By: Buckley, Christopher

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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 Clanc y (who was outraged by Buckley's trashing of one of his novels in the New Y ork Times Book Review doesn't reach that intellectual level, it does make f or very funny reading and illustrates Buckley's gift for puncturing pomposi ty wherever he finds it. To his credit, most of the essays in this collecti on are quite witty, and he doesn't sink to mean- spirited ideological blath er. Included are pieces published in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Wall Stre et 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.


Author Name: Buckley, Christopher

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Random House: 1997

ISBN Number: 0679452338

ISBN Number 13: 9780679452331

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VG+/VG+

Seller ID: RWARE0000005537