Losing Mum and Pup

Losing Mum and Pup

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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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 Buckleyoffers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446540940
Branch Call Number: 813 B856L
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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