Lisa Says… Read This Book by Christopher Buckley

By Lisa Hamilton

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
by Christopher Buckley

Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley is a book that will appeal to all, especially Baby Boomers and their offspring. It is extremely witty, well written and quite timely to say the least. Boomsday is the day that the majority of the Baby Boomers will begin retiring, pushing the United States into economic trouble and forcing tax raises to support Social Security. When Social Security began there were 15 workers to support 1 retiree; now the ratio is about 3 to 1. This book swears you can run from that kind of math, but you can’t hide.

Cassandra Divine is the novel’s heroine, she’s a twenty-nine year old intellectually and morally superior PR blogger who purposes tax incentives for people who, at age seventy years old, “voluntarily transition” themselves. (commit suicide). Of course she doesn’t truly believe in this, but she certainly makes a good case for it with her political ally and lover, a certain wealthy, handsome Senator from Massachusetts. Christopher Buckley once again proves his prowess for political satires by adding plenty of twists and turns, and fast-paced characters with great dialogue. This book is outrageous, hilarious and highly entertaining.

About this writer

  • Lisa Hamilton A native South Carolinian, Lisa Hamilton is the director of the First Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Of course she loves reading, but also finds time for cooking and walking her dog, Hurley.

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