The Last Magazine (Paperback)

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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.

— Lisa

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.

— From Lisa

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The funniest, most savage takedown of the American newsmedia since Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail 72. The Washington Post

Michael Hastings untimely death at the age of thirty-three rocked the journalism community. But the New York Times bestselling author of The Operators left behind an unexpected legacy: a wickedly funny novel based on Hastings's own journalistic experiences in the mid-2000s. Discovered in his files, the novel features a wet-behind-the-ears intern named Michael M. Hastings who must choose between his career and the truth. A searing portrait of print journalism's last glory days, The Last Magazine earned Hastings comparisons to Evelyn Waugh and Hunter S. Thompson and stands as a testament to one of America's most treasured reporters.

About the Author


Michael Hastingswas a contributing editor toRolling Stoneand a correspondent at large for BuzzFeed. Before that he worked forNewsweek, where he rose to prominence covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the recipient of the 2010 George Polk Award for hisRolling Stonemagazine storyThe Runaway General. Hastings was the author of three books, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, Panic 2012, The Operators, andThe Last Magazine. He died in 2013, and was posthumously honored with the Norman Mailer Award for Emerging Journalist."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147516183
ISBN-10: 0147516188
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English