Thank You For Smoking: A Novel by Christopher BuckleyThank You For Smoking: A Novel by Christopher Buckley

Thank You For Smoking: A Novel

byChristopher Buckley

Paperback | February 14, 2006

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Nobody blows smoke like Nick Naylor. He’s a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies–in other words, a flack for cigarette companies, paid to promote their product on talk and news shows. The problem? He’s so good at his job, so effortlessly unethical, that he’s become a target for both anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a country where half the people want to outlaw pleasure and the other want to sell you a disease, what will become of Nick Naylor?
Christopher Buckley is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor, and memoirist. His books have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. He worked as a merchant seaman and White House speechwriter. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and has lectured in more than seventy cities around the world. He was...
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Title:Thank You For Smoking: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:February 14, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812976525

ISBN - 13:9780812976526

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satire at its best. You ever feel sympathy for an immoral character? No? Read this book - Nick Naylor - spokesman for the Tobbacco Industry is an morally bankrupt and a throughly unlikeable person, but he's the best at what he does. What he does is promote people's right to smoke, even if it kills them. Nick is a caricature of the smiling face on T.V. that tells us that there is no definitive proof that smoking causes cancer or is unhealthy. A really dispicable guy. But Buckley somehow makes him into a sympathetic and tragic character deserving of our support and sympathy. He does this by introducing characters that are even worse than Nick and what they put him through. A thorougly enjoyable read. I will be watching the movie this weekend.
Date published: 2010-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even Merchants of Death have souls... The book is far better than the movie - and the movie was pretty good.
Date published: 2006-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny This book was a great satire of the world of lobbiest for the so called "death industries". i enjoyed the humorous side of the evil tobacco company and their outrageous statements and ideas. Christopher Buckely's writting is wonderfully witty. I would recommend this book as a funny, light read, that still makes you think.
Date published: 2006-06-09

Editorial Reviews

“A savagely funny satirical farce. . . . produces moments that make you laugh out loud at their inspired absurdity.” –The New York Times “Buckley’s caricatures of Washington politics, corporate power plays, media spin control, Hollywood pretensions and the human foibles of self-delusion and denial are appallingly right on the money.”–San Francisco Chronicle“Seriously funny . . . Forget apple pie. [Buckley’s] novel is as American as pork barrels and public relations.”–The Atlanta Journal & Constitution“The superior goofball plot, raffish cast and zany sex scenes make this the funniest of Buckley’s books.”–Time“Hilarious.”–The New York Times Book Review