Modern Manners is good, early O'Rourke, a book that you can read and enjoy without being to the right of Francisco Franco. Who can resist lines such as "A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat." Or, "Don't wear a tweed jacket to work unless you expect to flush a covey of quail from behind the Xerox machine." Manners are a moving target, and some sections are in need of revision (cocaine really was a big deal, wasn't it?), but don't let that dissuade you. By and large, Modern Manners comes through admirably.
Exceptional entertainment. Fresh, rebellious, he is teaching us to think, making us lough hsrd and What a hell. Be yourself without compromise and tell others to go .... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs. Mona
I am collecting bunches of old to new PJ O'Rourke stuff. . . great getting a bunch of stuff to my boyfriend as a gift!Published 4 months ago by Lorna Paris
I love his political humor...but this just didn't grab me at all. I will stick with his political books. They are hysterical!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fabulous laughs, ridiculousness; an absurdist work of genius... the only book
besides Thompson that prompted me to laugh aloud. Buy...
It's great writing and extremely funny but I no longer wish to contribute to (Right-Wing) O'Rourke. I found this before I found out about his current political views.Published 9 months ago by Kurk Schoner
This book, written in the 1980s, seems light years old. It may have been funny then, but the bloom left this rose some time back. Read morePublished 14 months ago by jerry gardner
Well, really, 20 more words. This survey is becoming cumbersome and annoying. Sorry. Sorry. Well, five more words and that's it.Published 19 months ago by Suzanne Kincaid
This book is brilliant, witty and erudite. PJ O'Rourke has a sharp eye for the sublime and the ridiculous. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Shawn Desker