Losing Mum and Pup

Losing Mum and Pup

A Memoir

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--the tragicomic true story of the year in which he lost both of his parents. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446540940
0446540943
Branch Call Number: B BUCKLE,C
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jan 15, 2013

"Between 2007 and 2008, bestselling author Christopher Buckley (who was 55 years old at the time) buried both of his larger-than-life parents, William F. Buckley, Jr., the father of the modern conservative movement, and Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most colourful socialites. Losing Mum and Pup is Buckley's account of their deaths and how he learned to cope with his grief, but it is also about family, for Buckley recounts episodes of his parents' 57-year marriage as well as his own relationship with them." January 2013 Biography and Memoir Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=591080

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pokano
Jan 30, 2011

Loving but very funny memoir by Christopher Buckley of his famous parents as their lives were coming to an end. A good reminder that even the rich and famous must go through what everyone else does. Highly recommended.

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pokano
Sep 01, 2010

For those who have gone through the heartbreak and the frustrations of elderly relatives' last days, this book strikes home. Although most of us do not have parents as well known or as wealthy as Christopher Buckley's, it doesn't matter. Buckley writes of his parents' last days and deaths with affection, yet candidly--and with just the right touch of humor--tells of his frustrations as well, frustrations that many of us who have lost parents well know. Welcome to the brotherhood and sisterhood of adult orphans, Christopher! And thank you for letting us know that we are not alone!

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