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Driving like crazy: thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn

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Atlantic Monthly :
Pub. Date:
2009.
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English
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A collection spanning thirty years, chronicling famed humorist and gearhead P. J. O’Rourke’s love affair with the automobile from mid-twentieth century to now—from heyday to sickbay.
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9780802118837
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subject_facet Automobile driving -- United States -- Humor, Automobiles -- United States -- Humor
table_of_contents The end of the American car -- How to drive fast on drugs while getting your wing-wang squeezed and not spill your drink -- How to drive fast when the drugs are mostly Lipitor, the wing-wang needs more squeezing that it used to before it gets the idea, and spilling your drink is no problem if you keep the sippy cups from when your kids were toddlers and leave the baby seat in the back seat so that when you get pulled over you look like a perfectly innocent grandparent -- Sgt. Dynaflo's last patrol -- NASCAR was discovered by me -- The Rolling Organ Donors Motorcycle Club -- "Come on over to my house-- we're gonna jump off the roof!" -- The test of men and machines that we flunked -- A better land than this -- Getting wrecked -- Keep your eyes off the road -- Comparative Jeepology 101 -- Taking my baby for a ride -- ReinCARnation -- The geezers' Grand Prix -- Call for a new national park -- A ride to the funny farm in a special needs station wagon complete with booby hatch -- Big love -- The other end of the American car.
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title Driving like crazy : thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn
title_display Driving like crazy : thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn
title_full Driving like crazy : thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn / P.J. O'Rourke
title_short Driving like crazy :
title_sort driving like crazy thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating america the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a cadillac escalade in every carport, and the chairman of the federal reserve bank mowing our lawn
title_sub thirty years of vehicular hellbending, celebrating America the way it's supposed to be-- with an oil well in every backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in every carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank mowing our lawn