Christopher Buckley by Christopher Buckley
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BOOMSDAY: One of America's most hilarious novelists and bestselling author of Thank You For Smoking takes on the plight of aging Baby Boomers in this Swiftian comedy about generational warfare. SUPREME COURTSHIP: The President of the United State, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the supreme court. (I'm just using the two book descriptions for ease).
 

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Christopher Buckley, "the quintessential political novelist of his time" according to Fortune magazine, is the winner of the distinguished ninth annual Thurber Prize for American Humor. Tom Wolfe has described him as "one of the funniest writers in the English language." Buckley is the author of twelve books, many of them national bestsellers, including Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, No Way To Treat A First Lady, Florence of Arabia, and the memoir Losing Mum and Pup.
 
Published April 16, 2012 by Twelve. 555 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although Christopher Buckley’s most recent book is a memoir of his parents, William and Pat Buckley, he’s known primarily as a political satirist.

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The Guardian

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But when one ambitious politician decides to take it up as a central tenet of his presidential campaign, she finds herself a reluctant but essential cog in his political machine as he goes up against a hard-liner from the Society for the Protection of Every Ribonucleic Molecule.

Nov 24 2007 | Read Full Review of Christopher Buckley: 2-Book B...

BC Books

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Christopher Buckley is one of the five funniest living fiction writers, and if you want to laugh, especially if you find much of life and politics so absurd as to be hilarious, you need to read his books.

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At the end of his memoir about the deaths of his parents, Losing Mum and Pup, Christopher Buckley writes a “postlude” in which he says that he suspects he began writing the book “to enable catharsis,” but having finished, he now feels it was more “out of a basic need,” a need to keep the loved on...

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The Bookbag

the list goes on, and though it's a rare thing for me to say in relation to a book for adults, I really couldn't fault it in even the smallest way.

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Pajiba

I suppose it's unfair to compare this book to those, because those books are hilarious and hard to put down, but that's what Buckley gets for doing such a good job on them.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"I doubt St. Peter was any match for him," writes satirist and novelist Christopher Buckley in this touching and amusing memoir of his parents, who died within a year of each other.

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Tampa Bay Times

There's much more in Losing Mum and Pup, including tales of Mum's "serial misbehavior" and frequent prevarication, and little-known details of Pup's political involvement, such as the hush-hush phone calls he got from Watergate figure Howard Hunt that could have led to Richard Nixon's impeachment.

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Gather Books

While Buckley has created another frothy tale of delight, Boomsday would have provided greater nourishment if he offered some solid solutions to offset his “modest proposal” for the coming Social Security crisis.

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Look At OKC

Even with sexy neocon Angel Templeton's help, Bird can't come up with a valid reason to suggest conflict with China is imminent.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

The young Conney had written that he found the book “boring in parts.” Several days later, Mitchell, with much fanfare, says that he cannot “in good conscience bring myself to vote for someone who might well show up at the Court on the first Monday of October wearing not black judicial robe...

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Knox News

For readers who enjoyed William Buckley's bracing accounts of ocean crossings by sailboat, his son offers new perspective -- noting, for example, that Buckley pere was known as "Captain Crunch" for his aggressive approach to docking.

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