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P J O'Rourke PARLIAMENT OF WHORES Signed First Edition

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First UK edition, first print hardback of PARLIAMENT OF WHORES - A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P.J. O'Rourke and published by Picador - Pan Books, London in 1991. Signed, dated (on the day of publication) and inscribed by the author on the title page (see picture below).

The book is in very good condition (clean white boards and silver lettering on spine) with only minor shelf wear to the dust jacket ( minor creasing to edges, only minor rubbing to the corners, a tiny nick to the one corner. There are a few very small stains inside the jacket which is invisible from outside ) which is not price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight, there are no tears and no other inscriptions. There is slight tanning to the pages towards the page ends.

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"Author of the bestselling Republican Party Reptile and Holidays in Hell, P.J. O'Rourke is universally acclaimed as one of America's funniest writers.

With this book, he turns his scrutiny to that tentacled monster of our times - government - and draws hilarious and potentially subversive conclusions.

The fact that government is stupid, greedy and sticks its nose into our minutest affairs is obvious. But the real problem, P.J. O'Rourke concludes, is that governments propagate a dictatorship of boredom, making everything so complicated, obscure and tedious that 'the regular people get hopelessly confused, as though they'd fallen a month behind in their high school algebra class'.

Who better to overthrow this tyranny than P.J. O'Rourke? After two years' minute examination of every aspect of the US Government he can now answer the question: 'What the ........ do these guys do all day and why does it cost so goddamned much money?.

He travels far and wonders deeply in his quest, attending a political convention, the presidential election and inauguration, Congress, the Supreme Court and a small town meeting in New Hampshire. He examines the budget, the bureaucracy and the US policies on drugs, poverty, agriculture, defence and foreign affairs. The conclusions are thought-provoking and marvellously ironic."

233 pages.

ISBN: 0 330 31991 4

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