BOOKS

Hitch 22

Christopher Hitchens

RRP: £12.99

1 April 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843549222

RRP: £11.99

20 May 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848877535

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

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-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.