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Christopher Buckley

Christopher Taylor Buckley (born 1952) is an American political satirist and author of several novels. He is the son of William F. Buckley, Jr. and Patricia Buckley. His novels include 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 and, most recently, Boomsday. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 217 × 304 pixelsFull resolution (217 × 304 pixel, file size: 25 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 217 × 304 pixelsFull resolution (217 × 304 pixel, file size: 25 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:www. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Politics of the United States of America takes place in a framework of a presidential... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... William F. Buckley, Jr. ... Patricia Alden Austin Taylor Pat Buckley (July 1, 1926–April 15, 2007) was an American socialite noted for her fundraising abilities. ... Thank You for Smoking is a novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 1994, which tells the story of the life of Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist during the 90s. ...

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Life

After a classical education at the Portsmouth Abbey School, 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. (The title refers to the White House lunchroom, which is known as the "mess" because the Navy operates it.) Portsmouth Abbey School is a private, coeducational high school located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Emblem of the Skull and Bones society The Order of Skull and Bones, once known as The Brotherhood of Death[1], is a secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, and one of the earliest-established of student secret societies to rival Phi Beta Kappa, also originally... Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mess (disambiguation). ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ...


Thank You for Smoking is another satire, its protagonist a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, Nick Naylor. He followed that with more humor about Washington in the form of Little Green Men, about the government agency investigating UFO sightings. His No Way To Treat A First Lady has the president's wife on trial for assassinating her husband and Florence of Arabia is about a do-gooding State Department bureaucrat in the Middle East. His one serious novel, Wet Work, is about a billionaire businessman avenging his granddaughter's death from drugs. Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... This article is about the product manufactured from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana spp. ... Nick Naylor is the protagonist in satirist Christopher Buckleys 1994 novel Thank You For Smoking: A Novel. ... An unidentified flying object, or UFO, is any real or apparent flying object which cannot be identified by the observer and which remains unidentified after investigation. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Thank You for Smoking has been adapted into a movie written and directed by Jason Reitman starring Aaron Eckhart. It was released on March 17, 2006. Promotional poster for Thank You for Smoking Thank You for Smoking is a 2006 film directed by Jason Reitman and produced by David O. Sacks. ... Jason Reitman (born 1977) is a film actor, writer, producer, director, and son of Ivan Reitman. ... Aaron E. Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is a Golden Globe nominated American film actor. ...


Buckley also wrote the non-fiction Steaming To Bamboola, about the merchant marine, as well as contributed to a groundbreaking oral history of Milford, Connecticut, and is an editor at Forbes Magazine. Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


He has two children with his wife and a son with PR woman Irina Woelfle.


Bibliography

Satirical Novels

See also: 1985 in literature, other events of 1986, 1987 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Thank You for Smoking is a novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 1994, which tells the story of the life of Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist during the 90s. ... See also: 1993 in literature, other events of 1994, 1995 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... John Tierney (b. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ... // Canada Reads selects Guy Vanderhaeghes The Last Crossing to be read across the nation. ... None at present The final book in the Harry Potter series is to be released The final book in the Inheritance trilogy is set to be released. ...

Films based on Buckley's novels

Thank You for Smoking is a 2006, Golden Globe nominated film satire directed by Jason Reitman and produced by David O. Sacks. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Jason Reitman (born 1977) is a film actor, writer, producer, director, and son of Ivan Reitman. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whit Stillman (born John Whitney Stillman on January 25, 1952 in New York City) is a writer-director known for his sly depictions of the urban haute bourgeoisie. He has to date filmed three comedies of manners (or comedies of mannerlessness): Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994), and The Last Days of...

Travelogues

  • Steaming to Bamboola - The World of a Tramp Freighter (1983)
  • Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital (2003)

See also: 1982 in literature, other events of 1983, 1984 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 2002 in literature, other events of 2003, 2004 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

Other

  • My Harvard, My Yale (1981) (contributor, segment "Stoned in New Haven") (university biography)
  • Campion: A Play in Two Acts (1990) (written with James Macguire) (play)
  • Wet Work (1991) (novel)
  • Wry Martinis (1997) (short story collection)

See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1989 in literature, other events of 1990, 1991 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1990 in literature, other events of 1991, 1992 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

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Christopher Buckley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (372 words)
Christopher Taylor Buckley (born 1952) is an American political satirist and author of several novels.
Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones.
Buckley also wrote the non-fiction Steaming To Bamboola, about the merchant marine, and is an editor at Forbes Magazine.
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