Hitch 22 A Memoir

by Christopher Hitchens

Biography / Autobiography

Hitch 22 A Memoir Synopsis

In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life. Hitch-22 is, by turns, moving and funny, charming and infuriating, enraging and inspiring. It is an indispensable companion to the life and thought of our pre-eminent political writer.

Hitch 22 A Memoir Press Reviews

'Christopher Hitchens is one of the great conversationalists of our age and his wit, style and erudition are brilliantly deployed in this glittering autobiography. Hitch-22 sparkles with funny stories, treasurable quotations, witty apercus and deft descriptions.'
Sunday Times

'A pert yet elegantly written memoir.'
Sunday Telegraph

'A fascinating account of the influences - political, cultural and philosophical - on Hitchens's intellectual development... A funny, sad, incisive, and serious narrative... He is our son and one of our most gifted writers. We should take pride in that and be busting our guts to get him back.'

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ISBN: 9781843549222
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843549222
Publication date: 1st April 2011
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Memoirs, Press & journalism,

About Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Professor in liberal studies at the New School in New York. He was named one of the world's 'Top 100 Public Intellectuals' by Foreign Policy  and Prospect. His books include Love, Poverty & War  and Blood, Class & Empire. Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and God Is Not Great were published by Atlantic Books.   Christopher Hitchens died in December 2011.

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