Christopher Buckley Solves the Mystery Perhaps it requires a rarefied sense of humor to appreciate Christopher Buckley, but you wouldn’t know it from the sales figures on his books.
Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York and earned a BA at Hunter College and an MBA at New York University.
She spent more than a decade at ABC News, reporting from around the world, and earned three Emmys.
Her first book, What Remains, a memoir, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
She has written for many magazines, including Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.
Published in 1998, it reads straight out of the 80s, and there aren't many particularly likeable characters, but it's entertaining enough to pass the time, though it doesn't even come near Buckley's latest, the very awesome Relic Master. Christopher Buckley Solves the Mystery Perhaps it requires a rarefied sense of humor to appreciate Christopher Buckley, but you wouldn’t know it from the sales figures on his books.
Then again, I find medieval history infinitely more interesting than (semi)modern politics, so it's all a matter of personal preference. Anyone who can write a book with endlessly eccentric characters named Sir Reginald Pigg-Vigorish, Col. Murfletit, General Tunklebunker, and Deputy FBI Director Bargenberfer may be reaching the pre-adolescent in me, but he makes me laugh, dammit, and I’m not going to apolo Ever Wondered Where UFOs Come From?
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IT' S BETTER TO DROP NAMES (EVEN IF YOU DON' T KNOW THEM) THAN TO GET DRC Hang an "autographed" photo of Mel Gibson in your bathroom, inscribed "To the real Braveheart." When she asks you what it means, shrug and say, "Well, you know how Mel exaggerates." Tell her "John and Carolyn are really going to like you."... NEVER GIVE HER MORE THAN AN HOUR' S NOTICE FOR A DATE... A COUNTER-RULES MAN DOESN' T THROW MONEY AWAY.... K., but did she see the "interesting" article in the ' Times' on R.
"We rode along," he writes of his childhood in Santa Barbara ("for the newly wed and nearly dead") in the fifties and sixties, "in the wonderful unquestioned and unqualified emblems of ourselves.
Christopher Buckley is, to borrow Major Bagstock's self-assessment in Charles Dickens' "Dombey and Son," a devilishly intelligent fellow. "I know San Francisco like my own face," said the greatest poet born in California.
Ripping into the stupidity/gullibility of the general population and the confused, obfuscating ways of Much as I enjoy a good satire, they are quite difficult to find. So naturally one must settle for the political ones, for which Buckley is pretty famous.