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Christopher Buckley

A charismatic 29 year old blogger incites massive generational warfare when, outraged over mounting Social Security debt, she politely suggests Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. The author of Thank You for Smoking envisions the nation's next great brouhaha.
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Christopher Buckley was born in New York City in 1952 and graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976. He shipped out in the Merchant Marine and at age 24 became managing editor of Esquire magazine. At age 29, he became chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Since 1989 he has been founder and editor-in-chief of Forbes FYI magazine.

He is the author of twelve books, most of them national bestsellers. They include: The White House Mess, Wet Work, Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, Little Green Men, No Way To Treat a First Lady and Florence of Arabia. Thank You For Smoking has been made into a major motion picture starring Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, William Macy, Rob Lowe, Adam Brody and Katie Holmes. His novel Little Green Men is being made into a movie starring John Malkovich and will be directed by Whit Stillman.

Mr. Buckley has contributed over 60 comic essays to The New Yorker magazine. His journalism, satire and criticism have been widely published - in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Republic, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and other publications. In 2004 he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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