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Thank You for Smoking

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Staff Pick

Buckley presents Seinfeld-esque satire of Big Tobacco -- and like Jerry's gang, no one is safe from skewering, be it lobbyists, ad-men, activists, or the media. Thank You for Smoking is erudite and keen, sly and witty, and — dare I say it? — a modern classic in the field of political satire.
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Publisher Comments:

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 little 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.

About the Author

Christopher Buckley is a novelist and editor of Forbes FYI magazine. His books include Florence of Arabia, Wry Martins, and God Is My Broker. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060976620
Author:
Buckley, Christopher
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Smoking
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Tobacco habit
Subject:
Tobacco industry
Subject:
Smoking -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Series Volume:
no. 1129
Publication Date:
19950607
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.69 in. .51 lbs.

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Buckley presents Seinfeld-esque satire of Big Tobacco -- and like Jerry's gang, no one is safe from skewering, be it lobbyists, ad-men, activists, or the media. Thank You for Smoking is erudite and keen, sly and witty, and — dare I say it? — a modern classic in the field of political satire.

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