The Baby Boom

How It Got That Way And It Wasn't My Fault And I'll Never Do It Again

by P. J. O'Rourke

The Baby Boom

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How It Got That Way And It Wasn't My Fault And I'll Never Do It Again
P. J. O'Rourke

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The best-selling author of Parliament of Whores turns the lens on himself and fellow baby boomers to celebrate the bad trips, questionable politics and outrageous styles of his generation while analyzing how the boom shaped the America of today.


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