Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal joins political satirist and journalist P. J. O’Rourke for an in-depth analysis of the current political climate. HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN? is the title of O’Rourke’s new book.

It's a deep dive into the lineup of presidential candidates, the primaries, the candidates’ debates and the November election. Since his earliest pieces for the National Lampoon through his classic reporting as Rolling Stone’s International Affairs editor in the ’80s and ’90s, and his inimitable political reporting and analysis (Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, Eat the Rich), P. J. has been entertaining and provoking readers with his gonzo attitude and ability to make you laugh out loud. Join him and the host of NPR’s highest rated show for a brilliantly insightful and deeply personal take on the election and its aftermath.

P.J. O’Rourke will sign copies of his book, How The Hell Did This Happen?, following the event.

Brief Bios

The host of NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal is a playwright, screenwriter, columnist for Runner's World, and occasional author, actor and TV host (Constitution USA with Peter Sagal on PBS). Since 1998, he has been the host of NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! the most listened-to show in public radio. He's working on a memoir of witnessing the Boston Marathon bombing and other catastrophes, to be published by Simon and Schuster.

P.J. O’Rourke has written eighteen books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance both reached #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. He is a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . .Don’t Tell Me and a columnist for the Stanberry Digest investment letter. He lives in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get.

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