In an article in New York magazine, Professor of English Donald Foster revealed that a computerized textual analysis showed that the anonymous author of the sensational roman à clef centering on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign was Newsweek columnist Joe Klein.  Denying authorship, Klein said the professor should get a new computer, and Foster responded, “Joe Klein wrote this book, or else it’s an almost impossibly clever hoax by someone who wanted his work to be taken for Joe Klein’s.”     The Albany Times Union

On July 17, 1996, after repeatedly denying authorship and dismissing Foster’s scholarship, Klein admitted the novel was his work.