I am sorry I did not get a copy of P.J. O’Rourke’s Holidays in Heck in time for a pre-Christmas review. I have been busy getting this website built. The book is a follow-up to his bestselling Holidays in Hell and, like that book, is comprised of travel essays. The Los Angeles Times and New York Times both blasted Holidays in Heck, which means O’Rourke’s humor probably hit its mark.
Via Amazon: “In Holidays in Heck, P.J. embarks on supposedly more comfortable and allegedly less dangerous travels–often with family in tow–which mostly leave him wishing he were under artillery fire again. The essays take O’Rourke on a whirlwind of adventures, beginning at the National Mall in Washington, which he describes as having been designed with the same amazing “greatest generation” aesthetic sensibility that informed his parents’ living room. We follow him as he takes his family on a ski vacation (to the Aspen of the Midwest–Ohio–where the highest point of elevation is the six-foot ski instructor that his wife thinks is cute). And later he experiences a harrowing horseback ride across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.”
Check it out here.