Author P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke

Leading Political Satirist, Best-Selling Author & Op-Ed Contributor, The Washington Post

O’Rourke covers current events, combining the skill and discipline of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd and the stupid. Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he, in fact, bashes all political persuasions. Whether dealing with the inner workings of Washington bureaucracy or the shifting political and economic sands of the new world disorder, O’Rourke proves himself to be a savvy guide to national and global affairs. His razor sharp insights never fail to inform and entertain audiences.

BIO

    P.J. O'Rourke delivers a humorous, insightful look at current political, economic, and social landscapes—in America and abroad. He is the quintessential political satirist, poking good-natured fun at all sides of the political spectrum. Iconically dubbed “the modern day Will Rogers," O'Rourke is a prolific best-selling author and Op-Ed contributor for The Washington Post.

“P.J. O’Rourke is probably the most resilient comedy writer to come out of the early National Lampoon. He saw through the anarchists’ narcissism, and has been satirizing it for years in Rolling Stone and elsewhere. If anyone ‘changed comedy forever,’ it was O’Rourke.”  —The New York Times

With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, P. J. O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist. Both TIME and The Wall Street Journal have labeled him “the funniest writer in America.” He is the best-selling author of 20 books, including Parliament of Whores, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Holidays in Heck, Eat the Rich,  Don’t VoteIt Just Encourages the Bastards, Thrown Under the Omnibus and How the Hell Did This Happen?. O’Rourke’s latest book, None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You, was released in September 2018.

O’Rourke was formerly a columnist at The Daily Beast and a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard and has written a regular column for Stansberry Research, an investment newsletter company.

    P.J. O'Rourke delivers a humorous, insightful look at current political, economic, and social landscapes—in America and abroad. He is the quintessential political satirist, poking good-natured fun at all sides of the political spectrum. Iconically dubbed “the modern day Will Rogers," O'Rourke is a prolific best-selling author and Op-Ed contributor for The Washington Post.

“P.J. O’Rourke is probably the most resilient comedy writer to come out of the early National Lampoon. He saw through the anarchists’ narcissism, and has been satirizing it for years in Rolling Stone and elsewhere. If anyone ‘changed comedy forever,’ it was O’Rourke.”  —The New York Times

With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, P. J. O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist. Both TIME and The Wall Street Journal have labeled him “the funniest writer in America.” He is the best-selling author of 20 books, including Parliament of Whores, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Holidays in Heck, Eat the Rich,  Don’t VoteIt Just Encourages the Bastards, Thrown Under the Omnibus and How the Hell Did This Happen?. O’Rourke’s latest book, None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You, was released in September 2018.

O’Rourke was formerly a columnist at The Daily Beast and a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard and has written a regular column for Stansberry Research, an investment newsletter company.

Media

"P.J. was fabulous. He was refreshing to hear and delivered a well thought-out speech before the Q & A. Funny, interesting, provocative...he was all-around great!"

Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group

SPEECH TOPICS

An Evening with P.J. O'Rourke

Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards

If You Think Health Care Is Expensive Now, Wait Until You See What it Costs When It's Free

Pirates in Neckties: Government vs. the Free Market, Which is Worse?

THE BABY BOOM: How It got That Way…And It Wasn’t My Fault…And I’ll Never Do It Again

Books & Media
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