Hitch-22: A Memoir
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - foof2you - LibraryThing
Enjoyed the honesty and candor of this book. Interesting to see how his views came about. Used a lot of words that I had to look up. (One of the nice things about eReaders is the dictionary is included, but I did not read this on one of those.) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimocracy - LibraryThing
Boring. I had such high hopes but it just didn't pan out for me. I'm sure this was rivoting for political junkies but it seemed so stuffy and detached to me. Even the author's account of his mother's suicide seemed devoid of emotion. Read full review
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