Holidays in Heck

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Holidays in Heck
Holidays in Heck cover.jpg
Author P. J. ORourke
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date
ISBN 978-0-8021-1985-8

Holidays in Heck is a 2011 book by P. J. O'Rourke about the author's travels to various venues.[1] Its chapters include "Republicans Evolving: The Galapagos Islands, April 2003", "A Freedom Ride through China: Spring 2006", "White Man Speak with Forked Tongue: The Field Museum, Chicago, May 2008", and "Home Unalone: New Hampshire, March 2011".

O'Rourke uses wit to recount family travel to various tourist destinations.[2] It is loosely modeled after his earlier book Holidays in Hell.

In the introduction, O'Rourke says, "[After my experiences as a war correspondent] I decided to write about pleasant places. ... I'd always been where people were shooting each other ... How, I wondered, does one undertake enjoyably going somewhere enjoyable?"


  1. ^ Brian Braiker (December 12, 2011). "P.J. O'Rourke goes from 'Hell' to 'Heck' for a holiday". USA Today. 
  2. ^ DWIGHT GARNER (November 29, 2011). "Punch Lines for the Right and the Left". New York Times.