We took the magazine reporter, libertarian, God-loving family-man, and car nut, author P.J. O'Rourke (Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance), for a steak standwich as he blew through Philadelphia (where he'll speak at the Free Library tonight, Thursday) to promote his 13th book, Driving Like Crazy, a collection of his  auto articles from Car & Driver and other publications; part world travelogue, part valentine to the power, freedom and excess conferred by American internal combustion; kind of an elegy.

And we wrote down everything he said, except when he was talking too fast.