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No Way to Treat a First Lady: A Novel

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Awards

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and known in the tabloids as "Lady Bethmac"), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school — now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, No Way to Treat a First Lady is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, D.C.

Review:

"Unspeakably and endlessly funny. Unless you're a former president....Wicked humorist Buckley shoots fish in a barrel and makes them dance." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"The political humor is first-rate as usual, as Buckley has plenty of fun with the slimy, silly mess that is Beltway politics. This is one of his better efforts, which should keep Buckley on the 'A' list of American satirists." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Buckley has surpassed himself....The result isn't humorous; it's hilarious.?" Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"An exceedingly funny account of a White House scandal that doesn't bear the slightest resemblance — nudge nudge, wink wink — to one that took place there only five short years ago." Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

Review:

"This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"No Way is modest in scope — it promises little more than a few laughs a chapter. It's not a six-course meal, but as literary confections go, readers could do much worse." Hartford Courant

Review:

"No Way to Treat a First Lady succeeds despite seeming somehow redundant." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"I didn't cry, but I certainly laughed — a lot. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction can be a lot funnier." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"[S]mart writing, memorable lines and more than a few belly laughs. [No Way to Treat a First Lady] doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure; it can be enjoyed and shared because it is simply smart and light and very funny." The Denver Post

Review:

"Serves up bright bursts of wit within the framework of a story that is always twisting off in a surprising direction and that is infused with an insider's feel for Washington absurdity." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"Such a novel may not be considered great literature in the canonical sense, but it certainly has a touch of greatness in it....If [it] does have a flaw as a work of semi-realistic comedy, it's that every character who opens his or her mouth is funny." Newsday

Review:

"[M]iddlebrow comedy. Think Saturday Night Live, not The Daily Show. But it's a quick, fun read, a guilty pleasure that doesn't require much penance." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Despite [an] abundance of easy targets, Buckley's touch remains essentially good-hearted and never mean, cheap, or ham-fisted. Well, hardly ever." Seattle Times

Review:

"The book takes no prisoners....And, most important, the nimble novel is perfect for reading in the wake of the midterm elections, when we could use a few laughs." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"The literary equivalent of Must-See TV, only considerably more entertaining, Buckley's book is free-for-all satire." Book Magazine

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of the comic classics The White House Mess and Thank You for Smoking returns to the funniest place in America — Washington, D.C. — as the First Lady is charged with killing her philandering husband.

Synopsis:

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the First Lady of the United States, has been charged with killing her philandering husband. In the midst of a bedroom spat, she allegedly hurled a historic Paul Revere spittoon at him, with tragic results. The First Lady is on trial for assassination.

Synopsis:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and known in the tabloids as “Lady Bethmac”), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school—now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, No Way to Treat a First Lady is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, D.C.

About the Author

Christopher Buckley is the author of eight previous books, including Thank You For Smoking and Little Green Men. That would make this his, what, ninth? He is editor of Forbes FYI magazine and has contributed over 50 "Shouts and Murmurs" to The New Yorker. He is also credited with bringing about lasting peace in the Middle East and with alerting NASA to significant problems with its Space Shuttle Automatic Re-entry Guidance System (SSAEGS), thereby sparing several square blocks of Raleigh, North Carolina, a very unpleasant surprise. He is a regular contributor to Martha Stewart's Inside Trading magazine and informally advises the government of Argentina on debt re-scheduling. He is the 2002 recipient of the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence, but has yet actually to receive it. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his saintly and long-suffering wife Lucy, two children, and faithful Hound Jake.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758751
Author:
Buckley, Christopher
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.66

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Product details 304 pages Random House Trade - English 9780375758751 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Unspeakably and endlessly funny. Unless you're a former president....Wicked humorist Buckley shoots fish in a barrel and makes them dance."
"Review" by , "The political humor is first-rate as usual, as Buckley has plenty of fun with the slimy, silly mess that is Beltway politics. This is one of his better efforts, which should keep Buckley on the 'A' list of American satirists."
"Review" by , "Buckley has surpassed himself....The result isn't humorous; it's hilarious.?"
"Review" by , "An exceedingly funny account of a White House scandal that doesn't bear the slightest resemblance — nudge nudge, wink wink — to one that took place there only five short years ago."
"Review" by , "This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard."
"Review" by , "No Way is modest in scope — it promises little more than a few laughs a chapter. It's not a six-course meal, but as literary confections go, readers could do much worse."
"Review" by , "No Way to Treat a First Lady succeeds despite seeming somehow redundant."
"Review" by , "I didn't cry, but I certainly laughed — a lot. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction can be a lot funnier."
"Review" by , "[S]mart writing, memorable lines and more than a few belly laughs. [No Way to Treat a First Lady] doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure; it can be enjoyed and shared because it is simply smart and light and very funny."
"Review" by , "Serves up bright bursts of wit within the framework of a story that is always twisting off in a surprising direction and that is infused with an insider's feel for Washington absurdity."
"Review" by , "Such a novel may not be considered great literature in the canonical sense, but it certainly has a touch of greatness in it....If [it] does have a flaw as a work of semi-realistic comedy, it's that every character who opens his or her mouth is funny."
"Review" by , "[M]iddlebrow comedy. Think Saturday Night Live, not The Daily Show. But it's a quick, fun read, a guilty pleasure that doesn't require much penance."
"Review" by , "Despite [an] abundance of easy targets, Buckley's touch remains essentially good-hearted and never mean, cheap, or ham-fisted. Well, hardly ever."
"Review" by , "The book takes no prisoners....And, most important, the nimble novel is perfect for reading in the wake of the midterm elections, when we could use a few laughs."
"Review" by , "The literary equivalent of Must-See TV, only considerably more entertaining, Buckley's book is free-for-all satire."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of the comic classics The White House Mess and Thank You for Smoking returns to the funniest place in America — Washington, D.C. — as the First Lady is charged with killing her philandering husband.
"Synopsis" by , Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the First Lady of the United States, has been charged with killing her philandering husband. In the midst of a bedroom spat, she allegedly hurled a historic Paul Revere spittoon at him, with tragic results. The First Lady is on trial for assassination.
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and known in the tabloids as “Lady Bethmac”), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school—now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, No Way to Treat a First Lady is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, D.C.

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