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Cancel your own goddam subscription : notes & asides from National Review (edition 2007)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Four decades of William F. Buckley Jr.'s famous (and infamous) wit in a volume that will be the political gift book of the season. National Review, like nearly all magazines, has always published letters from readers. In 1967 the magazine decided that certain letters merited different treatment, and Buckley, the editor, began a column called "Notes & Asides," in which he personally answered the most notable and outrageous letters. The selections in this book, culled from four decades of these columns, include exchanges with such figures as Ronald Reagan, Eric Sevareid, Richard Nixon, A.M. Rosenthal, Auberon Waugh, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. There are also hilarious exchanges with ordinary readers, as well as letters from Buckley to various organizations and government agencies.--From publisher description.… (more)
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Title:Cancel your own goddam subscription : notes & asides from National Review
Authors:William F. Buckley Jr.
Info:New York : Basic books, 2007.
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If you had never seen Mr. Buckley on TV (Firing Line) or had read one of his previous books or articles, you will not understand his wit and humor displayed in this book. ( )
  writemoves | Jul 8, 2009 |
The first 3 parts of the book are fantastic (esp. his run-on series of letters with Art Buchwald about their Hertz Rent-A-Car club memberships). I can see why he retired. The last part gets a little stale and even kind of boring.

(and I disagree, writemoves, as I've never seen Mr. Buckley on TV and have never read any of his works before this, but still took great pleasure in it) ( )
  jcovington | Jun 10, 2009 |
A fun read, though I wish i had a Hertz Club membership! ( )
  4bonasa | Dec 24, 2007 |
Entertaining, but (since it is mostly outtakes from old NRs) could have been longer. The one Buckley book that I reallyo want is [[God and Man at Yale]].
  wfzimmerman | Sep 15, 2007 |
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