In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most
acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank You for Smoking. Now Buckley returns to the strange land of
Washington, D.C., in Little Green Men,
a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits…and how much they have
The reluctant hero of this hilarious novel is John Oliver
Banion, a stuffy Washington talk-show host, whose privileged life is thrown
into upheaval when aliens abduct him from his exclusive country-club golf
But were his gray-skinned captors aliens…or something far
more sinister? After Banion is abducted again—this time in Palm Springs—he
believes he has been chosen by the extraterrestrials to champion the most
important cause of the millennium, and he embarks on a crusade, appearing
before a convention of UFO believers and demanding that Congress and the White
House seriously investigate UFOs. His friends and family suspect that Banion is
having some kind of manic-depressive midlife crisis and urge him to seek
therapy before his credibility as a pillar of the punditocracy is ruined.
So John Oliver Banion must choose: keep his establishment
status or become the leader of millions of impassioned and somewhat scruffy new
friends who want to expose the government’s secret alien agenda.
Little Green Men
proves once and for all that the truth is out there. Way out there. And it
reaffirms Christopher Buckley’s status as the funniest humanoid writer in the
universe. Download and start listening now!