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Season 2009 Episode 0518

Christopher Buckley In Conversation with Calvin Trillin

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Christopher Buckley In Conversation with Calvin Trillin
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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.moreless
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