Here’s what Rather wrote about the book:
Have just read My Life With the Taliban, by Abdul Salam Zaeef. Worth reading under a “know your enemy” heading. Zaeef helped found the Taliban and knows the movement well. One may not like the author or what he’s written, much less agree with him, but he writes clearly, interestingly & informatively. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Whom are we fighting in Afghanistan?” this book provides answers worth pondering.