The New York Times’ Los Angeles bureau chief Adam Nagourney has landed one hell of an awkward book deal — to write about the Times itself.
According to The Huffington Post, Nagourney—who has been with the Times since 1996—is writing about the modern history of the paper for Tim Duggan Books’ Crown imprint. He told HuffPost that, despite being an obvious fan of the Times, the book would be “honest.”
“I’m not going to pull any punches, and I don’t think the Times deserves a book that pulls any punches,” he explained. “I think it’s a very balanced, nuanced story. The Times is a very fascinating, powerful, wonderful place run by incredibly talented and often flawed people, who can do some great stuff and can also screw some stuff up.”