Presidential Lecture Series to feature P.J. O'Rourke

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Renowned comedy writer to speak at TU

Author and humorist P.J. O’Rourke will open The University of Tulsa’s 2013-14 Presidential Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The program will be held in the Donald W. Reynolds Center, 3208 E. 8th St., at 7:30 p.m. Several of O’Rourke’s books will be on sale the night of the event, and a book signing will follow the lecture. The program is free and open to the public; neither tickets nor reservations are required.

P.J. O'RourkeThe TU Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair, welcomes to campus distinguished scholars in English, law, religion, science and other disciplines.

Deemed “the funniest writer in America” by TIME and The Wall Street Journal, the renowned comedy writer and news correspondent P.J. O’Rourke has reported on politics, economics, culture and current events for nearly 40 years. Combining the skills of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd, he has written 15 best-selling novels including Give War a Chance and The CEO of the Sofa. A graduate of Ohio’s Miami University and Johns Hopkins University, O’Rourke served as editor-in-chief of The National Lampoon before becoming a foreign news correspondent to cover crises and conflicts in more than 70 countries. He is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and a frequent panelist on the National Public Radio news quiz show Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!

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