Book Reviews of Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking
Author: Christopher Buckley
ISBN-13: 9780060976620
ISBN-10: 0060976624
Publication Date: 6/7/1995
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the best satire books I've read. Funny, witty, and so sadly true. This is the age of information overload and by-george if someone some says it's true, well, it must be! I heard it on CNN! I read it in the newspaper! Someone blogged it! *laugh*

I saw the movie a while back too, it was really well done. I think I liked the book a little more because I got some more insight into Nick and his thought processes and found out, amazingly enough, he didn't take himself seriously either :)
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is very funny, and I'm excited to see the movie. Occasionally, the "maleness" of the author shows. The story is different, and the book is an easy quick read, and a change from the usual fun chick lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
Darkly comic book about the tobacco industry...
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This is one of my favorites. Funny. I read the book; listened to the tape. can't wait for the movie!
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Interesting read that kept my interest. A little bit over the top, but in a humorous way.
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I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to see the movie now just so I can compare them. After reading the book, I have developed a huge fear of nicotine patches! Hehehe... if you read it, you will get that!
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This book is a good satire of the smoking lobby in the 1990's. Most of my book club enjoyed it. I would like to see the movie.
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Very different from the movie. Much darker and with more snark.
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Really good; very slick style. I liked the ending.
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Great satire of lobbies and big money in D.C. all propelled by a clever plot.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read...ever. And I've read a lot of books. This one just drew me in and made me laugh even as I couldn't wait to get to the next page. I love that the main character is morally flawed even as he's morally upstanding...it's a contradiction that works. The satire is so thick you could cut it with a knife, and the commentary this book makes on just how...well, ODD...our world has become is dead-on.

I recommend this book without any reservations whatsoever. It's a gorgeous piece of work.
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Really entertaining, fascinating and sort of horrifying look at Nick Naylor, chief spokesperson for the tobacco lobby in D.C. Throughout the whole book, I couldn't decide if I hated Nick for shoving cigarettes down the throats of the American public while whole-heartedly denying the link between smoking and cancer, or loved him because at the end of the day he was simply doing his job, as he says, "To pay the morgtage." Either way, Nick is a real antihero for our twisted times and this book will definitely make you think twice before ever believing a word that comes out of an industry's spokesperson or Washington poilitician again!
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One of my all-time favorites,a sendup of mad men and apologists for every sort of evil, including cigarettes and assault weapons. very clever. The younger Buckley is an engaging iteration of the genes: you get his father's wit without his relentless agenda.
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Delightful, toungue-in-cheek book. Read this one in two days! A fun read.
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fun book!