All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Social Science - 340 pages
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With All the Trouble in the World, P. J. O'Rourke once again landed on best-seller lists around the country, confirming his reputation as the pre-eminent political humorist of our time. Attacking fashionable worries - all those terrible problems that are constantly on our minds and in the news, but about which most of us have no real clue - P. J. crisscrosses the globe in search of solutions to today's most vexing issues, including overpopulation, famine, plague, and multiculturalism, and in the process produces a hilarious and informative book which ensures that the concept of political correctness will never be the same again. "One of the funniest, most insightful, dead-on-the-money books of the year." - Los Angeles Times; "All the Trouble in the World is O'Rourke's best work since Parliament of Whores." - The Houston Post; "The dispatches are unfailingly funny....Mr. O'Rourke gets to the heart of the matter with a steady stream of wisecracks....Economists, political scientists and sociologists are inclined to approach the ills of society with regression analysis. P. J. O'Rourke just points and laughs. Not surprisingly, it is Mr. O'Rourke who gets it right." - The Washington Times; "Bottom line: Buy the book." - The Wall Street Journal.

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Review: All the Trouble in the World

User Review  - Graham Polando - Goodreads

Occasionally hilarious (as always), but the political shots felt cheaper (and more dated). Parliament of Whores is brilliant political humor--this just doesn't quite measure up. Can be skipped. Read full review

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User Review  - Jben - Goodreads

Not great. Probably the book that begins his progression from Amusing Libertarian Writer to That Bore At The Bar Who Thinks He's Funnier Than He Really Is. Cringe-inducing commentary on the environment. Worth it only for the reportage from the then-new Czech Republic and the Balkans. Read full review


FASHIONABLE WORRIES If Meat Is Murder Are Eggs Rape?
OVERPOPULATION Just Enough of Me Way Too Much of You
FAMINE All Guns No Butter
ENVIRONMENT The Outdoors and How It Got There
ECOLOGY Were All Going to Die
SAVING THE EARTH Were All Going to Die Anyway
MULTICULTURALISM Going from Bad to Diverse
PLAGUE Sick of It All
ECONOMIC JUSTICE The Hell with Everything Lets Get Rich

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About the author (2007)

Satirist and novelist Patrick James "P. J." O'Rourke was born in 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and attended Johns Hopkins University where he received his M.A. in English. He worked for the magazine National Lampoon, eventually becoming editor-in-chief. He wrote articles such as "Foreigners Around the World". He received a writing credit for National Lampoon's Lemmings which helped launch the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase. In 1981, he left the magazine to write screenplays (including Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money). O'Rourke contributes regularly to such magazines as Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The American Spectator, The New Republic, and Rolling Stone (for which he is Foreign Affairs Desk Chief). Patrick O'Rourke has published 15 books including three New York Times bestsellers. His bestselling novels include Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, and All the Troubles in the World.

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