Book Deal for ‘Runaway General’ Author Hastings

Michael Hastings will be writing a book based on his explosive “Runaway General” Rolling Stone profile of Stanley McChrystal. Geoff Shandler at Little, Brown bought the proposal, in a deal negotiated by Scott Moyers of the Wylie Agency.

From Little, Brown’s release:

Little, Brown Publisher Michael Pietsch says, “In his brilliant article Michael Hastings has already given us the clearest of insights into the disaster of America’s war in Afghanistan. He is a writer of extraordinary talent and his book will take us deeper and further into the war and its major architects, at a time when we need that clarity desperately.”

Hasting’s previous book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, recounted the death of his aid worker girlfriend in Iraq.

Book Deal for ‘Runaway General’ Author Hastings