Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Books: Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

Boomsday refers to the era in American history when the majority of the Baby Boomers begin retiring thus bankrupting the Social Security Program. This book is a witty satire from the author of Thank You For Smoking about this serious problem our nation is facing.

Cassandra Devine works for a PR firm and blogs on the side. One night, angered by the millions of Baby Boomers retiring and draining the Social Security fund, she wrote some inflammatory comments on her blog, inspiring young people to riot against retirement communities and golf courses all over the country. The situation devolves from there as she comes up with the idea of Voluntary Transitioning.

Quick vote: This is a great book, very caustic and funny. We enjoyed reading it and getting upset at our governmental system.

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