"Not content to rest on his laurels, the bestselling humorist O'Rourke instead settles back on his caustic couch to offer a wide-angled worldview from his own living room, his salon of sarcasm. . . . Though his vitriolic wit is couched in humor that elicits the gamut from giggles to guffaws, O'Rourke never cushions its impact." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The CEO of the Sofa
"O'Rourke demonstrates once again that there's nothing so vulnerable to a keen wit as the liberal pieties of our time. . . . An entertaining and engaging read."
978-0-8021-3940-5 • $13.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2002
Dick Lispey, Associated Press
New York Times best-selling author P. J. O’Rourke lobbed one-liners on the battlefields of the Gulf War, traded quips with communist rebels in the jungles of the Philippines, and went undercover at the Dome of the Rock Mosque as P.J. of Arabia. Now, in his most challenging adventure, he journeys to the heart of that truly harrowing placehis living room. The CEO of the Sofa follows America’s preeminent political humorist through a year on the domestic front as he covers stories (and visits watering holes) close to home. He waxes cynical over the election of Hillary Clinton. He waxes nostalgic over learning to drive. He waxes poetic as he adds happy endings for liberals to famous tragedies. Now if he would just wax the kitchen floor. And P.J. does still get off the couch and embark on exotic adventuresto the magical land of India, to the U.N. Millennial Summit, to a blind (drunk) wine tasting with Christopher Buckley, and, most exotical of all, to a Motel 6 where he has twenty-eight channels and a bathroom to himself.
In The CEO of the Sofa, P.J. tackles everything and the kitchen sink, fighting evil, injustice, and absurdity with the gloves off and the oven mitts on.