Hitch-22: Book summary and reviews of Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens

Hitch-22

A Memoir

by Christopher Hitchens

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Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
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  • Published Jun 2010
    448 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument. And he believes the personal is political.

This is the story of his life, lived large.

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"Starred Review. Few authors can rile as easily as Hitchens does, but even his detractors might find it difficult to put down a book so witty, so piercing, so spoiling for a fight. He makes you want to be as good a reader as he is a writer." - Booklist

"Not only is the writing original and flowing, but this memoir is brimming with political and cultural insights. A reader may disagree with Hitchens's take on the world, but his writing wins the day." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Hitchens ... offers an engrossing account of his lives as a British Navy brat, a socialist activist and a leading essayist and intellectual of our time ... Revealing and riveting." - Kirkus Reviews

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Christopher Hitchens Author Biography

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Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, and the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He also wrote the international bestsellers God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died in 2011.

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