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.
Never one to pull a punch or mince words, Christopher Hitchens remains as uncensored as always even when the subject is himself. Whether discussing his prep school days, his mother's suicide, his late discovery of his Jewish heritage, his famous disdain for religion, his activism against the Vietnam War, his championing of the Iraq War, his hobnobbing with literary luminaries, his reporting from the world's hot spots, or his well-known penchant for decadent living, "Hitch" always has a wry aside, a piercing insight, or an unforgettable anecdote. HITCH-22 gives readers front-row seats on a cultural journey through the last 50-odd years with one of the world's most erudite and entertaining guides. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.
- Biography + Autobiography
- Personal Memoirs, Editors + Journalists + Publishers, Political
- June 3, 2011
- June 3, 2011
- Christopher Hitchens
- Christopher Hitchens (Narrator)