Thanks to those of you who’ve gone out and bought my book, Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. Long term readers will find much that is familiar, though I’ve noticed, leafing through it, that having it packaged in a book makes the story of the war in Afghanistan make a tiny bit more sense.
CJ Chivers at the New York Times wrote a very nice review of it. I thank him for that, as there are many flaws in it he could have pointed out. “Though he has softened his language and tone lately,” Chivers writes, “[Mr. Foust] often does not play nice.” Too true! My tone is something I need to soften, if for no other reason that I’m realizing people actually read this stuff, so I can’t mouth off and make a joke out of ridicule the way a total unknown can.
Anyway, it is still on sale. I’m trying to get some more events lined up, so if you want me to come somewhere (and know how to pay for it!), I’m all ears.