From the New York Times Bestselling author Christopher Buckley
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 the original Puff Daddy?
The quintessential political novelist of our time. - Fortune
A savagely funny satirical farce. . . . produces moments that make you laugh out loud at their inspired absurdity. - The New York Times
Buckley's caricatures of Washington politics, corporate power plays, media spin control, Hollywood pretensions and the human foibles of self-delusion and denial are appallingly right on the money. - San Francisco Chronicle
Seriously funny . . . Forget apple pie. [Buckley's] novel is as American as pork barrels and public relations. - The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
The superior goofball plot, raffish cast and zany sex scenes make this the funniest of Buckley's books. - Time
Hilarious. - The New York Times Book Review
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.