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Losing Mum and Pup - A Memoir

Christopher Buckley

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 listners 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 solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

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 listners 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 solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, 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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Genres:

Humor

Description:

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 listners 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 solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49