‘a failed country gentleman’


P.J. O’Rourke describes his “bucolic” life in upstate New Hampshire in today’s WSJ.

“I decided to become a rustic squire when I was 32 and stupid as only 32 can be. Youth’s frantic idiocy doesn’t have the means. Simple-minded old age lacks the energy. In midlife, we’re as dumb as we get. So I bought land in New Hampshire—first a little, then more and finally too much…..”

Read the rest of his hilarious essay at wsj.com.



Illustration by Sean McCabe


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