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Fumatul Strict Permis

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Christopher Buckley

Fumatul Strict Permis

Editura: Humanitas

Anul aparitiei: 2009

America a decis: exista oameni si fumatori. Acestia din urma, o subspecie stigmatizata, isi gasesc aparatorul în persoana lui Nick Naylor, un as al controverselor publice si al mersului pe ace. Naylor câstiga bine din lobby-ul protabagic, dar îsi asuma riscuri. Caci nu-i putin lucru sa fii invitat la Larry King sau la Oprah fara sa ti se spuna ca în platou se afla si un canceros de optsprezece ani în faza terminala. Nici sa fii comparat cu criminalii de razboi nazisti. Si nici sa fii rapit, îmbracat în plasturi cu nicotina si amenintat cu o moarte lenta. În lumea lui Naylor, nu doar fumatul dauneaza grav sanatatii, ci ci încurajarea lui. Daca nu esti atent, te poti trezi strivit ca un muc de tigara, cu sufletul scurgându-se din tine ca un fum.

  

Dumnezeu Mi-e Broker

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John Tierney, Christopher Buckley

Dumnezeu Mi-e Broker

Editura: Humanitas

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Un fachir al bursei newyorkeze paraseste metropola si pleaca sa se reculeaga departe de lumea dezlantuita. Ajuns la manastirea Cana, el devine fratele Mog (prescurtare de la "Mogul") si cunoaste un abate care vrea sa-i foloseasca deprinderile pentru rentabilizarea asezamantului. Caci manastirea Cana sta sa cada, resursele sunt puþine, iar banii lipsesc din cont. Fratele Mog se prinde in hora revirimentului, dar trebuie sa combata apetitul bolnav pentru literatura motivaþionala pe care-l are abatele, convins ca diversii guru cu tiraje cosmice pot fi surse de inspiratie si modele de urmat. Lucrurile se complica odata cu descinderea la Cana a monseniorului Raffaello Maraviglia, personaj care nu-si merita numele si care nutreste o pasiune frenetica pentru vinurile de colectie si pentru meciurile lui AC Milan. Rezultatul este o farsa cu accente bufe, in care intervine la un moment dat si bratul lung al FBI-ului.

  

Florence a Arabiei.

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Christopher Buckley

Florence a Arabiei.

Editura: Humanitas

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Suntem in Orientul Mijlociu, intr-un spatiu fictiv, caruia ne vine usor sa-i recunoastem replica reala. Femeile se deplaseaza acoperite, barbatii se roaga si scot sabia. Orice glezna femeiasca dezgolita e o ofensa penalizabila repede si dur. Florence Farfaletti, o americanca pornita sa curme nedreptatile lumii, se decide sa organizeze Reforma, laudat fie-i numele. Asta poate insemna inclusiv un post TV pentru emanciparea femeilor, ceea ce intr-o tara a valurilor negre poate produce buclucuri enorme. Christopher Buckley scrie o noua satira politica in care palatele opulente, petrolul, desertul si covorasele de rugaciune asigura decorul, iar americanii se regasesc in postura infidelilor patentati. traducere de Cornelia Bucur

  

Nu te porti asa cu prima doamna - Anticariat

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Christopher buckley

Nu te porti asa cu prima doamna - Anticariat

Editura: Z2000

  

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir

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Christopher Buckley

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir

Editura: Twelve

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--the tragicomic true story of the year in which he lost both of his parents. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father.

  

Boomsday

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Christopher Buckley

Boomsday

Editura: Twelve

Anul aparitiei: 2008

BOOMSDAY'S heroine is Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites massive political turmoil when, outraged over mounting Social Security debt, she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of her outraged peers ("Generation Whatever") and an ambitious Senator seeking to gain the youth vote in his presidential campaign. With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (they call it "Transitioning") all the way to the White House, over the forceful objections of the Religious Right and, of course, Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

  

Supreme Courtship

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Christopher Buckley

Supreme Courtship

Editura: Twelve

Anul aparitiei: 2009

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her -- Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six. Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman. Soon, Pepper finds herself in the middle of a constitutional crisis, a presidential reelection campaign that the president is determined to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule.

  

Florence of Arabia

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Christopher Buckley

Florence of Arabia

Editura: Random House Trade

Anul aparitiei: 2005

The bestselling author who made mincemeat of political correctness in Thank You for Smoking, conspiracy theories in Little Green Men, and Presidential indiscretions No Way to Treat a First Lady now takes on the hottest topic in the entire world-Arab-American relations-in a blistering comic novel sure to offend the few it doesn't delight. Appalled by the punishment of her rebellious friend Nazrah, youngest and most petulant wife of Prince Bawad of Wasabia, Florence Farfarletti decides to draw a line in the sand. As Deputy to the deputy assistant secretary for Near East Affairs, Florence invents a far-reaching, wide-ranging plan for female emancipation in that part of the world. The U.S. government, of course, tells her to forget it. Publicly, that is. Privately, she's enlisted in a top-secret mission to impose equal rights for the sexes on the small emirate of Matar (pronounced "Mutter"), the "Switzerland of the Persian Gulf." Her crack team: a CIA killer, a snappy PR man, and a brilliant but frustrated gay bureaucrat. Her weapon: TV shows. The lineup on TV Matar includes A Thousand and One Mornings, a daytime talk show that features self-defense tips to be used against boyfriends ...

  

Thank You for Smoking

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Christopher Buckley

Thank You for Smoking

Editura: Random House Trade

Anul aparitiei: 2006

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND USA TODAY - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Nobody blows smoke like Nick Naylor. He's a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies-in other words, a flack for cigarette companies, paid to promote their product on talk and news shows. The problem? He's so good at his job, so effortlessly unethical, that he's become a target for both anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a country where half the people want to outlaw pleasure and the other want to sell you a disease, what will become of Nick Naylor?

  

Little Green Men

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Little Green Men

Editura: HARPER COLLINS

Anul aparitiei: 2000

The strange land of Washington, D.C., is teeming with aliens, politicians, and other bizarre life-forms. Beltway insider and stuffy talk show host John Oliver Banion finds his privileged life turned topsy-turvy when he is abducted by aliens from his exclusive country-club golf course. When he is abducted a second time, he believes he has found his true calling and, in the most pasionate crusade of his life, demands that Congress and the White House seriously investigate the existence of extraterrestrials and UFOs. Friends and family, meanwhile, urge Banion to seek therapy before his reputation is ruined for good. A comic tour de force from "one of the best and surest political humorists in America" (Los Angeles Times Book Review), Little Green Men is an uproacious comedy of manners that proves once and for all that the truth is out there. Way out there.

  

Wry Martinis

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Wry Martinis

Editura: HARPER COLLINS

Anul aparitiei: 1998

"Fifty years ago, the three funniest writers in the English language were named Shaw, Mencken and Muggeridge. Today, they're named Thompson, O'Rourke and Christopher Buckley.Read this book and you'll die laughing. But as Wrong-Way Kennedy said, 'What a way to go.'" -- Tom Wolfe "Funny and devastating." -- Entertainment Weekly "Clever, erudite, sophisticated, funny and flip. Buckley shows that his antennae are ever alert to the absurdities in our world." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer "Buckley's comic muse -- and as Wry Martinis attests, he is one of the rarest specimens in his generation of that endangered species, the authentically inventive comic writer -- adorns the Benchley-Thurber line of social observation. He is probably the most versatile practitioner of that tradition today.... Wry Martinis has an astonishing range, all the way from the history of the miniskirt to the language of the New American Bible." -- Boston Globe

  

The White House Mess

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The White House Mess

Editura: PENGUIN GROUP

Anul aparitiei: 1995

At last, a White House reminiscence that pulls no punches Herbert Wadlough, personal assistant to President N. Tucker (TNT), offers his unique and utterly self-serving inside view of the historic years 1989-1993 of the ill-fated Tucker administration, in which he played such a crucial role. From the inauguration crisis--when President Reagan refused to vacate the White House--to the epochal War on Bermuda, to the delicate negotiations (sexual, for the most part) between the President and his First Lady, Wadlough gives an account that is open, honest, and hilarious. "This is the best piece of American political satire in years."--The Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is a brilliant satire.... A witty, very funny, intricate spoof. Buckley gives new meaning to the phrase "He'll never work again in politics.'"--Bob Woodward

  

No Way to Treat a First Lady

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Editura: RANDOM HOUSE INC

Anul aparitiei: 2003

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and known in the tabloids as "Lady Bethmac"), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school--now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, No Way to Treat a First Lady is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, D.C.

  

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir

Editura: TWELVE

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher 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 55-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." Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, 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.

  

They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

Editura: TWELVE

Anul aparitiei: 2013

In an attempt to gain congressional approval for a top-secret weapons system, Washington lobbyist "Bird" McIntyre teams up with sexy, outspoken neocon Angel Templeton to pit the American public against the Chinese. When Bird fails to uncover an authentic reason to slander the nation, he and Angel put the Washington media machine to work, spreading a rumor that the Chinese secret service is working to assassinate the Dalai Lama. Meanwhile in China, mild-mannered President Fa Mengyao and his devoted aide Gang are maneuvering desperately against sinister party hard-liners Minister Lo and General Han. Now Fa and Gang must convince the world that the People's Republic is not out to kill the Dalai Lama, while maintaining Fa's small margin of power in the increasingly militaristic environment of the party. On the home front, Bird must contend with a high-strung wife who entertains Olympic equestrian ambition, and the qualifying competition happens to be taking place in China. As things unravel abroad, Bird and Angel's lie comes dangerously close to reality. And as their relationship rises to a new level, so do mounting tensions between the United States and China.

  

They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

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They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

Editura: TWELVE

Anul aparitiei: 2012

In an attempt to gain congressional approval for a top-secret weapons system, Washington lobbyist "B

  

On the Poetry of Philip Levine: Stranger to

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Christopher Buckley (Editor)

On the Poetry of Philip Levine: Stranger to Nothing

Editura: UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

The first critical collection to focus on Levine

  

Star Apocrypha

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Star Apocrypha

Editura: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2001

A brilliant expression of philosophy and feeling, Christopher Buckley's latest poetry collection explores growing up in the America of the fifties and sixties and coming to terms with the aging process. In dazzling language, "Star Apocrypha" bears the beauty and weight of the big questions. The poet looks to nature--the interior and exterior landscapes--for his answers and with wit and high-pitched intelligence accepts his art and life in the twenty-first century.

  

Star Apocrypha

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Star Apocrypha

Editura: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2001

A brilliant expression of philosophy and feeling, Christopher Buckley's latest poetry collection explores growing up in the America of the fifties and sixties and coming to terms with the aging process. In dazzling language, "Star Apocrypha" bears the beauty and weight of the big questions. The poet looks to nature--the interior and exterior landscapes--for his answers and with wit and high-pitched intelligence accepts his art and life in the twenty-first century.

  

Cruising State: Growing Up in Southern California

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Christopher Buckley (Author)

Cruising State: Growing Up in Southern California

Editura: UNIV OF NEVADA PR

Anul aparitiei: 1994

Buckley takes the reader back to his childhood in Montecito, just outside of Santa Barbara, during the 1950s and 1960s. These eighteen essays are a chronicle of the rapid cultural and physical changes that coincided with his coming of age in California as a member of the baby boom generation. "I know it's simplistic," writes Buckley, "but nine out of ten days all I want to do is drive an old Chevy again, lean back against the wide bench seat, switch the AM radio on to a game, shift that 3-speed on the column, and cruise with the windows down." What Buckley calls the "fire at the edge of things" the blindingly rapid changes during his lifetime in society, politics, and technology glows brightly throughout the eighteen narratives in the book. Discussion of these issues takes place in the context of people's lives either Buckley's or those of his friends rather than in abstract terms.Cruising Stateis deeply personal, yet universal in appeal."

  
 
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