Hainey, the deputy editor of GQ, tells the story of his father's death in this powerful memoir. Hainey's father was found dead near his car in what looked like a heart attack, with obituaries reading that his father had gone to the car "after visiting friends" – but no one could say exactly who they were or where they lived. Decades later, Hainey turns to his father's co-workers and friends in the newspaper business to find out the truth. "It's a lot about newspapermen," says Nelson. "It's sort of like 'Mad Men' on the page, all these hardboiled news guys.... It's very evocative of the time."