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Losing Mum and Pup 3 editions

Cover of: Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley
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In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: "They were not - with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world - your typical mom and dad." As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes readers on a surprisingly entertaining tour through hospitals, funeral homes, and memorial services, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a 55-year-old orphan. Buckley maintains his sense of humor by recalling the words of Oscar Wilde: "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness." Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

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Library of Congress PS3552.U3394 Z46 2009
Dewey 813/.54, B

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3 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: Losing Mum and Pup
2009, Twelve
Losing Mum and Pup
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Losing Mum and Pup
2009, Grand Central Publishing
Losing Mum and Pup
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Losing Mum and Pup
2009, Twelve
Losing Mum and Pup
in English - 1st ed.

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