Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Christopher Buckley, Best Selling Author & Satirist, to Join the Civility Forum

The Connecticut Forum Announces:
Christopher Buckley to Join David Gergen at
The End of Civility?
Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tom Wolfe has called Christopher Buckley, "one of the funniest writers in the English language." Buckley is the author of 13 books, many of them satirical, including Little Green Men, Supreme Courtship and Thank You For Smoking, which was made into a major motion picture. He is most recently the author of Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir.

Christopher Buckley comes from a conservative pedigree; the son of William F. Buckley and Patricia Buckley, he was a long time columnist for The National Review, the conservative magazine founded by his father, as well as the chief speechwriter for George H.W. Bush when he was Vice President. In 2008, Buckley surprisingly endorsed Barack Obama in a piece for The Daily Beast titled "Sorry Dad, I'm Voting for Obama." His column in The National Review was promptly revoked.

Buckley has written for most national newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TIME, The Atlantic Monthly, US News and World Report, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. He is currently a regular columnist for The Daily Beast. He has published over 50 comic essays in The New Yorker. In 2002, Buckley received the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.

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