satirist PJ O'Rourke has written 10 books at this point, most
of them flowing with cutting wit and conservative insights from
for his one-line quips from the Gulf War and time spent with communist
rebels in jungles of the Philippines, his newest book is a take-off
on Oliver Wendell Holmes' "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,"
called "The CEO of the Sofa." While you'll recognize all kinds
of expected O'Rourke-isms, you'll notice one great travel tale
in the book as well. PJ drove 1,700 miles of chaos called "The
Grand Trunk Road" on a junket from Khyber Pass to Calcutta. And
even though his car held up fine, this was a junket -- with an
emphasis on "junk."