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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buckley Narrator: Janeane Garofalo Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Boomsday, Christopher Buckley envisions the nation's next brouhaha: generational warfare between Baby Boomers and younger Americans who don't want to be stuck paying the Social Security bill - a conflict that provokes the most outlandish presidential campaign ever.

Cassandra Devine, a straight-A student, was like any other 17-year-old Yale hopeful, until she was forced to join the Army because her father spent her tuition money on a dotcom start-up. Years later, Cassandra has become a Washington spin doctor and blogger who rails against the Un-greatest generation's mishandling of Social Security debt. When she learns that her father remarried and bought his dim-witted son's way into Yale, she suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75.

This proposal catches on with outraged citizens and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House. Their opposition includes the president, who's running for reelection; a pro-life preacher, who may have killed his mother; and of course, Baby Boomers.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joshua | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoy Buckley's books--they are always full of lots of satire, wit, over the top comedy and a general mocking of anyone and everyone in and around the government. Boomsday is no different as its plot is about a blogger who sets off a storm with the idea to offer tax breaks to the elderly if they kill themselves when they turn 65 or 70. The idea catches on. Story has politicians, PR people, preachers, priests, criminals and an assortment of characters. Fun, as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by christy Stanford | 2/15/2014

    " I loved this book before all the health care hubbub started up again this year. I have been suggesting it to every! very funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 1/31/2014

    " Christopher Buckley, for me, sometimes hits his mark and sometimes really doesn't. This time he really did. Cassandra Devine, a 29 year old PR hack with a rich personal past and a huge blog following, leads her peers on a crusade against those of my age - the boomers. Tax incentives for those boomers who agree to suicide at age 72 ("volunteer transitioning") is just one of her good (and popular) ideas. It's a great story that is so close to possible that it really is funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jane | 1/29/2014

    " This was the funniest book I've read in I don't know when. I was constantly laughing out loud. It was also pretty timely that I read it when I did, with the debt reduction disaster going on. This book is a must-read! "

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