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Thank You for Smoking Summary
Christopher Buckley

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Thank You for Smoking Summary

Plot Summary

Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley is a farcical novel that travesties American government and the lobby system that thrives on it. It follows Nick Naylor, chief spokesperson for a powerful tobacco lobby, as he rises to media stardom resulting from a kidnapping attempt before becoming embroiled in a vast Washington conspiracy.

The story begins with Nick receiving an ultimatum from BR, his new boss at the Academy for Tobacco Studies, to develop a new means of promoting tobacco or lose his job. After discussing the matter with Bobby Jay and Polly - respectively the spokespeople for firearms and alcohol in a cohort they call the MOD Squad (Merchants of Death) - Nick comes up with the idea of reintroducing cigarettes into popular movies in a positive light. BR is unimpressed and intends to give Nick's job to his ambitious colleague, Jeannette.

He is saved at the...

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