The bachelor home companion: a practical guide to keeping house like a pig

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Atlantic Monthly Press,
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[1993]
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From the author of "Republican Party Reptile" and "Give War a Chance" comes a hilarious look at domestic life--an essential guide to the practical business of living in the modern world--or, as O'Rourke puts it", . . . a book about cooking, cleaning, and housekeeping for people who don't how to do any of those things and aren't about to learn".
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subject_facet American wit and humor, Bachelors -- Humor, Cooking -- Humor, Electronic books, House cleaning -- Humor, Humor, Men -- Life skills guides -- Humor
title_display The bachelor home companion : a practical guide to keeping house like a pig
title_full The bachelor home companion : a practical guide to keeping house like a pig / by P.J. O'Rourke ; photographs by Alan Rose, The bachelor home companion : a practical guide to keeping house like a pig [electronic resource] O'Rourke, P. J.
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title_sub a practical guide to keeping house like a pig
topic_facet American wit and humor, Bachelors, Cooking, Electronic books, House cleaning, Men