Boomsday

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Written By: Christopher Buckley

Narrated By: Janeane Garofalo

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2007

Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of citizens, chief among them 'an ambitious senator seeking the presidency.' With the help of Washington's greatest spin doctor, the blogger and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (called 'transitioning') all the way to the White House over the objections of the Religious Right, and of course, the Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement
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  • Anonymous

    While I enjoy all things C. Buckley, and "Boomsday" is clever and certainly apropos to today's zeitgeist, Jeanne Garofalo's speaking voice is tough to listen to. I enjoy her as an political pundit, but her voice as a narrator is shrill and tough to listen to. A different narrator would have been a big improvement.

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