In Bill Buckley’s apartment, there were trays of tissues and cigarettes

In Bill Buckley’s Park Avenue duplex—which seemed to take up almost an entire quarter of a city block—on every table and side table, by every chair, there were lovely, tiny silver trays, almost out of a dollhouse, each one containing tissues or cigarettes. On the walls, there were lots of portraits of his wife Pat.


  1. Lawrence Houghteling April 1, 2016 at 8:42 am | #

    In my father’s house are many manservants.

  2. jigje April 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm | #

    Odd to wonder how the addiction to nicotine influenced his thinking and writing? Writing is a hard business for most of us, though likely made a tad more pleasurable for chainsmokers like him.

  3. Bart April 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm | #

    What can you expect from a couple called “Mum and Pup”?

  4. msobel April 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm | #

    could you please provide a good link to the article?

  5. Susan Dwyer April 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm | #

    “…lots of portraits of his wife Pat.”…I’m trying to imagine and/or understand “lots”. It’s not working.

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