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.
In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument. And he believes the personal is political.
This is the story of his life, lived large.
Very interesting read
This book was a very good listen. I was confused on how little he mentioned his brother, Peter. Expecially since Peter went the complete opposite direction. As for the audio quality, I have no idea why people complain about it, I found nothing wring
Can't hear? Nonsense!
To those complaining they can't hear the audio-try headphones to block out exterior noise. The only small issue is the muddy accent of Hitchens...well worth the effort and money. Pay no attention to those giving poor ratings for "lousy" audio quality.
Historical and thoughtful.
This work reflects a complex individual with a point of view, both global, thoughtful, pro individual freedom and anti-explotation (also called liberal or leftist) and seldom heard in todays "news".
Starting in his "19th century" colored childhood and progressing up to current events and issues, replete with insight for the literate or historical minded.