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Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
Losing Mum and Pup A Memoir
Author: Christopher Buckley
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781600246838
ISBN-10: 1600246834
Publication Date: 5/6/2009
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Hachette Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Moving, sometimes wistfully humerous account of the last days and funerals and burials of the author's parents, Pat and William F. Buckley. I hoped to learn more about Pat Buckley but I guess that is for another book. Well worth reading.
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The son of William F. Buckley penned this short piece after losing both parents within a six-month period. Although he was an adult at the time, with nearly-grown children of his own, Buckley still wanted to explore the experience of becoming an orphan, and to honor the lives and relationships that had been lost. The description of his father's gradual loss of capacities is heartbreaking, but Buckley intersperses these sections with reminiscences of happier (or in some cases, simply memorable) times in the past.
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I'm not a conservative and found this to be a very enjoyable and amusing memoir for the most part. It occasionally bordered on flagrant name dropping, but not really; after all, it was the circle the Buckley's ran with. I enjoyed it and found I was anxious to get back in my car (where I listen to it) to hear more.