Christopher Buckley
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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, 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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    • The Judge Hunter

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the latest comic novel from Christopher Buckley, a hapless Englishman embarks on a dangerous mission to the New World in pursuit of two judges who helped murder a king....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best

    • By Lawrence A. on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Relic Master

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 433

    The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic -- and hilarious

    • By Actor on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Thank You for Smoking

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: John Glover
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies is the hero of Christopher Buckley's...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Verbal Judo

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

    Regular price: $14.60

    • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buckley has no endgame

    • By M. S. Cohen on 08-15-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Little Green Men

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    The reluctant hero of this hilarious novel is John Oliver Banion, a stuffy Washington talk show host whose...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughing Gas

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Florence of Arabia

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Christopher Buckley's comic thriller takes readers to the Arab land of Matar, where a philandering emir allays his restless wife by allowing her to start a TV network for Arab women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buckley is at the top of his game

    • By Lisa on 04-15-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Boomsday

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Janeane Garofalo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    Cassandra, a young Washington blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given incentives to kill themselves by age 75. The idea catches on with outraged citizens and a senator running for president....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish Buckley picked lottery numbers!

    • By Vickey on 10-12-08

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Supreme Courtship

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comic Relief

    • By Jim on 09-14-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • But Enough About You

    • Essays
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally interesting

    • By Chief of Staff, ChowChow on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Losing Mum and Pup

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Christopher Buckley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Just as Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely Done!

    • By krisjs1767 on 06-27-09

    Regular price: $22.80

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