Boomsday by Christopher Buckley audiobook

Boomsday

By Christopher Buckley
Read by Janeane Garofalo

Twelve 9780446579810
10.33 Hours 1
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Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of citizens, chief among them "an ambitious senator seeking the presidency." With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") all the way to the White House, over the objections of the Religious Right, and of course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

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Summary

Summary

Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of citizens, chief among them "an ambitious senator seeking the presidency." With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (called "transitioning") all the way to the White House, over the objections of the Religious Right, and of course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Washington is a serious place. That is, it used to be, until the novels of Christopher Buckley came along.” Financial Times
“The humor is wicked and the satire incisive.” Boston Herald
“A lethally sharp satire…The more you ponder the novel’s outrageous premise, the more seriously you might take it.” Kirkus Reviews
“A scrumptiously shrewd and hilarious political satire that takes bold measure of the newly widening generation gap and politics even worse than usual.” Booklist
“Once again, political satirist Christopher Buckley delivers a firecracker of a novel that explodes with imagination, irony, and wit.” Bookmarks

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Author Bio: Christopher Buckley

Author Bio: Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor, and memoirist. His books include Thank You for Smoking, The Judge Hunter, Make Russia Great Again, and The Relic Master. He worked as a merchant seaman and White House speechwriter. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and has lectured in over seventy cities around the world. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Political
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English