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Fiction, Political / legal thriller

New York Times bestselling author of Thank You for Smoking

Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of citizens, chief among them "an ambitious senator seeking the presidency." With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") all the way to the White House,over the objections of the Religious Right, and of course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

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Praise for Boomsday

  • The quintessential political novelist of our time. - Fortune

  • ...a scrumptiously shrewd and hilarious political satire that takes bold measure of the newly widening generation gap and politics even worse than usual. - Booklist

  • An accomplished comic novelist and raucously funny political satirist. - Sunday Times

  • Christopher Buckley has come up with the season's best subject for a novel: euthanasia. - New York Observer

  • Washington is a serious place. That is, it used to be, until the novels of Christopher Buckley came along. - Financial Times

  • Exquisitely dizzy, Wodehouse-style of Mr. Buckley's fizziest satires... - The New York Times

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Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley, "the quintessential political novelist of his time" according to Fortune magazine, is the winner of the distinguished ninth annual Thurber Prize for American Humor. Tom Wolfe has described him as "one of the funniest writers in the English language."

Buckley is the author of twelve books, many of them national bestsellers, including Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, No Way To Treat A First Lady, Florence of Arabia, and the memoir Losing Mum and Pup.

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