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Christopher Buckley (1) (1952–)

Autor(a) de Thank You for Smoking

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About the Author

Christopher Buckley was born December 24, 1952. He is an American political satirist and the author of novels including God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, Supreme Courtship, and, most mostrar mais recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley. Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush. This experience led to his novel The White House Mess, a satire on White House office politics and political memoirs. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Christopher Taylor Buckley, son of William F. Buckley (credit: Larry D. Moore, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX, Nov. 1, 2008)

Obras por Christopher Buckley

Thank You for Smoking (1994) 1,943 exemplares
Boomsday (2007) 1,281 exemplares
Little Green Men (1999) 816 exemplares
Supreme Courtship (2008) 777 exemplares
No Way to Treat a First Lady (2002) 636 exemplares
Florence of Arabia (2004) 577 exemplares
Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir (2009) 556 exemplares
The Relic Master (2015) 535 exemplares
The White House Mess (1986) 381 exemplares
They Eat Puppies, Don't They? (2012) 283 exemplares
Wry Martinis (1997) 276 exemplares
Make Russia Great Again (2020) 166 exemplares
The Judge Hunter (2018) 145 exemplares
Wet Work (1990) 133 exemplares
But Enough About You: Essays (2014) 98 exemplares
Has Anyone Seen My Toes? (2022) 57 exemplares
Campion: A Play in Two Acts (1990) 21 exemplares
Cynara [short fiction] (2009) 7 exemplares
Boomsday | Supreme Courtship (2012) 2 exemplares
We Have a Pope! 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Catch-22 (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições40,220 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 744 exemplares
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 714 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
The New Yorker Book of Political Cartoons (2000) — Introdução — 58 exemplares
The New Yorker Book of Money Cartoons (1999) — Introdução — 39 exemplares
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1952-12-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Washington, D.C., USA
New York City, New York, USA
Educação
Portsmouth Abbey School
Yale College (1975)
Ocupações
editor
speechwriter
novelist
Relações
Buckley, William F., Jr. (father)
Buckley, Patricia (mother)
Organizações
Skull and Bones
Esquire
Forbes
The New Yorker
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal (mostrar todos 11)
The New Republic
Vanity Fair
Vogue
The New York Times
Merchant Marines
Prémios e menções honrosas
Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence (2002)
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2004)

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Сын Уильяма Бакли и его жены Патрисии. Закончил Портсмутскую церковную школу (Portsmouth Abbey School в г. Портсмут, Род-Айленд), затем Йельский университет, где вступил в тайное общество «Череп и кости». Был руководящим редактором журнала «Esquire». Работал главным спичрайтером вице-президента Джорджа Буша-старшего. Опыт работы в этой должности помог ему написать роман «Суматоха в Белом доме», который является сатирой на политику аппарата Белого дома и политические мемуары. В другом его сатирическом романе, «Здесь курят», который получил значительную известность, главным героем является табачный лоббист Ник Нейлор, пропагандирующий курение. По мотивам романа снят одноимённый фильм, вышедший в 2006 году.

[from No Way to Treat a First Lady, About the Author]
Christopher Buckley is the author of eight previous books, including Thank You for Smoking and Little Green Men. That would make this his, what, ninth? He is editor of Forbes FYI magazine and has contributed more than fifty "Shouts and Murmurs" to The New Yorker. He is also credited with bringing about lasting peace in the Middle East and with alerting NASA to significant problems with its Space Shuttle Automatic Re-entry Guidance System (SSARGS), thereby sparing several square blocks of Raleigh, North Carolina, a very unpleasant surprise. He is regular contributor to Martha Stewart's Inside Trading magazine and informally advised the government of Argentina on debt rescheduling. He is the 2002 recipient of the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence but has yet to actually receive it. He lives in Washington, D. C., with his saintly and long-suffering wife, Lucy, two children, and faithful Hound Jake.

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4.5 stars. Excellent read.
 
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Abcdarian | 31 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Enjoyed . Humorous bits, real life historical characters and events an easy to follow plot, it not simplistic. Needs more parrot and the ending troubled me a bit
 
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cspiwak | 5 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Not only were these extraordinary people fascinating, but the writing was inspired. There is something compelling about a well turned phrase...
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
24
Also by
11
Membros
9,121
Popularidade
#2,637
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
318
ISBN
267
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
4

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