Andrew McKie
P J O'Rourke has done the hard work for you by taking the 900-page masterpiece and compressing its ideas into a little over 200 breezy pages... razor sharp.Alex Moffatt
Sophisticated and comprehensive.Allister Heath
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.
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
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.
P.J. 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 on The Baby Boom
Few journalists are as bold and iconoclastic as P.J. O'Rourke... Thoroughly entertaining.
Mail on Sunday on The Baby Boom
P.J. O'Rourke is what happens when America does Grumpy Old Men. Instead of sour-faced curmudgeons bleating that "politics is just a load of crap", you get a succession of amusing and incisive observations about why politics is a load of crap.
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