Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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9780307477385: Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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"What's remarkable about "The Taliban Shuffle" is that its author, Kim Barker, has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time... Ms. Barker has discovered a voice in these pages that enables her to capture both the serious and the seriously absurd conditions in Af-Pak (Afghanistan and Pakistan), and the surreal deal of being a female reporter there, with dating problems ranging from the screwball (a boyfriend competing to cover the same story) to the ridiculous (being romantically pursued by the former prime minister of Pakistan). Black humor, it turns out, is a perfect tool for capturing the sad-awful-frequently-insane incongruities of war. "The Taliban Shuffle," in fact, reads like a rollicking and revealing mashup of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" (Rajiv Chandrasekaran's devastating 2006 portrait of the unreal world of Ira

"Remarkable. . . . [Barker] has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times "
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""The Taliban Shuffle" isn't like any other book out there about Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's witty, brilliant, and impossible to put down." --Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City"
""The Taliban Shuffle" is part war memoir, part tale of self-discovery that, thanks to Barker's biting honesty and wry wit, manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking." "--""Chicago Tribune"
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"What you'd hear if the reporter never turned off the voice recorder between interviews--brilliant firsthand outtakes that wind up telling us more about the Afghan debacle than any foreign policy briefing." "--""The Seattle Times"
"At once funny and harrowing, insightful and appalling. . . . "The Taliban Shuffle" will pull you in so deep that you'll smell the poppies and quake from the bombs." --"The Minneapolis Star Tribune"
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"If you're looking for a window on the challenges facing Afghanistan and Pakistan today--from a resurgent Taliban to American incompetence to Afghan and Pakistani corruption and nepotism--Barker provides a sterling vantage point." --"San Francisco Chronicle "
" "
"Kim Barker gives a true and amusing picture of hellholes and the reporters on assignment in them. But she breaks the journo code of silence and reveals a trade secret of the hacks who cover hellholes: The hell of the holes is that they're kind of fun." --P. J. O'Rourke
""The Taliban Shuffle" gives us an insider's perspective of Afghanistan and Pakistan--their fascinating cultures, unstable governments, and burgeoning terrorist groups. . . . With dark, self-deprecating humor and shrewd insight, Barker chronicles her experiences as a rookie foreign reporter and the critical years when the Taliban resurged amidst the collapse of the Afghan and Pakistani governments." --"The Daily Beast
"
"Politically astute and clearly influenced by Hunter S. Thompson, Barker provides sharp commentary on the impotence of American foreign policy in South Asia after the victory against the Taliban. . . . Fierce, funny and unflinchingly honest." --"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Reveals many enduring truths. . . . Novel both for its humor and for its perspective . . . it rises (or sinks) to levels of seriousness that will be remembered long after the po-faced analysis of other writers has been forgotten." --"The National
"
"Brilliant, tender, and unexpectedly hilarious."" --Marie Claire
"
"Candid and darkly comic. . . . With self-deprecation and a keen eye for the absurd, Barker describes her evolution from a green, fill-in correspondent to an adrenaline junkie." --"Publisher's Weekly "
""The Taliban Shuffle" is "Scoop" meets "Dispatches," remixed with a twenty-first-century Bollywood soundtrack. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is the true story of what it is like to be a female journalist in one of the world's most exotic war zones, while telling the reader much about what is really going on today in Afghanistan and Pakistan." --Peter Bergen, author of "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda
"
"[An] immensely entertaining memoir." --"The Boston Globe"
"Yes, there are bombs. And there is carnage. And all sorts of mayhem. But mostly there are people, human beings even, with appetites--for life, for adventure, for riches, for love. Ms. Barker offers this world--the human world caught in the crosshairs of history--with a vitality rarely seen in accounts of the war. A compelling read that offers readers a glimpse of the goings-on behind the byline." --J. Maarten Troost, author of "The Sex Lives of Cannibals"

Remarkable. . . . [Barker] has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time. Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
""
"The Taliban Shuffle" isn t like any other book out there about Afghanistan and Pakistan. It s witty, brilliant, and impossible to put down. Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City"
"The Taliban Shuffle" is part war memoir, part tale of self-discovery that, thanks to Barker s biting honesty and wry wit, manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking. " ""Chicago Tribune"
""
What you d hear if the reporter never turned off the voice recorder between interviews brilliant firsthand outtakes that wind up telling us more about the Afghan debacle than any foreign policy briefing. " ""The Seattle Times"
At once funny and harrowing, insightful and appalling. . . . "The Taliban Shuffle" will pull you in so deep that you ll smell the poppies and quake from the bombs. "The Minneapolis Star Tribune"
""
If you re looking for a window on the challenges facing Afghanistan and Pakistan today from a resurgent Taliban to American incompetence to Afghan and Pakistani corruption and nepotism Barker provides a sterling vantage point. "San Francisco Chronicle "
""
Kim Barker gives a true and amusing picture of hellholes and the reporters on assignment in them. But she breaks the journo code of silence and reveals a trade secret of the hacks who cover hellholes: The hell of the holes is that they re kind of fun. P. J. O'Rourke
"The Taliban Shuffle" gives us an insider s perspective of Afghanistan and Pakistan their fascinating cultures, unstable governments, and burgeoning terrorist groups. . . . With dark, self-deprecating humor and shrewd insight, Barker chronicles her experiences as a rookie foreign reporter and the critical years when the Taliban resurged amidst the collapse of the Afghan and Pakistani governments. "The Daily Beast
"
Politically astute and clearly influenced by Hunter S. Thompson, Barker provides sharp commentary on the impotence of American foreign policy in South Asia after the victory against the Taliban. . . . Fierce, funny and unflinchingly honest. "Kirkus Reviews
"
Reveals many enduring truths. . . . Novel both for its humor and for its perspective . . . it rises (or sinks) to levels of seriousness that will be remembered long after the po-faced analysis of other writers has been forgotten. "The National
"
Brilliant, tender, and unexpectedly hilarious. " Marie Claire
"
Candid and darkly comic. . . . With self-deprecation and a keen eye for the absurd, Barker describes her evolution from a green, fill-in correspondent to an adrenaline junkie. "Publisher s Weekly "
"The Taliban Shuffle" is "Scoop" meets "Dispatches," remixed with a twenty-first-century Bollywood soundtrack. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is the true story of what it is like to be a female journalist in one of the world's most exotic war zones, while telling the reader much about what is really going on today in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Peter Bergen, author of "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda
"
[An] immensely entertaining memoir. "The Boston Globe"
Yes, there are bombs. And there is carnage. And all sorts of mayhem. But mostly there are people, human beings even, with appetites for life, for adventure, for riches, for love. Ms. Barker offers this world the human world caught in the crosshairs of history with a vitality rarely seen in accounts of the war. A compelling read that offers readers a glimpse of the goings-on behind the byline. J. Maarten Troost, author of "The Sex Lives of Cannibals"
"

Remarkable. . . . [Barker] has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The Taliban Shuffle isn t like any other book out there about Afghanistan and Pakistan. It s witty, brilliant, and impossible to put down. Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City
The Taliban Shuffle is part war memoir, part tale of self-discovery that, thanks to Barker s biting honesty and wry wit, manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking. Chicago Tribune

What you d hear if the reporter never turned off the voice recorder between interviews brilliant firsthand outtakes that wind up telling us more about the Afghan debacle than any foreign policy briefing. The Seattle Times
At once funny and harrowing, insightful and appalling. . . . The Taliban Shuffle will pull you in so deep that you ll smell the poppies and quake from the bombs. The Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you re looking for a window on the challenges facing Afghanistan and Pakistan today from a resurgent Taliban to American incompetence to Afghan and Pakistani corruption and nepotism Barker provides a sterling vantage point. San Francisco Chronicle

Kim Barker gives a true and amusing picture of hellholes and the reporters on assignment in them. But she breaks the journo code of silence and reveals a trade secret of the hacks who cover hellholes: The hell of the holes is that they re kind of fun. P. J. O'Rourke

The Taliban Shuffle gives us an insider s perspective of Afghanistan and Pakistan their fascinating cultures, unstable governments, and burgeoning terrorist groups. . . . With dark, self-deprecating humor and shrewd insight, Barker chronicles her experiences as a rookie foreign reporter and the critical years when the Taliban resurged amidst the collapse of the Afghan and Pakistani governments. The Daily Beast

Politically astute and clearly influenced by Hunter S. Thompson, Barker provides sharp commentary on the impotence of American foreign policy in South Asia after the victory against the Taliban. . . . Fierce, funny and unflinchingly honest. Kirkus Reviews

Reveals many enduring truths. . . . Novel both for its humor and for its perspective . . . it rises (or sinks) to levels of seriousness that will be remembered long after the po-faced analysis of other writers has been forgotten. The National

Brilliant, tender, and unexpectedly hilarious. Marie Claire

Candid and darkly comic. . . . With self-deprecation and a keen eye for the absurd, Barker describes her evolution from a green, fill-in correspondent to an adrenaline junkie. Publisher s Weekly

The Taliban Shuffle is Scoop meets Dispatches, remixed with a twenty-first-century Bollywood soundtrack. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is the true story of what it is like to be a female journalist in one of the world's most exotic war zones, while telling the reader much about what is really going on today in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Peter Bergen, author of The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda

[An] immensely entertaining memoir. The Boston Globe
Yes, there are bombs. And there is carnage. And all sorts of mayhem. But mostly there are people, human beings even, with appetites for life, for adventure, for riches, for love. Ms. Barker offers this world the human world caught in the crosshairs of history with a vitality rarely seen in accounts of the war. A compelling read that offers readers a glimpse of the goings-on behind the byline. J. Maarten Troost, author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals

"

"Remarkable. . . . [Barker] has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"The Taliban Shuffle isn't like any other book out there about Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's witty, brilliant, and impossible to put down." --Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City
"The Taliban Shuffle is part war memoir, part tale of self-discovery that, thanks to Barker's biting honesty and wry wit, manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking." --Chicago Tribune

"What you'd hear if the reporter never turned off the voice recorder between interviews--brilliant firsthand outtakes that wind up telling us more about the Afghan debacle than any foreign policy briefing." --The Seattle Times
"At once funny and harrowing, insightful and appalling. . . . The Taliban Shuffle will pull you in so deep that you'll smell the poppies and quake from the bombs." --The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"If you're looking for a window on the challenges facing Afghanistan and Pakistan today--from a resurgent Taliban to American incompetence to Afghan and Pakistani corruption and nepotism--Barker provides a sterling vantage point." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Kim Barker gives a true and amusing picture of hellholes and the reporters on assignment in them. But she breaks the journo code of silence and reveals a trade secret of the hacks who cover hellholes: The hell of the holes is that they're kind of fun." --P. J. O'Rourke

"The Taliban Shuffle gives us an insider's perspective of Afghanistan and Pakistan--their fascinating cultures, unstable governments, and burgeoning terrorist groups. . . . With dark, self-deprecating humor and shrewd insight, Barker chronicles her experiences as a rookie foreign reporter and the critical years when the Taliban resurged amidst the collapse of the Afghan and Pakistani governments." --The Daily Beast

"Politically astute and clearly influenced by Hunter S. Thompson, Barker provides sharp commentary on the impotence of American foreign policy in South Asia after the victory against the Taliban. . . . Fierce, funny and unflinchingly honest." --Kirkus Reviews

"Reveals many enduring truths. . . . Novel both for its humor and for its perspective . . . it rises (or sinks) to levels of seriousness that will be remembered long after the po-faced analysis of other writers has been forgotten." --The National

"Brilliant, tender, and unexpectedly hilarious." --Marie Claire

"Candid and darkly comic. . . . With self-deprecation and a keen eye for the absurd, Barker describes her evolution from a green, fill-in correspondent to an adrenaline junkie." --Publisher's Weekly

"The Taliban Shuffle is Scoop meets Dispatches, remixed with a twenty-first-century Bollywood soundtrack. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is the true story of what it is like to be a female journalist in one of the world's most exo...

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When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the -Taliban Shuffle- between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter--her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability. In this darkly comic and unsparing memoir, Barker uses her wry, incisive voice to expose the absurdities and tragedies of the -forgotten war, - finding humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak.

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