Friday, March 30, 2007


I'm currently reading Christopher Buckley's new book Boomsday. Its pretty funny, Buckley wrote Thank You for Smoking which was made into a movie last year, and was one of the best 2006.

Book Description
Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt,
Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger
and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive
cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby
Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves
by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with
millions of citizens, chief among them "an ambitious
senator seeking the presidency." With the help of Washington's
greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician
try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers
(called "transitioning") all the way to the White House,
over the objections of the Religious Right, and of
course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by
demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement
NYT Review

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