I received the trailer for the movie before receiving the book, but once I watched it, I immediately started tapping fingers and checking the mailbox. I was not disappointed when I did get to dive into the pages. While I am assuming that the movie will be made more comedic than the original story, the book definitely amuses slyly while also keeping you on the edge of your seat as you read about the situations Kim keeps finding herself in.
This may be one of the few times I recommend a book AND the movie!
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, the upcoming movie starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina, is based on Kim Barker’s memoir of her time reporting in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kim uses her sharp wit and humor to describe her dangerous and exciting time in these troubled countries in her book, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (Anchor; February 23, 2016).
Kim first arrived in Kabul in 2002, with nothing more than a passport and a dire need for a translator. Despite the dangers and the shaky circumstances, Kim’s love for these countries grew, as did her fear for their future sustainability. After five years spent wearing a scarf, abiding by the cultural norms and traveling long hours on unpaved roads, Kim returns to America and is eager to tell of her long-lasting love story with these countries.
Read this book before you see the movie!
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
is soon to be released as a Major Motion Picture starring Tina Fey.
Release date: March 4th, 2016