Losing Mum and Pup
Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley
In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Buckley coped with the passing of his dad, William F. Buckley, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley. He was their only child, and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: "They were not - with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world - your typical mom and dad." Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those dealing with the death of a parent - all while telling his unique, personal story of living with legends.