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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,900 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buckley Narrator: John Glover Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies is the hero of Christopher Buckley's wickedly funny Thank You for Smoking. Nick likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a little when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington's elite private school St. Euthanasius.

Nick can handle the pressure from the anti-smoking zealots, but he's less certain about his new boss, who questions whether Nick is worth $150,000 a year to fight a losing war. Nick seeks inspiration and solace from 2 sympathetic souls who work for the firearms and alcohol lobbies. They call themselves the Merchants of Death, and together, they bemoan their plight and argue over which of them has the most deadly job.

Under pressure to produce results, Nick goes on a PR offensive, turning appearances on Oprah and Larry King Live into national events. But Nick's heightened notoriety makes him a nice target for someone who wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. If Nick isn't careful, he'll be stubbed out. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Good stuff...as usual, better than the movie and felt almost documentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karl Schaeffer | 2/18/2014

    " This is a reread for me. Good book. Love the satire. Buckley totally skewers the Inside the Beltway sacred cows. Nick is a total shite, but comes thru at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristen Considine | 2/12/2014

    " interesting concept...a bit slow to start though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mia | 1/23/2014

    " *Very* entertaining. With a few moments of dark comic brilliance. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

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