Losing Mum and Pup

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100033568
Released: May 06, 2009
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781607888062
Narrator/s: Christopher Buckley
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: "They were not - with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world - your typical mom and dad." As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes listners on a surprisingly entertaining tour through hospitals, funeral homes, and memorial services, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a 55-year-old orphan. Buckley maintains his sense of humor by recalling the words of Oscar Wilde: "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness." Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

Author(s): Christopher Buckley
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2009

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Author(s): Christopher Buckley
Product Number EB00278388
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: #9781599957975

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