BOOKS

Hitch 22

Christopher Hitchens

RRP: £10.99

1 April 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843549222

RRP: £9.49

20 May 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848877535

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.