Hitch-22: A Memoir
The acid, hilarious, confessional and provocative memoirs of the bestselling author of God is Not Great - a story of a life, lived large. 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. Hitchens traces his journey from a Portsmouth military family to Balliol College, Oxford and provides vivid accounts of his friendships and famous feuds - Gore Vidal, Martin Amis, Tariq Ali and Edward Said to name but a few - as well as his blistering attacks on Mother Teresa and the Almighty Himself. Confessional, candid and very funny, Hitch-22 is a brilliant expose of one of the world's most controversial thinkers. First published 2010.