No Way to Treat A First Lady

No Way to Treat A First Lady

A Novel

Large Print - 2003
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A New York Times Editor's Choice The attorney general has charged the First Lady of the United States with killing her philandering husband. In the midst of a bedroom spat, Beth MacMann (dubbed "Lady Bethmac" by the media) allegedly hurled a historic Paul Revere spittoon at the President, with tragic results.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2003, c2002
ISBN: 9780786250448
Characteristics: 456 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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tritonesub Jul 02, 2016

As always, Buckley is a master at witty, fast moving dialogue which caused me to burst out laughing at many parts of the book. The story seems especially pertinent in 2016, with the former First Lady running for president. Very enjoyable read.

kmcinto Mar 29, 2014

It has some funny moments and lots and lots of outlandish moments done done during the trial that's probably never even been heard of in any real trial. I read a previous book of Christopher Buckley called "Boomsday" of his and even though the story was dragging, the characters were interesting and fun. I didn't really find that in this book which was sad. The relationship between the first lady and lawyer was good at first, but quickly wore out.

Jan 19, 2012

A terrific combination of political satire and courtroom whodunnit. Buckley is an incredibly funny writer, a master manipulator of plot and pace, and adds a dollop of bawdiness. Who killed the president and how? A great read!

Mar 16, 2010

A great Buckley book, very funny, I'm smiling just remembering reading it. One of my favourites of his.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 06, 2009

The First Lady Beth MacMann asks an old love from law school to defend her when she is accused of killing her husband, the President of the United States.


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