Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review
National Review has always published letters from readers. In 1965 the magazine decided that certain letters merited different treatment, and William F. Buckley, the editor, began a column called “Notes & Asides” in which he personally replied to the most notable and outrageous correspondence.
Culled from four decades of the column, Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription includes exchanges with such well-known figures as Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John Kenneth Galbraith, A.M. Rosenthal, Auberon Waugh, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and many others. There are also hilarious exchanges with ordinary readers, as well as letters from Buckley to various organizations and government agencies.
Combative, brilliant, and uproariously funny, Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription represents Buckley at his mischievous best.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcovington - LibraryThing
The first 3 parts of the book are fantastic (esp. his run-on series of letters with Art Buchwald about their Hertz Rent-A-Car club memberships). I can see why he retired. The last part gets a little ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wfzimmerman - LibraryThing
Entertaining, but (since it is mostly outtakes from old NRs) could have been longer. The one Buckley book that I reallyo want is [[God and Man at Yale]]. Read full review