No Way to Treat a First Lady

  • by Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head. The Attorney General has no choice but to put her on trial for assassination. However, Beth has a secret weapon at her disposal: the flashiest lawyer in the country, an unabashed high-priced shyster, whom she loved while they were in law school together. She chose power then; now will she choose him?


What the Critics Say

"A wild romp of silliness and irreverence that's sure to please political junkies." (Booklist)
"This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Buckley has no endgame

This was the first Buckley novel I have listened to, but since then have listened to two others. Each one starts off with a great premise and loads of roman a clef characters, countries, etc.

But this one, like the other two, peters out at the end.

The author knows how to set up the situation, but once having written himself into a corner, doesn't know how to get out.

It's as if he suddenly realized that the manuscript is due and so he ends if without any of the cleverness and care taken in the beginning of the book.

But as pure ear-candy, it's not that bad. And the narrator of this book is quite good.
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- M. S. Cohen


It is a laugh riot. Just enjoy. Amazing. Do not think too much, use your book credit on this it is worth more then 2 of them!
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- Rajesh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2003
  • Publisher: Books on Tape