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the CEO of the sofa

Mum, who's been steadily refining her book choices for me over successive recent Christmases, gave me P.J. O'Rourke's The CEO of the sofa this time around. Just as I was finishing the last 20 pages tonight, it seemed like it was drooping to a close, as he fell into a couple of pages of overblown Democrat-bashing, as if he was trying to finish writing the book about as fast as I was trying to finish reading it (but then, I don't read his stuff to be politically enlightened). Nevertheless, the rest of it's full of his usual descriptive humour, not too dissimilar to Clive James. I've learnt just how exciting it is to hang around the U.N., plus a few useful things about cigars, which almost helped me out when Michael was relating a Cigar FAQ to me after last night's film.

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