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Hitch-22: A 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.

©2011 Christopher Hitchens (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
    4/30/17
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    "Outstanding"

    A crash course into the topics most interesting and worthy of discussion !!! Inspiration on tap.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nigeyb
    Hove, England
    4/27/17
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    "Recommended"

    I came to this memoir fairly ignorant about Christopher Hitchens. I decided to listen to it having seen it as an Audible deal of the day offer. I’m very glad I did, and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in recent history, politics, and literature, and this despite finding some sections far more interesting than others.

    In 2009 Hitchins was surprised to see the caption "the late Christopher Hitchens" beneath a photo of him. This reminder of his mortality inspired him to write this memoir. He died two years later, rendering that inaccurate caption very fortuitous.

    Christopher Hitchens was a thoughtful, intelligent and erudite commentator who rubbed shoulders with interesting people and lived through interesting times, and this book has plenty of provocative opinions and revealing stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • richiesan
    4/23/17
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    "Not bad, but needs a professional narrator"

    So-so story of Christopher Hitchen's life. Nothing to get very excited about. They should have engaged a professional narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    4/9/17
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    "The Odyssey of a well travelled humble intellectual"

    My knowledge of Christopher Hitchens was predominantly limited to his debates with religious demagogues and political figures.

    This book gives a deeply profound, witty and amusing narrative to his turbulent life as a member of the International Socialists living through a tumultuous 20th century; from Czechoslovakia in 1968, to Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Suddam Hussein in the Gulf Wars.

    But the tragic circumstances of his family, the loss and stark contrast of personalities that made him the deep thinker, controversial speaker, and luminary of the written and spoken words.

    It is a must read

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  • Gavin Giovannoni
    London
    4/7/17
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    "Arrogance you can stomach. "

    Sad he's gone. A life of no regrets. Will miss his wit and insightful analyses.

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  • Nick Warren
    3/21/17
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    "A book that makes you think"

    A fascinating memoir made more by the author's own reading. I've not read anything of Christopher Hitchens' work before, but have now spent a fascinating week in his company.

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  • Justin Knight
    3/10/17
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    "Brilliant"

    As wonderful a listen this was, it serves as a sad reminder that he left us. Lord knows we could have done with him in this day and age.

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  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    1/20/17
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    "Hitch 22. I miss this man and his wit."

    For those of you who are on the left, this memoir may sound akin to Goldstein's Confession.
    On the contrary. Mr Hitchens speaks more of being true to oneself, rather than being loyal to a doctrine ( and, eventually, a Dogma.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan O'Keeffe
    London UK
    1/14/17
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    "superb"

    we've come to have high expectations of the Hitch and I am happy to say that he on no front disappoints. fascinating life brilliantly recounted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christoph
    London
    10/30/16
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    "Excellent read"

    Get to know the man that is Hitch. Amazing content and intelligence. He is missed as a brace and critical thinker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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