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Excellent. He is the original Hunter S Thompson.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-11

This is very witty and entertaining, silly and all the great things that this writer is. Wild out spoken, politically all over the place, just great.

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PJ is getting too conservative

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-11

PJ is probably one of the funniest American writers ever. I like to hear him wax on and off about his early life and about his wacked out libertarian views on everything from sex, drugs and cars. But here to takes on the Obama administration and demonizes it too heavilly.
He's funny, but angry and his bitterness at democrats having won the election is too much for the more free thinking listeners. Gone are the days of his rebel tales and fun stories, and now here comes this conservative, not even a libertarian one at that. Don't bother getting this, get the one about cars and get age and guile.

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Just about the best thing since sliced bread

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

P J O'Rourke is as genius of comedy and a character who deserves his title as America's greatest living satarist.

Some of the quotes in this book are almost too good. You feel like you're listening to something that comes from someone who is experienced in American culture and life, and who doesn't pussy foot around with small talk, yet has probably the best out look on middle aged life or what you perceive it to be (i'm not middle aged).

The first essay will make you fall over laughing. The narrator is excellent, a true professional who can deliver the lines and stories like the writer would have wanted.

Most comedians and writers these days are desperate to clamour to the youth, to be hot and young and all this bee ess.

I'm young and find him much better.

He's politically conservative in some ways but outrageously anarchic in others, making him dangerous, maverick and just an all round threat to Europe.

People who can't stand Republicans from America or conservatives in general must put that aside when listening to him, because, he is a different kind of Republican.

He is more of a libertarian; someone who prefers limited government and wants people to have maximum freedom possible.

He is like a conservative Hunter S Thompson.

The conservative part of him is essential to the humour, and heck, aren't all old farts like that anyway?

Classic in every way, I find this to be a great great book, and car stories in it are brilliant.

The work is excellent, you have no feelings if you don't find this funny.


Good for the stories and fun all round

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

Derek is an interesting guy, have always been a fan of his blogs etc. He writes some excellent stuff about the music industry, probably some of the best stuff around.

This book is a collection of different articles and blog postings with some hilarious moments and great story telling.

If you're a young but creative business person, I say yay, but nay if you're more creative than business, because this book is aimed towards new, radical, original type business minded people.

He breaks down what business is:

For an idea to be good it has to be useful.

And this book is pretty useful, so yes, I recommend it to anyone associated with business particularly the programming, new internet based businesses, music industry types and record label people.

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Not bad, but he is no PJ Orourke

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

Liberal, acceptable and politically correct, Al is rarely laugh out loud hilarious, but there is some good stuff here on Fox News.

Recommend if you're a lonely liberal who likes to hear another liberal rambling for hours, kind of in a Jewish way.

Yes good, but not side splittingly hilarious.

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Too vulgar to be enjoyed

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

Funny, yes, but bitchy, vulgar and cruel in places, I find this to be like trying to sit through pain and occasionally laughing, but mostly experiencing the pain caused by the vulgarity and imagry this person uses.

She wrote a film I loved, but she needs to re-edit this thing and take out all the vulgar and cruel stuff.

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Utterly absurd, but sort of quaint

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

Anyone who actually takes this seriously as a self help book would do well in a 1950s Disney land of happy clappy mickey mouse type people, but come on.

This book is out of date, conservative and absurd. It should be renamed "how to live in a self created fantasy world where everyone you are nice to returns the favor as if by magic"

If the world were truly like this, I wouldn't need to read the damn book!

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Very good but a bit rambling!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-11

A slice of history, essential for anyone interested in American politics, and global politics. Reagan says some things I disagree with, can come off bigotted, a bully in places, but he is a slice of history, you get a lot of feel for life in that white house, and for those out there who aspire to political office, perhaps give this one a try. I wouldn't go to 4 stars because it can be a little dull, but it's still a good buy if you're seriously interested in history / politics, heck, the 80s in general.

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