The CEO of the Sofa

The CEO of the Sofa

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New York Times best-selling author P. J. O'Rourke lobbed one-liners on the battlefields of the Gulf War, traded quips with communist rebels in the jungles of the Philippines, and went undercover at the Dome of the Rock Mosque as P.J. of Arabia. Now, in his most challenging adventure, he journeys to the heart of that truly harrowing place -- his living room. The CEO of the Sofa follows America's preeminent political humorist through a year on the domestic front as he covers stories (and visits watering holes) close to home. He waxes cynical over the election of Hillary Clinton. He waxes nostalgic over learning to drive. He waxes poetic as he adds happy endings for liberals to famous tragedies. Now if he would just wax the kitchen floor. And P.J. does still get off the couch and embark on exotic adventures -- to the magical land of India, to the U.N. Millennial Summit, to a blind (drunk) wine tasting with Christopher Buckley, and, most exotical of all, to a Motel 6 where he has twenty-eight channels and a bathroom to himself. In The CEO of the Sofa, P.J. tackles everything and the kitchen sink, fighting evil, injustice, and absurdity with the gloves off and the oven mitts on. qAn entertaining and engaging read.q -- Dick Lispey, Associated Press qO'Rourke swings cheerfully into action ... nothing has softened [his] wicked sense of fun.q -- Allen D. Boyer, The New York Times Book Review qHis fans will love it. Democrats will grit their teeth and laugh to ease the pain.q -- Chicago Sun-TimesNo, the cell phone rings and ita#39;s aquot;Honeyaquot; a€” you can tell by her voice shea#39;s still furious about your frienda#39;s wife a€” aquot;on the ... because the phone company couldna#39;t train operators to say anything but aquot;Huh? ... call people at work anymore because nobody comes in to the office, and if you try their cell phone you get aquot;no service.aquot; Yet everyone everywhere is always on a cell phone. ... Ia#39;m programming my cell phone to continuously auto-dial the headquarters of both of the current presidentialanbsp;...

Title:The CEO of the Sofa
Author:P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01


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