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The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig

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Publisher Comments:

From P. J. O'Rourke comes a hilarious look at domestic life. Or, as P.J. puts it, "This is a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't know how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn". P.J. offers useful sections on cleaning (or how to best avoid doing it: "You can keep the dining room clean by eating in the kitchen"), not to mention tricking your guests into cooking and cleaning for you. And in sections designed to make Martha Stewart retreat in horror, he offers hints on home decorating ("Start with an empty room and take a big drink. Drink a bunch more".), yard care ("You can rake the leaves into a pile and burn them or you can just bum them. Which is easier?"), and other miscellany.

This is an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world and proves, as O'Rourke says, that "Camus had it all wrong about the myth of Sisyphus — it's not symbolic of life, just housekeeping".

Synopsis:

From P. J. O'Rourke, best-selling author and expert bachelor, comes a hilarious look at domestic life. Or, as P. J. puts it, "This is a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't know how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn." In addition to debunking popular myths about bachelors (they are in fact not creatures known to hang around the house in silk smoking jackets, sipping brandy from oversized snifters) P. J. offers some useful sections on cleaning - or how best to avoid doing it: "Spill something fresh on the floor because a slippery floor is much more like a clean, waxed floor than a stinky floor is."; "Every month or so, take the curtains down-and throw them away. Turn the lights off if you don't want the neighbors to see what you're doing. The same goes for slipcovers."; "Don't use Drano if a toilet gets clogged. Remembering, the toilet is a dog's idea of Perrier. And you don't want a dog with a melted tongue."; "Sheets can be kept clean by getting drunk and falling asleep with your clothes on." In the inimitable style that has made him one of America's most popular humorists, P. J. provides an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world and proves that "Camus had it all wrong about the myth of Sisyphus - it's not symbolic of life, just housekeeping." "To say that P.J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying that the Rocky Mountains are scenic - accurate but insufficient." - Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

From the author of "Republican Party Reptile" and "Give War a Chance" comes a hilarious look at domestic life--an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world--or, as O'Rourke puts it", . . . a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871136862
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Bachelors
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 7 oz

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From P. J. O'Rourke, best-selling author and expert bachelor, comes a hilarious look at domestic life. Or, as P. J. puts it, "This is a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't know how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn." In addition to debunking popular myths about bachelors (they are in fact not creatures known to hang around the house in silk smoking jackets, sipping brandy from oversized snifters) P. J. offers some useful sections on cleaning - or how best to avoid doing it: "Spill something fresh on the floor because a slippery floor is much more like a clean, waxed floor than a stinky floor is."; "Every month or so, take the curtains down-and throw them away. Turn the lights off if you don't want the neighbors to see what you're doing. The same goes for slipcovers."; "Don't use Drano if a toilet gets clogged. Remembering, the toilet is a dog's idea of Perrier. And you don't want a dog with a melted tongue."; "Sheets can be kept clean by getting drunk and falling asleep with your clothes on." In the inimitable style that has made him one of America's most popular humorists, P. J. provides an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world and proves that "Camus had it all wrong about the myth of Sisyphus - it's not symbolic of life, just housekeeping." "To say that P.J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying that the Rocky Mountains are scenic - accurate but insufficient." - Chicago Tribune
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Republican Party Reptile" and "Give War a Chance" comes a hilarious look at domestic life--an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world--or, as O'Rourke puts it", . . . a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn".
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