Conroy Visitor Christopher Buckley

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant January 13th, 2009

Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant

Today St. Paul’s School welcomes Christopher Buckley, second Conroy Visitor of the academic year.   Ohrstrom library staff have put together a display in the Baker Reading Room – be sure to stop by and check out our selection of Christopher Buckley’s books.  For a full list of his published titles see this Google Books page.

Mr. Buckley will be speaking at 11:00 AM today in Memorial Hall, and undoubtedly, this will be an interesting and humorous presentation.

Below is the author bio for Buckley from the Random House website:

Christopher Buckley is a novelist and editor of Forbes FYI magazine. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children and dog, Duck. In 1998, he was inducted into the Légion d’honneur by the president of the Republic of France for “extraordinary contributions to French culture,” despite the fact that his French is barely sufficient to order a meal in a restaurant. He has been an adviser to every president since William Howard Taft, a remarkable achievement, since he was born in 1952. His next book, a refutation of the theories of the physicist Stephen Hawking, will be published this fall by Princeton University Press.

The New Yorker has a essay written by Mr. Buckley available to read online HERE.  Called College Essay, it provides an introduction to his humorous writing style on a topic that will surely resonate with many at SPS.

You can also see Mr. Buckley being interviewed CNN back in October about the controversy generated by choosing to vote for Obama in the November election:


Enjoy this opportunity to hear this celebrated writer talk about his work and his life.

Image courtesy of Eugene under this Creative Common license.

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