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Vroman's Live - P.J. O’Rourke, in conversation with Christopher Buckley, discusses A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land

Vroman's Live presents PJ O'Rourke, in conversation with Christopher Buckley, on Monday September 21 at 6pm

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P.J. O'Rourke says we've worked ourselves into a state of anger and perplexity, and it's no surprise because perplexed and angry is what America has always been about. This uproarious look at the current state of these United States includes essays like "Woke to the Sound of Laughter," about the upside of being "woke" (and unable to get back to sleep); "Sympathy vs. Empathy," which considers whether it's better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads; a brief digression "On the Additional Hell of the Internet of Things" because your juicer is sending fake news to your FitBit about what's in your refrigerator; and many more.

Dotted with a quiz to determine where you stand on the spectrum of "Coastals vs. Heartlanders;" "An Inaugural Address I'd Like to Hear" (ask not what your country can do for you. Ask me how I can get the hell out of here); and an impassioned argument on licensing politicians (we license doctors, we license dentists, we license beauticians...), this is P.J. at his finest. (Atlantic Monthly Press)

P. J. O’Rourke has written nineteen 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 a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, 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.

Christopher Buckley is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor and memoirist. His books have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. He worked as a merchant seaman and White House speechwriter. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and has lectured in over 70 cities around the world. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.

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