McChrystal Journalist Is No Hack Michael Hastings' writing includes a riveting Iraq memoir By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Jun 23, 2010 2:00 PM CDT 3 comments Comments The cover for the Kindle version of "I Lost My Love in Baghdad" by Michael Hastings. (Amazon) (Newser) – Why did Stanley McChrystal even agree to meet with a Rolling Stone writer? Maybe because that writer was Michael Hastings, a highly respected journalist who’s written for a host of publications. Business Insider highlights some of his more notable stories: I Lost My Love in Baghdad: In this incredible memoir, Hastings relates how he met his fiancé, a 28-year-old aid worker, in Baghdad, only to see her killed in a car bombing in 2007. Excerpt here. “8 Long Days,” Newsweek: This 2005 story follows Louisiana National Guardsmen stuck in Iraq as Katrina ravages New Orleans, eight days before they were scheduled to return home. "The Battle for Haifa Street," Newsweek: A telling look at a huge sectarian battle in the streets of Baghdad. "Hack: Confessions of a Presidential Campaign Reporter," GQ: A brutally candid account of Hastings' time following the 2008 race. "Newsweek: What Went Wrong," The Huffington Post: Hastings reflects on the sale of his former employer. "The Renegade General," Rolling Stone: You know, in case you'd missed it.