National Press Club

Buckley's Book Sept 10; Reps. Sanchez Discuss their Book Sept. 15

September 2, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss "Supreme Courtship," his latest comic look at Washington politics. In "Supreme Courtship," the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an unconventional choice, a well-known television judge.

Buckley is the author of numerous best-sellers, including "Thank You or Smoking" and "Boomsday." He has written over 60 comic essays and is the recipient of the 2002 Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence and the 2004 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

California Reps. Linda and Loretta Sanchez, the first sisters to serve in Congress, will present their book, "Dream in Color," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15.

The Sanchez sisters’ parents immigrated to California from Mexico with no formal education yet sent all seven children to college. The sisters write about their rise from poverty and their current challenges as politicians. Publishers Weekly has called the memoir “refreshing” and a “compelling story…The Sanchez sisters vividly demonstrate the power of hard work and steady determination in this inspiring portrait of an extraordinary family.”

Women’s rights advocate Linda Sanchez, a Democratic member of the House since 2003, writes that the courage of her convictions is frequently tested in Congress. She is the chairwoman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, a member of the Committee on Education and Labor, and a member of the Committee on International Relations. In 2005 she was appointed Assistant Minority Whip. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus.

Loretta Sanchez, a Democratic congresswoman since 1997, is the second-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and is a member of the Armed Services Committee. Loretta Sanchez is perhaps most known for her controversial 2007 withdrawal from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, alleging the caucus chairmen treated female members with disrespect. The resulting (very public) fight was covered thoroughly in the media.

Both events are open to the public and free of charge, however space is extremely limited and reservations are required. RSVP at the books will be available for sale and signing by the authors. Because the book sales raise money for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, outside books are not permitted.