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An Address by P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke is a political satirist, journalist, author, and humorist. He attended Miami University and earned a B.A. in English before earning an M.A. in English at Johns Hopkins University. O'Rourke is also the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute. He regularly writes for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and columnist at The Daily Beast. O'Rourke has written 20 books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers. His most popular book, Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government, is a conservative critique of the American system of government. Another of his books, Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards, posits that "politics are boring."

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Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: Anna Head Alumnae Hall

Event Description

Politics are boring. PJ O'Rourke understands and lives by this principle. Since 1981, he has written for many publications including Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, and has published 20 books. Known for his satirical and humorous profile of the American political process, O'Rourke brings forth his opinion directly and honestly through his unique writing style.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

5:00 p.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
5:30 p.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
5:55 p.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
6:00 p.m.  Event Begins

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