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    • Thank You for Smoking

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: John Glover
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies is the hero of Christopher Buckley's wickedly funny Thank You for Smoking. Nick likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a little when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington's elite private school St. Euthanasius. Nick can handle the pressure from the anti-smoking zealots, but he's less certain about his new boss, who questions whether Nick is worth $150,000 a year to fight a losing war. Nick seeks inspiration and solace from 2 sympathetic souls who work for the firearms and alcohol lobbies. They call themselves the Merchants of Death, and together, they bemoan their plight and argue over which of them has the most deadly job. Under pressure to produce results, Nick goes on a PR offensive, turning appearances on Oprah and Larry King Live into national events. But Nick's heightened notoriety makes him a nice target for someone who wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. If Nick isn't careful, he'll be stubbed out.

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    • But Enough About You

    • Essays
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
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    Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 best seller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big ideas and truly fun writing. Listening to these essays is the equivalent of being in the company of a tremendously witty and enlightening companion.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 28, 2005)

    • By: Samantha Power, Jeffrey Toobin, Katherine Boo, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    "Missions" by Samantha Power; "Still Standing" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Shelter and the Storm" by Katherine Boo; "College Essay" by Christopher Buckley; "Land of the Diesel Bear" by John McPhee; "The Spinoff Zone" by Nancy Franklin; and "Boy Wonders" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth [Russian Edition]

    • By: Christopher Taylor Buckley, John Tierney
    • Narrated by: Stanislav Ivanov
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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    This is an incredible story. The author, a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader, had retreated to a monastery. It, too, was failing. Then, one fateful day, Brother Ty decided to let God be his broker--and not only saved the monastery but discovered the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth. Brother Ty's remarkable success has been studied at the nation's leading business schools and scrutinized by Wall Street's greatest minds, but until now the secret to his 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth have been available only to a select few.

    Regular price: £10.29

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 21, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    "Snake Eyes" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Last Drop" by Ben McGrath; "The Vineyard Fracture" by Lauren Collins; "Watching Lebanon" by Seymour Hersh; "Stations of the Mel" by Christopher Buckley; "Blank Monday" by William Finnegan; and "On Duty" by David Denby.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker Festival - A Humor Revue

    • By: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as "a comic weekly", featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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    On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

    Regular price: £20.29