Friday, November 9, 2012

The Amazon description of Paula Broadwell's book is rather awkward now

Via WTTW
Slate just confirmed that the woman with whom the CIA Director was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of his biograhy All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.

If the title itself doesn't send you into fits of schadenfreude giggles, here is that book's Amazon description. I've bolded the parts that require a laugh track:


Afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends, Broadwell embedded with the general, his headquarters staff, and his soldiers on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in Afghanistan to chronicle the experiences of this American general as they were brought to bear in the terrible crucible of war. All In draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Petraeus and his top officers and soldiers to tell the inside story of this commander's development and leadership in war from every vantage point.

Yeah, I know. Verrrrry mature. (And nothing to do with advertising ethics.) But hey, it's Friday night.


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