- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
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"Insane City" (Putnam), by Dave Barry
Dave Barry's comic novels read like screenplays. His books thus take very little adaptation to bring them to the local cineplex. Mr. Barry's first novel, "Big Trouble," came out in 1999 and was turned into a theater-ready, star-studded spectacle by 2001. (The release was delayed due to the movie's suddenly controversial plot, involving a plane hijacking and a nuclear bomb, by the Sept. 11 terror attacks.)
It took 20 years but the group Bruce Springsteen once praised as being almost as good as a lousy garage band is finally calling it quits.
It takes a dull soul indeed to read a P.J. O'Rourke book without gaining a few sharp insights as well having a swell time.