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Wry Martinis

Buckley, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0679452338 / ISBN 13: 9780679452331
Published by Random House, New York, 1997
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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First Edition - first printing. Book is clean and tight. Dust jacket in protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000155

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Wry Martinis

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Witte, Michael

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

n the most inebriating humor book of the year, the author of Steaming to Bamboola and The White House Mess goes straight for the funny bone with essays and mischief that includes such gems of gullibility as the pope's appearance on Oprah, O.J. Simpson's search for a new apartment, the true story behind Whitewater, and so much more. Illustrations.

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His famous father conducted a legendary literary feud with Gore Vidal, and while Christopher Buckley's dust-up via fax machine with novelist Tom Clancy (who was outraged by Buckley's trashing of one of his novels in the New York Times Book Review doesn't reach that intellectual level, it does make for very funny reading and illustrates Buckley's gift for puncturing pomposity wherever he finds it. To his credit, most of the essays in this collection are quite witty, and he doesn't sink to mean- spirited ideological blather. Included are pieces published in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications. Apart from the humorous essays, Buckley's ruminations on why he didn't serve in Vietnam provide thought-provoking commentary on his generation's defining event.

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