Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed:
"Fifty years ago, the three funniest writers in the English language were named Shaw, Mencken and Muggeridge. Today, theyre named Thompson, ORourke and Christopher Buckley.Read this book and youll die laughing. But as Wrong-Way Kennedy said, What a way to go." -- Tom Wolfe"Funny and devastating." -- Entertainment Weekly"Clever, erudite, sophisticated, funny and flip. Buckley shows that his antennae are ever alert to the absurdities in our world." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer"Buckley's comic muse -- and as Wry Martinis attests, he is one of the rarest specimens in his generation of that endangered species, the authentically inventive comic writer -- adorns the Benchley-Thurber line of social observation. He is probably the most versatile practitioner of that tradition today.... Wry Martinis has an astonishing range, all the way from the history of the miniskirt to the language of the New American Bible." -- Boston Globe
"[These] sendups...are hilariously effective precisely because, at his best, he takes the almost incredible and sends it the required extra degree off plumb....Mr. Buckley is distinct from most successful funny writers in that he studiously avoids the dyspepsia-inducing bile and spleen of the polemicist. These are martinis mixed by a master: smooth, dry, and clinically efficient."
"[T]here are actually two Christopher Buckleys in these pages. One is a classic political satirist....What in fact hold their flavor better in this book are the less showy pieces. These are written in a voice I imagine as closer to Buckley's own..."
BookHints: Book Lovers Recommend...
Quantity Available: 1
Quantity Available: 1
Portions of this page may be (c) 2006 Muze Inc. Some database content may also be provided by Baker & Taylor Inc. Copyright 1995-2006 Muze Inc. For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved. Content for books is owned by Baker & Taylor, Inc. or its licensors and is subject to copyright and all other protections provided by applicable law.
Portions of this page may be Copyright VNU Entertainment Media (UK) Ltd., 2006, Georg Lingenbrink GmbH & Co., Tite Live, S.A or Informazioni Editoriali S.p.A. All rights reserved.