Losing Mum and Pup
In conversation with Gregory Rodriguez, author and Los Angeles Times columnist
Co-sponsored by the Council of the Library Foundation and City National Bank
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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In this tragicomic true story of the year in which both of his parents died, the award-winning author and humorist captures the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a 55-year-old orphan.
Christopher Buckley was born in New York City in 1952 and graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976. He shipped out in the Merchant Marine and at age 24 became managing editor of Esquire magazine. At age 29, he became chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Since 1989 he has been founder and editor-in-chief of Forbes FYI magazine.