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Christopher Buckley
Christopher Buckley was born in New York City in 1952. He was educated at Portsmouth Abbey, worked on a Norwegian tramp freighter and graduated cum laude from Yale. At age 24 he was managing editor of "Esquire" magazine; at 29, chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States,... show more

Christopher Buckley was born in New York City in 1952. He was educated at Portsmouth Abbey, worked on a Norwegian tramp freighter and graduated cum laude from Yale. At age 24 he was managing editor of "Esquire" magazine; at 29, chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. He was the founding editor of "Forbes FYI" magazine (now "ForbesLife"), where he is now editor-at-large.He is the author of fifteen books, which have translated into sixteen languages. They include: "Steaming To Bamboola," "The White House Mess," "Wet Work," "God Is My Broker," "Little Green Men," "No Way To Treat a First Lady," "Florence of Arabia," "Boomsday," "Supreme Courtship," "Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir," and "Thank You For Smoking," which was made into a movie in 2005. Most have been named "New York Times" Notable Books of the Year. His most recent novel is "They Eat Puppies, Don't They?"He has written for "The New York Times," "Washington Post," "Wall Street Journal," "The New Yorker," "Atlantic Monthly," "Time," "Newsweek," "Vanity Fair," "National Geographic," "New York Magazine," "The Washington Monthly," "Forbes," "Esquire," "Vogue," "Daily Beast," and other publications. He received the Washington Irving Prize for Literary Excellence and the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in Connecticut.
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Birth date: December 24, 1952
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 4 years ago
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
The question I asked myself after (and while) reading this book was: why am I not reading more historical fiction? I love history. I studied history. I love fiction. Dudes!This blurb really only gives a general outline of the story; the entire thing is so much more enjoyable! Dismas, a previous merc...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
The question I asked myself after (and while) reading this book was: why am I not reading more historical fiction? I love history. I studied history. I love fiction. Dudes!This blurb really only gives a general outline of the story; the entire thing is so much more enjoyable! Dismas, a previous merc...
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I was hugely surprised to learn that Christopher Buckley had written a work of historical fiction. His oeuvre to date has been extremely current political satire. I admit that I would have read The Relic Master anyway—I’m a big fan of Buckley—I asked to review this book because I was terribly curiou...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 years ago
I'll be damned. All flavours in one zanny, speedy book. I would start to laugh, and then BOOM! horror, BOOM! ridiculous, BOOM! tragedy BOOM! hilarious BOOM! touching BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! [spoiler] Like McWatt killing a comrade by mistake and committing suicide, and seguing with Daneeka's bure...
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