The holidays are almost here and your gearhead loved ones need presents. Badly. But what to get them? Well, we like tools. Gloves to protect us from grease, too. Oh, and we love models of cars. Of course most spouses we know don't really want tools, gloves or small cars sitting on the coffee table. So what about a nice book?

You're in luck, as there are lots of books about cars, usually filled with lovely pictures that look totally fabulous when displayed proudly in the living room (says us). Speaking of books, one of our favorite authors, P.J. O'Rourke, reviewed a new book for the New York Times called Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Every­thing.

If you don't know, O'Rourke is one of our favorite authors because he refuses to pull punches. Like this, "Buy this book, but don't read it." Why would P.J. recommend purchasing a book but not reading it? Well, as he tells it, the pictures are beautiful but the words aren't. As O'Rourke says towards the end of his review of Cars, "I have no idea what he's talking about." Still, the pictures look good.

[Source: New York Times]

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