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Boomsday
Author: Christopher Buckley

ISBN: 9780749079550
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 26 May 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5
Description:
Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, is outraged over the excesses of the Baby Boomer generation and their negligent handling of the mounting Social Security debt. When she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by the age of seventy-five, it catches the imagination of millions of outraged citizens, including an ambitious senator who sees this as his ticket to becoming President.

With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers all the way to the White House, over the objections of the Religious Right and, of course, the Boomers themselves, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts.

About the Author

Christopher Buckley is a novelist and editor of Forbes FYI magazine. In 1998, he was inducted into the Légion d'honneur by the president of the Republic of France for 'extraordinary contributions to French culture,' despite the fact that his French is barely sufficient to order a meal in a restaurant.

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