The premise of this book (a president whose true and only passion is bowling nominates a television judge to the Supreme Court) is so ridiculous that it could just happen…
This is snarky irony at its best!
President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to 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 guts to reject her -- Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six.
Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman.
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.
About the Author
Christopher Buckley was born in New York City in 1952. He was educated at Portsmouth Abbey, worked on a Norwegian tramp freighter and graduated cum laude from Yale. At age 24 he was managing editor of Esquire magazine; at 29, chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. He was the founding editor of Forbes FYI magazine (now ForbesLife), where he is now editor-at-large.
He is the author of fifteen books, which have translated into sixteen languages. They include: Steaming To Bamboola, The White House Mess, Wet Work, God Is My Broker, Little Green Men, No Way To Treat a First Lady, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, Supreme Courtship, Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir and Thank You For Smoking, which was made into a movie in 2005. Most have been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, New York Magazine, the Washington Monthly, Forbes, Esquire, Vogue, Daily Beast, and other publications.
He received the Washington Irving Prize for Literary Excellence and the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in Connecticut.
"Everything you expect from good satire. The narrative is timely and amusing, but the real revelation is Janeane Garofalo's reading. She's great as the voice of Cassandra, the 29-year-old blogger who instigates this social revolution, and she's also excellent at voicing the roundtable of special interests-a right-wing evangelist, a dirty-tricks president, and a gung-ho senator who is an amputee. The result is a truly democratic audiobook that makes fun of all parties equally."—AudioFile Magazine
"GREAT CHARACTERS, GREAT NARRATOR, GREAT FUN: Politics was never so much fun before Christopher Buckley got a hold of it and gave it a good shake.... Throughout, Garofalo plays this shtick like the maestro of an oddball orchestra, to which we can only say, 'Brava!'"(Praise for BOOMSDAY)—Philadelphia Inquirer
Narrator Anne Heche has the right edge to her voice to underscore Buckley's wry humor. She also delvers warmth and sensitivity whenever needed....If you're comic sensibilities coincide with Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, this incisive Buckley lampoon is right up your alley.—Tom Alderman, The Huffington Post
Buckley effectively ransacks the Washington political machine for his newest novel, disarmingly read by Anne Heche. No stranger to controversy herself, Heche takes a special glee in depicting media gone mad...Supreme satirical novelist Buckley gives the narrator plenty of clues, and Heche delivers the annoying laugh and calculating tones of justice wannabe Senator Mitchell with hilarious exactitude. Despite the preponderance of men in Supreme Courtship, it is the brilliant casting of Heche-who keeps Pepper present at all times-that gives this audiobook an edge over the print edition.—Publishers Weekly