9780060977429

Wry Martinis

ISBN 10: 0060977426 / 0-06-097742-6
ISBN 13: 9780060977429
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
"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

Review:
"[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."

Tom Wolfe

Review:
"[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..."

John Updike

 
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