Boomsday: A Novel by Christopher BuckleyBoomsday: A Novel by Christopher Buckley

Boomsday: A Novel

byChristopher BuckleyAs told byChristopher Buckley

Paperback | May 16, 2008

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BOOMSDAY'S heroine is Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites massive political turmoil when, outraged over mounting Social Security debt, she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of her outraged peers ("Generation Whatever") and an ambitious Senator seeking to gain the youth vote in his presidential campaign.
With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (they call it "Transitioning") all the way to the White House, over the forceful objections of the Religious Right and, of course, Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.
Christopher Buckley, "the quintessential political novelist of his time" according to Fortune magazine, is the winner of the distinguished ninth annual Thurber Prize for American Humor, Tom Wolfe has described him as "one of the funniest writers in the English language."Buckley is the author of eleven books, many of them national bests...
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Title:Boomsday: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.82 inPublished:May 16, 2008Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446697974

ISBN - 13:9780446697972

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Solution to our Problems This book is a hilarious solution to a growing problem with out world. Christopher Buckley has suggested ( and I agree) that the aging population in our countries is going to be a huge drain on society. With more and more people unable to care for themselves, it is a large drain on the Social Security system of the United States of America, which leads the books' main character Cassandra Devine to create a plan via her blogging platform that insites a social revolution. At the age of 65, you receive a lump sum of money, and agree to euthansaisa at age 75. This means that there will be less of a drain on the countries resources,and generally a healthier population. Although this story is set in the U.S.A. we as Canadian citizens can see the purpose in implementing such a plan. My generation will probably never reap the benefits of the Canada Pension Plan we will spend our whole lives paying into. This is in no small part due to the very large aging population we have in this country, the "boomers". Although Christopher Buckley takes a humourous stab at a solution, this book should have your inner economist searching to find a solution to a problem that will be effecting us all.
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious After reading this book I understand completly why Christopher Buckley won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. This book was witty and fun and I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2008-05-20