P. J. O'Rourke, 'the funniest writer in America', harbours a guilty pleasure – ever since growing up the son of a car dealer in Ohio, he has been crazy about cars.
In Driving Like Crazy, he reveals in his love for all things vehicular. From a thousand-mile expedition across Mexico, to a trek through Kyrgyzstan in the back of the Soviet army surplus truck, from an alcohol-fuelled weekend in North Carolina, to an eventful journey from Islamabad to Calcutta, and from Buicks to Land Rovers to Harley-Davidson's, P.J. O'Rourke gets behind the wheel to take us on a hell-bending tour of some of the world’s most scenic – and most treacherous – roads.
Along the way ,he muses on everything from the peculiar joys of NASCAR, to what type of car handles best, to the mind-boggling misdemeanours it is possible to perform in the front (and back) seat.
Spanning over 30 years, and combining O'Rourke's classic journalism with original, previously unpublished pieces, this is P. J. at his gonzo best: it is an inimitably humorous and pleasurable celebration of cars, speed, and the open road. Fasten your seatbelts; you're in for a bumpy ride.
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Not even a "guilty pleasure"
Just about the best thing since sliced bread