The Baby Boom
- How It Got That Way, and It Wasn’t My Fault, and I’ll Never Do It Again
- Narrated by: Dick Hill
- Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-02-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Now O’Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his keen eye on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very average, if sometimes uproarious experiences as a key to his exceptional age cohort. He writes about the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.
The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand his generation’s messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.
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By Joel on 14-03-14
This is not about the baby boom
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone you wants to read an autobiography of PJ O'Rourke
What do you think your next listen will be?
Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Sadness, I love PJ O'Rourke's work and this just wasn't very good.
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This is an autobiographical work of PJ ORourke life as a child and college student, that is all. Yes it is funny at times, but it is many something some aging babyboomer writes in his diary. I was very disappointed, since Mr. ORourke may write goofy stuff but it is funny, this is mostly his remembrance of his early life. Sorry PJ but this is just not anywhere up to your usual stuff, I wasted one of my audible credits on this and several hours waiting to get to the good part, that never came, even if your college life was a lot more interesting than mine.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Geoffrey L. Page on 25-08-14
Do not bother
Self-indulgent, sappy, confusing. It sounded like it was written by an old man remembering his past in an emotional and confusing way. I'm only four years younger than the author and I barely made it halfway through the book. Very disappointing
3 of 4 people found this review helpful