The Greatest Story Ever ToldRead the rest. No wonder Buckley termed this his favorite parody and even offered the undergraduate a job after reading it.
by David Brooks
William Freemarket Buckley was born on December 25, 1935 in a little town called Bethlehem. He was baptized an Episcopalian on December 28 and admitted to Yale University on the 30th.
Buckley spent most of his infancy working on his memoirs. By the time he had learned how to talk he had finished three volumes: The World Before Buckley, which traced the history of the world prior to his conception; The Seeds of Utopia, which outlined his effect on world events during the nine months of his gestation; and The Glorious Dawn, which described the profound ramifications of his birth on the social order.
Buckley attended nursery school at the School of Soft Knocks, majoring in Art History. His thesis, “A Comparison of Michelangelo’s David and My Own Mirror” won the Arthur C. Clarke award for Precocious Criticism and brought him to the attention of world luminaries.
His next bit of schooling was done at Exeter, where he majored in Pre-Yale.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Sean Gleeson has up a mock-biography of William F. Buckley that David Brooks wrote in 1983 when Brooks was an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. It is hilarious. Here is an excerpt.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 10:11 AM