a memoir

435 pages

English language

Published Nov. 15, 2010 by McClelland & Stewart.

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4 stars (4 reviews)

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.

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Another Side of the Hitch

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There are so many quotes from this book that I would love to present to you now but I think it's probably best you just read it. I feel that, in the modern era, Hitchens is predominantly known for his views on religion and his debates on the same topic. That is one of the many reasons I loved this book, it provided a completely different side to Hitchens whilst also explaining the context behind his religious viewpoints. Despite occasionally skipping over details that I think would have been rather fascinating and lingering on details that seem unimportant, this book is a rather good memoir.

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