Patt Morrison for June 14, 2012

Chris Buckley asks, 'They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?'

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"They Eat Puppies, Don't They?: A Novel" by Christopher Buckley

Author and satirist Christopher Buckley brings you more laughs after "Thank You for Smoking."

Buckley's newest book chronicles the adventures of “Bird” McIntyre as he tries to pit the American people against China in order to garner congressional approval of a secret weapons system. When he fails to find an actual reason to smear the country’s reputation, he and his “sexy, outspoken neocon” cohort Angel Templeton fabricate a story for the Washington Press, alleging that China’s secret service has plans to assassinate the Dalai Lama.

Rumor, intrigue, and close-calls abound as Bird and Angel navigate their way through a full-fledged propaganda campaign to pit the United States against China.

Christopher Buckley is here to discuss his latest work, and the art of storytelling.

Guest:

Christopher Buckley, author, "They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?" and "Thank You for Smoking"

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