Parliament of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke

Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson -- showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." -- The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." -- The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." -- Chicago Tribune

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The 1204th greatest nonfiction book of all time


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  1. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Paperback 518081 $5.94 $1.02 2003
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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Hardcover 579132 $6.47 $0.10 1991
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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke, P. J.) Kindle Edition 342276 2003
Parliament of Whores Audio Cassette 5294097 $39.94 1991
Parliament of Whores Audio Cassette 5261063 $7.98 $0.42 1992
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke, P. J.) Kindle Edition 114763 2007
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke, P. J.) Paperback 1409837 $5.47 $1.73 2003
Parliament of Whores Hardcover 1075593 $18.99 $6.00 1991
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Paperback 2062980 $1.24 $0.01 1992
Parliament of Whores-Open Mark Paperback 14252011 $1.49 1992