Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I may have to read this book...

I received an e-mail today, offering to send me a free copy of PJ O'Rourke's latest does of insanity. And so because I've never read any of O'Rourke's books, I did a Google search.
And based on the following, I may have to read this.

"....You have to get a car that handles really well. This is extremely important, and there's a lot of debate on this subject – about what kind of car handles best. Some say a front-engined car; some say a rear-engined car. I say a rented car. Nothing handles better than a rented car. You can go faster, turn corners sharper, and put the transmission into reverse while going forward at a higher rate of speed in a rented car than in any other kind. You can also park without looking, and can use the trunk as an ice chest. Another thing about a rented car is that it's an all-terrain vehicle. Mud, snow, water, woods – you can take a rented car anywhere. True, you can't always get it back – but that's not your problem, is it? ..."

Driving Like Crazy (link in title to Barnes & Noble, if you'd like to buy it) is O'Rourke's latest satire. Sort of the Hunter S Thompson of the auto journalism? Very funny stuf so far. Can't wait to see if I'll get it.

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