Hitch 22: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Hitch 22: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 06/05/2021
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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

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.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781838952334
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 353 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


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If Hitchens didn't exist, we wouldn't be able to invent him. * Ian McEwan *
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. * Spectator *

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“One of the best Swansong-Memoirs in living memory”

In politics, there are sometimes rare people who seem to reach their pinnacle just before their death and hence are saved an ignominious downfall.
An example that springs to mind is British Prime Minister Disraeli,... More

Paperback edition
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“Gone but certainly never forgotten”

This is a memoir first published in 2010. My copy is the 2011 edition that includes a forward by Hitchens having earlier that same year been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He died in December 2011.
Christopher... More

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“Gone but not Forgotten”

This is a memoir first published in 2010. My copy is the 2011 edition that includes a forward by Hitchens having earlier that same year been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He died in December 2011.
Christopher... More

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