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Christopher Buckley Fabricates His Autobiography

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/18/Christopher_Buckley_In_Conversation_with_Calvin_Trillin Political satirist and author Christopher Buckley tells of how he fabricated the "About the Author" section of his latest book. Among the many fibs, one claim returned to haunt him in surprising ways. ----- Political satirist, humor writer and novelist, Christopher Buckley is the author of fourteen books, including Supreme Courtship, Boomsday, and Thank You For Smoking. He is the only child of Patricia Taylor Buckley and William F. Buckley, Jr, the father of the modern conservative movement and founder of The National Review. For his writing, Christopher Buckley has been awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Buckley wrote a column for the right-leaning National Review, in which he endorsed Barack Obama. He subsequently resigned from the magazine in the wake of a reader outcry. His forthcoming memoir, Losing Mum and Pup, chronicles the year in which both his parents died. With grace and warmth, Christopher Buckley illuminates their larger-than-life personalities, even as he relates the pain of losing them. - City Arts and Lectures Christopher Taylor Buckley is an American political satirist and the author of several novels. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley. After a classical education at the Portsmouth Abbey School, Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush. His novels include God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, and, most recently, Supreme Courtship.
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