December 29, 2014

But Enough About You
Christopher Buckley

LOL – Christopher, you had me with the title. And a quick, inside-the-bookstore skim of the preface – the preface, mind you; not exactly the heart or the marrow of the book – had me cackling. I especially enjoyed your remembrances of Christopher Hitchens, JFK, Jr., and your father’s old sparring partner, Gore Vidal, plus your telling looks at the writing of Kurt Vonnegut, Rad Bradbury and Solzhenitsyn. And that doesn’t even begin to mine all of the subjects featured in these 90 or so essays. Dazzling. There are few greater pleasures for a reader than to find oneself mesmerized by the words of an author who writes with confidence, wit and insight. Merci!


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