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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Christopher Buckley:

The Relic Master, December 2015
Hardcover
But Enough About You, May 2014
Hardcover
Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, May 2009
Hardcover
Supreme Courtship, September 2008
Hardcover
Boomsday, May 2008
Paperback
Boomsday, April 2007
Hardcover
Thank You For Smoking, February 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Florence Of Arabia: A Novel, September 2005
Paperback
No Way To Treat A First Lady, October 2003
Trade Size
Little Green Men: A Novel, March 2000
Paperback
God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals The 7 1/2 Laws Of Spiritual And Financial Growth, April 1999
Paperback
The White House Mess, May 1995
Paperback
Wet Work, February 1991
Hardcover

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
Christopher Buckley

Twelve
May 2009
On Sale: May 6, 2009
272 pages
ISBN: 0446540943
EAN: 9780446540940
Hardcover
$24.99
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Non-Fiction Memoir

“I had more or less resolved not to write a book about my parents. But I’m a writer, and when the universe hands you material like this, not writing about it amounts either to waste or a conscious act of evasion.”

So begins award-winning satirist Christopher Buckley in the most personal and transcendent work of his life, the tragicomic true story of the year in which both of his parents died.

In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York’s most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: “They were not — with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world — your typical mom and dad.”

As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes readers on a surprisingly entertaining tour through hospitals, funeral homes, and memorial services, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a fifty-five-year-old orphan. Buckley maintains his sense of humor by recalling the words of Oscar Wilde: “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.”

Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

Media Buzz

Good Morning America - June 29, 2009
The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos - June 4, 2009
Charlie Rose - May 19, 2009
Weekend Edition Saturday - April 25, 2009

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