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Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
Losing Mum and Pup A Memoir
Author: Christopher Buckley
?I had more or less resolved not to write a book about my parents. But I?m a writer, and when the universe hands you material like this, not writing about it amounts either to waste or a conscious act of evasion.? — So begins award-winning satirist Christopher Buckley in the most personal and transcendent work of his life, the tragicomic true sto...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446540940
ISBN-10: 0446540943
Publication Date: 5/6/2009
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Twelve
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir on + 1434 more book reviews
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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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A great read.
dianaleigh avatar reviewed Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir on + 13 more book reviews
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.


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