A shattering account of war and disillusionment from a young woman reporter on the front lines of the war on terror.
A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, journalist Megan K. Stack, a twenty-five-year-old national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times , was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information.
"A bell-clear, powerful indictment of the debacle of recent Middle Eastern war policy.... A scathing look at the human costs of war." - Kirkus Reviews
"[A] searing memoir....gripping accounts of the sorrows of war. [Stack's] vivid, atmospheric prose and keen empathy make her a superb observer of the region's horrific particulars." - Publisher's Weekly
"Every Man in This Village is a Liar is a courageous report from the front lines of the hostilities between the West and the Muslim world. Journalist Megan Stack sheds the customary pretenses of her profession to show us--with blistering eloquence and her own raw nerves laid bare--war's impact on the non-combatants who bear the brunt of its horrors. You'll be thinking about this book long after you turn the final page." - Jon Krakauer, author of Where Men Win Glory
"'We were all stripped of technology,' Megan Stack writes, 'reduced to our ancient selves, to faces found and words spoken in person.' And that is the secret of this extraordinary book: Stack removes all the usual nonsense from war reporting. What you read here is the truth, gorgeously rendered in shimmering sentences, but unrelenting all the same. The honesty of her reporting, the clarity of her vision is breath-taking. It is a remarkable piece of work." - Joe Klein, author of Politics Lost and Primary Colors