Thank You For Smoking Study Guides

  • Thank You for Smoking


    Thank You for Smoking is a novel by Christopher Buckley, published in 1994, that satirizes the political meddling of corporations through lobbyists. The novel follows Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist who argues for cigarettes and derides their detractors. Nick associates with Bobby Bliss, a firearms lobbyist, and Polly Bailey, an alcohol lobbyist, together forming the "Merchants of Death." After a radical group kidnaps Nick and attempts to kill him with nicotine patches, he goes on a hunt to find the mastermind behind the kidnapping.