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Supreme Courtship

by Christopher Buckley

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Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
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  • Published Sep 2008
    304 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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In bestselling author Christopher Buckley's hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees onto the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill a Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the nerve to reject her--Judge Pepper Cartwright, star of the nation's most popular reality show. Will Pepper, a vivacious Texan, survive a Senate confirmation battle? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? Soon, Pepper finds herself in the middle of a constitutional crisis, a presidential reelection campaign that the president is determined to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule.

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"Pepper's story gets lost between the jokes and the overstuffed plot ...and the satire is oddly detached from the zeitgeist." - Publishers Weekly.

"Buckley is a master at setting up ridiculous situations featuring unsavory characters, and he does not disappoint here." - Library Journal.

"Why does Buckley think it's enough to give his characters funny names...rather than develop them? Even Buckley fans might suspect that he's begun to crank them out a little too quickly." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Christopher Buckley Author Biography

Christopher Buckley is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor and memoirist. His books have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. He worked as a merchant seaman and White House speechwriter. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and has lectured in over 70 cities around the world. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.

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