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No Way to Treat A First Lady by Christopher Buckley

Posted by Caitie F on July 20, 2010

Title: No Way to Treat a First Lady

Author: Christopher Buckley

Publisher: Random House

Hardcover: 304 pages

ISBN: 9780375507342

Rating: ++++

Summary:

When First Lady Beth ManMann is charged with killing her philandering husband, the President of the United States, during a bedroom argument, she turns for help to notorious defense attorney Boyce “Shameless” Baylor, her former flame.

Review:

Another good book by Buckley. This one was not quite as funny as Boomsday or Supreme Courtship. It did not make me think about pressing issues as much as his other books. That said, it did entertain me. It had really funny parts, some great characters, and some crazy DC scheming and dealing.

The first lady is a bitch and awesome at the same time. She gets things done which makes those in Washington hate her. It makes the media and those in Washington more than happy to pin the blame on her. They embarrass her, bring up things from her past, and find a way to hurt her reputation even more.

Luckily, she has the most shameless, who happens to be her ex-fiancee, there to help her and win the case of the century. He truly is shameless, willing to do whatever possible, even it is it illegal or unethical to do so. It is a crazy case, with crazy characters.

I would definitely recommend reading the book, but not if it is your first Buckley book, since his other books are stronger.

Have you read any of his books? What is your favorite if you have?

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5 Responses to “No Way to Treat A First Lady by Christopher Buckley”

  1. […] alternates list! 1. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Done) 2. No Way To Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley (Done and Reviewed!) 3. Firmin by Sam Savage (Done) 4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Done and […]

  2. I’ve listened to Losing Mum and Pup which I enjoyed a lot. I bought Supreme Courtship but haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

    • Caitie F said

      I remember I really enjoyed Supreme Courtship – let me know when/if you get to it – I would love to talk to you about it!

  3. […] Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz 2. No Way To Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley 3. Firmin by Sam Savage 4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman 5. Naked by David Sedaris 6. Odd Thomas by […]

  4. […] Buckley. He wrote Thank You for Smoking, which was turned into a fantastic movie. He also wrote No Way to Treat a First Lady, Boomsday, and Supreme Courtship, which were equally […]

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