No Way to Treat a First Lady

  • by Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by Tim Matheson
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the First Lady of the United States, has been charged with killing her philandering husband, the President of the United States. In the midst of a bedroom spat, she allegedly hurled a historic Paul Revere spittoon at him, with tragic results. The attorney general has no choice but to put the First Lady on trial for assassination.The media has never warmed to Beth MacMann (her nickname in the tabloids is "Lady Bethmac"), and as America girds for a scandalous, sensational trial, Beth reaches out to the only defense attorney she trusts, Boyce "Shameless" Baylor, who charges $1,000 an hour and has represented a Who's Who of scoundrels: terrorists, inside traders, politicians, mobsters, blackmailers, toxic-waste dumpers, drug dealers, even fellow lawyers.
Why Boyce Baylor? Because Beth loved him once, when they were law students. Boyce wanted to marry her, but Beth chose the future President instead. Now, after all these years, Boyce has a second chance. To what lengths will a shameless lawyer go to win the Trial of the Millennium and regain the love of his life?
Buckley has been described by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of the best and surest political humorists in America" and by Entertainment Weekly as "a superb writer of politically incorrect satire." No Way to Treat a First Lady is flat-out hilarious. And furthermore, it's a love story for our time.


What the Critics Say

"The political humor is first-rate as usual, as Buckley has plenty of fun with the slimy, silly mess that is Beltway politics...should keep Buckley on the A list of American satirists." (Publishers Weekly)
"Unspeakably and endlessly funny. Unless you're a former president....Wicked humorist Buckley shoots fish in a barrel and makes them dance." (Kirkus, Starred Review)


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Excellent Word Play

Chris Buckley's No Way To Treat A First Lady is an excellent example of a book with technical flaws that can be easily forgiven because the storytelling is so good and the dialog so great. Starting with a fun premise and expanding outward to a terrific conclusion, the book moves along at a breakneck pace. Be careful about listening while driving. My wife and I listened while driving to Alabama and ran off the road twice we were laughing so hard. I thoroughly recommend this book.
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- A. L. DeWitt

Funny, Engaging and Thoroughly enjoyable!

I have been an Audible Member for over 6 years now and have listened to over 300 books. This is definitely one of my top 3 favorites. Expertly read and very engaging. You will definitely not be disappointed with the witty banter and fast story line. I even stayed up till 1 AM one night just to finish listening to the book.
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- Edmund W. Cheung

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio