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The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A true-life Catch-22 set in the deeply dysfunctional countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region’s longest-serving correspondents.

Swift, funny, and wholly original, The Taliban Shuffle unforgettably captures the absurdities and tragedies of life in a war zone.


Chapter 1: Welcome to the Terrordome

Chapter 2: Montana

Chapter 3: American Idiot

Chapter 4: There Goes My Gun

Chapter 5: One Way or Another

Chapter 6: March of the Pigs

Chapter 7: Monkey Gone to Heaven

Chapter 8: Message in a Bottle

Chapter 9: Let’s Get Radical

Chapter 10: Hell Yes

Chapter 11: My New House

Chapter 12: Barely Legal


Chapter 13: Under Pressure

Chapter 14: Highway to Hell

Chapter 15: God Save the Queen

Chapter 16: Stray Cat Strut

Chapter 17: Lucky Star

Chapter 18: Suspicious Minds

Chapter 19: Rebel, Rebel

Chapter 20: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Chapter 21: London Calling

Chapter 22: Deadbeat Club

Chapter 23: Eye of the Tiger

Chapter 24: Bad Liver and a Broken Heart

Chapter 25: Young Americans

Chapter 26: When the Man Comes Around

Chapter 27: Hotel California

Epilogue: Take It or Leave It

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