Book Reviews of WHITE HOUSE MESS

Author: Christopher Buckley
ISBN-13: 9780394549408
ISBN-10: 0394549406
Publication Date: 2/12/1986
Pages: 224
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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This hilarious "memoir" of a senior aide to the new president takes place in 1989 and starts with the first crisis (President Reagen won't leave...just too tired). Herbert Wadlough is assigned to take care of the White House Mess and is the personal Assistant to the President. Poor President Tucker, nothing goes right for the man: bizarre interviews, a malfunctioning bomb shelter, the VP's drive to become president, the first lady (a former very-soft-porn star. Castro LOVES her movies), and a revolutionary force from Bermuda, just to mention a few.
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Often hilarious novel written by a former White House insider (and son of William F. Buckley) who is also the author of "Please Smoke".
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A presidential satire that predates "The West Wing"
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A typical Chris Buckley book -- fun to read and funny.
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Buckley is the master of political and social satire. Brilliant, funny and just a joy to read.
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So-so satire of a fictional U.S. presidency marked by al almost-war with Bermuda and various backstabbing hijinks within his staff. As a satire, it runs too close to the truth to be effectively funny.