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Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking
Author: Christopher Buckley
Nick Naylor 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 says he's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington's elite priva...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812976526
ISBN-10: 0812976525
Publication Date: 2/14/2006
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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candieb avatar reviewed Thank You for Smoking on + 239 more book reviews
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 :)
Joynessdotcom avatar reviewed Thank You for Smoking on + 53 more book reviews
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.
JTG avatar reviewed Thank You for Smoking on + 280 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Darkly comic book about the tobacco industry...
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reviewed Thank You for Smoking on + 63 more book reviews
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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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'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.
merrytranslator avatar reviewed Thank You for Smoking on + 68 more book reviews
Great satire of lobbies and big money in D.C. all propelled by a clever plot.
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Really good; very slick style. I liked the ending.
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Delightful, toungue-in-cheek book. Read this one in two days! A fun read.
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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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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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