Monday, May 08, 2006

After A Stay at Mayo

Bill Buckley is always at his best when combining cultural analysis with the erudite, wry wit that has made him not only a household name to those of my generation, but a figure we both respect and enjoy. In this very thoughtful column, Buckley comments on how a 3-day stay at Mayo Clinic has dramatically altered his views about smoking. Along the way, you hear about Bette Davis, David Niven and...Bill Buckley.

(Note: the reference to Thank You for Smoking refers to the popular novel - now even a film - of his successful author son, Christopher.)