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Michael Hastings, the kick-ass young journalist of the McCrystal affair and the first to write about Bowe Bergdahl in Rolling Stone in 2012, died last year in a car wreck.

In his file was the manuscript for this novel, edited by his widow, Elise Jordan. Loosely based on Hastings’ experiences in the magazine world, it is a biting commentary full of guts, sex, and arrogant or off-kilter characters.

A great read, realistically animating the intense and crazy world of political journalism.

The Last Magazine by Michael Hastings (Plume) Recommended by Lisa at Square Books Oxford