Christopher Buckley is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor and memoirist. His books have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. He worked as a merchant seaman and White House speechwriter. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and has lectured in over 70 cities around the world. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.

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"One of the funniest writers in the English language."
-- Tom Wolfe

"A Benchley with WordPerfect."
-- John Updike

"An effervescent joy."
-- Joseph Heller

"The quintessential political novelist of our time."
-- Fortune

"At a time of high political absurdity, Buckley remains our sharpest guide to the capital, and a more serious one than we may suppose."
-- New York Times Book Review

"Christopher Buckley is America's greatest living political satirist."
-- Seattle Times

"Christopher Buckley is the nation's best humor novelist."
-- Christian Science Monitor

"Christopher Buckley doesn't merely observe the zeitgeist better than anyone else on the planet. He anticipates it -- and routinely has a new novel finished at the precise moment when everyone else is about to notice that something is afoot."
-- National Review

As Seen On YouTube

Yale University Commencement Speech, 2009

Interview At the Hoover Institute

At Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC

High School Commencement Speech, New York City

On Working For George H.W. Bush


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Release Date: Dec. 8, 2015

New York Times book review
Dec. 11, 2015
Wall Street Journal interview
Nov. 19, 2015

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook version of The Relic Master

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Audio excerpt of But Enough About You

Some Essays

Wintry Wanderings Among Chelsea's Ghosts
The New York Times -- December 26, 2013

Your 2014 Horoscope
Forbes -- November 26, 2013

Remembering Christopher Hitchens
The New Yorker -- December 16, 2011

RIP Gore Vidal
New Republic -- August 1, 2012

We Have A Pope!
The Atlantic -- April 2003

Good Evening and Good Luck
The New Yorker -- October 10, 2005

Teach Your Four Year-Old To Ski
The New Yorker -- March 10, 1997

What's A Body To Do?
The New York Times -- July 22, 2012

Q & A: The Higgs-boson Particle--and You
The New York Times -- July 08, 2012

The Debt of Socrates
The New York Times -- May 23, 2010

Brrr and Grr: The Itidarod Dog Race
Forbes -- December 14, 2009


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