Conversations with Authors - P. J. O'Rourke (Virtual Event)

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Michael Krasny



Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.

 

A note from P. J. O'Rourke:

Dear fellow Book Passagers,

Thank you for joining Michael Krasny and me at today's event.  And thank you, Elaine Petrocelli, for making this—and so much else—happen. I only wish that I (and all of you) could have been there in person.  Michael turned a book promotion into a real conversation. In Tristram Shandy, Laurence Steerne said, "Writing, when properly managed, is but a different name for conversation." So thank you, Michael, for helping me make the point that I hope A Cry from the Far Middle is a conversation with readers, not merely a rant or a rave.

Recommended books and authors:

Yours,
P. J. O'Rourke

 

P. J. O’Rourke‘s latest work, A Cry from the Far Middle, asks his fellow Americans to take it down a notch, offering a new collection of essays about our nation’s propensity for anger and perplexity.

P. J. has written twenty books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also an H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, and editor-in-chief of the web magazine American Consequences. He lives in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get.

Michael Krasny has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life, Spiritual Envy, and Let There Be Laughter, as well as the twenty-four lecture series Short Story Masterpieces.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Tristram Shandy (Wordsworth Classics) Cover Image
By Laurence Sterne, Cedric Watts (Notes by), Keith Carabine (Editor)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781853262913
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Published: Wordsworth Editions - March 5th, 1996

A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802157737
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 15th, 2020

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The Order: A Novel (Gabriel Allon #20) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062834843
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Published: Harper - July 14th, 2020

None of My Business Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802147769
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802125675
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Published: Grove Press - November 22nd, 2016

Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802141989
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2005

Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke) Cover Image
By P. J. O'Rourke, Andrew Ferguson (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802139702
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - January 7th, 2003

How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016 Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127655
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Published: Grove Press - January 9th, 2018

Holidays in Heck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802145956
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - November 13th, 2012

Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802140319
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - October 10th, 2003

Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics (O'Rourke) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780871137609
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 23rd, 1999

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...and It Wasn't My Fault...and I'll Never Do It Again... Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122902
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2014

Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780804763370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stanford General Books - March 1st, 2009