But Enough About You
EssaysBook - 2014
An extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big ideas and truly fun writing. Tackling subjects ranging from 'How to Teach Your Four-Year-Old to Ski' to 'A Short History of the Bug Zapper,' and 'The Art of Sacking' to literary friendships with Joseph Heller and Christopher Hitchens, he is at once a humorous storyteller, astute cultural critic, adventurous traveler, and irreverent historian. The equivalent of being in the company of a tremendously witty and enlightening companion. Buckley will have you laughing and reflecting in equal measure. Christopher Buckley divides his time between the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and the koi pond, which serves as a sushi bar for the benefit of herons. When not cursing herons, he plants expensive bulbs for the winter nourishment of the abundant local squirrel population. His next book is Game of Drones, a candid and sure-to-be-controversial account of his experiences deploying miniature unmanned aerial vehicles in his yard for purposes of deterrence and, to be honest, revenge. Christopher Buckley is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley and inherited Canadian citizenship through his mother. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Characteristics: x, 450 pages ;,24 cm.