February 17, 2016

The Taliban Shuffle | Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Giveaway...

In honor of Tina Fey's newest offering Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) hitting theaters March 4th, I am giving away one (1) copy of the memoir that the film is based on "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Kim Barker.
When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability. In this darkly comic and unsparing memoir, Barker uses her wry, incisive voice to expose the absurdities and tragedies of the “forgotten war,” finding humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak.
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When reporter Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to 'shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have. Also starring Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton, the film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) from a screenplay by Robert Carlock (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”). 


  1. I'd definitely travel to a country where I didn't know the language. I'd try and pick up the basics as fast as I could, though.

  2. I had no idea the movie was based on a book! As for your question, I would travel to another country where I didn't know the language, but not these countries. I'd definitely go to Italy, France, or Portugal though.

  3. I love the concept. I would move to either Spain or Ireland for the culture and because learning both Spanish and Gaelic is something that always interested me. Both places are beautiful and would most definitely be an experience of a lifetime!