A book on Zulfikar Ali Shah Nawaz Bhutto is apt to be controversial. Apart from being the President of Pakistan, Bhutto has been one of the most unpredictable politicians in the Indian sub0continent. Volatile, aggressive, and cursed with a sharp tongue and cruel wit, Bhutto is yet a loyal friend, a good mixer, and a delightful companion. Bhutto has described himself as the child of extremes prevailing in the subcontinent. One seldom knows what he will say next still less what he may do next. Zulfi my friend is an intimate biography of Bhutto. Written by Piloo Mody, a childhood companion and a friend of many years, it attempts to present an unbiased portrait of Bhutto, the man. Describing the main political trends in the sub-continent, Mody analyses Bhutto’s political ideas and policies.