Holidays in Hell

Author(s): P. J. O'Rourke

Stories / Narrative

P.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. After casually sight-seeing in war-torn Lebanon and being pepper-gassed in Korea, P.J. checks out the night life in communist Poland and spends the Christmas holidays in El Salvador. Taking a long look at Nicaragua, P.J. asks, "Is Nicaragua a Bulgaria with marimba bands or just a misunderstood Massachusetts with Cuban military advisors?"; has a close encounter with a Philippine army officer he describes as "powerful-looking in a short, compressed way, like an attack hamster"; and concludes, "Some people are worried about the difference between right and wrong. I'm worried about the difference between wrong and fun."


Product Information

A re-issue of the original classic in which P.J. O'Rourke takes on the role of tour guide with hilarious results

P.J. O'Rourke is the author of 13 books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book is Holidays in Heck.

General Fields

  • : 9781611855791
  • : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • : July 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : 352
  • : 910.4
  • : 910.4
  • : P. J. O'Rourke
  • : P. J. O'Rourke
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback