Thank You for Smoking

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HarperCollins, Jun 7, 1995 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Nick Naylor likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a littIe when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick says he's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington's elite private school St. Euthanasius. He can handle the pressure from the antismoking zealots, but he is less certain about his new boss, BR, who questions whether Nick is worth $150,000 a year to fight a losing war. Under pressure to produce results, Nick goes on a PR offensive. But his heightened notoriety makes him a target for someone who wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. If Nick isn't careful, he's going to be stubbed out.

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User Review  - Codonnelly - LibraryThing

Nineties children beware, Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley is set in a time before D.A.R.E. anti-smoking campaigns, a time when tobacco ads bombarded TV sets and people could smoke ... Read full review

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Funnk Bk @ Tobacco Lobbyist — + his MOD — Merchants of Death Friends. Tob, Alcohol, guns — every line funny! Nick Naylor likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it's a challenge to defend ... Read full review

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Christopher Buckley was born December 24, 1952. He is an American political satirist and the author of novels including God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, Supreme Courtship, and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley. Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush. This experience led to his novel The White House Mess, a satire on White House office politics and political memoirs.

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