Modern Manners by P.J. O’Rourke

Having enjoyed On the Wealth of Nations  by the same author I decided to try Modern Manners, which was deemed very funny by the blurb on the cover — and it did not quite live to those expectations. Sure, there are many witty one-liners but also many repeated not-so-funny themes and the book feels quite dated already (the copy I read was dated 1989). Where are the cell phone boors, for instance?

A disapointment despite the occasioanl hilarious bits.

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