Who Is Editor in Chief P.J. O'Rourke?
P.J. O'Rourke is author of 19 books including Eat the Rich and How the Hell Did This Happen: The Election of 2016.
He began writing funny things in 1960s "underground" newspapers, cut his cut his teeth as an editor-in-chief of the National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting as a foreign affairs correspondent for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world's only trouble-spot humorist... going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other "Holidays in Hell" in more than 40 countries.
His book about Washington (Parliament of Whores) and his book about international conflict and crisis (Give War a Chance) both reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
- The Washington Times said he "takes no prisoners."
- The Telegraph called him a "hellraiser" known for "his trademark merciless skewering of liberal niceties and political correctness at every turn."
- The Guardian called him "a Republican answer to Hunter S. Thompson."
- And the Chicago Tribune said he "Writes like your average ruthless assassin [and] takes great pride in being an equal opportunity offender."
- P.J. is the H. L. Mencken fellow at the Cato Institute, a member of the editorial board of World Affairs and a regular panelist on NPR's Wait... Wait... Don't Tell Me.
He lives with his family in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get.