Hitch 22: A Memoir

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Atlantic Books, Limited, May 20, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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The acid, hilarious, confessional, provocative bestselling memoirs of our greatest contrarian, and the author of god Is Not Great.

In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traced 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 recalled 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.

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Review: Hitch-22: A Memoir

User Review  - Jonfaith - Goodreads

The chief attributes were the references to the Amis clan. There wasn't much else but a bloviated rasping. It may be fitting that I finished the book at a shopping mall, waiting for my wife. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Christopher Hitchens, the famous atheist, contrarian, author and man of ideas writes HITCH 22 not as a public figure, but as a man full of contradictions from political convictions to personal ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a columnist for Slate. He was the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger and Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as his international bestseller and National Book Award nominee, god Is Not Great. His memoir, Hitch-22, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, was nominated for the Orwell Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His last book, Mortality, was published in 2012 by Atlantic Books.

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