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Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian, and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly and Slate, Hitchens also wrote for The Weekly Standard, The National Review, and... show more



Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian, and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly and Slate, Hitchens also wrote for The Weekly Standard, The National Review, and The Independent, and appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthew's Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and C-Span's Washington Journal. He was named one of the world's "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Britain's Prospect.

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Birth date: April 13, 1949
Died: December 15, 2011
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 months ago
I miss Hitch. I may not agree with everything he wrote, but I really miss reading his reviews and articles. There have been few other columnists that made me start lists of other books to look out for while reading the review for a new book release. Hitchens was to the point, but always got ther...
Lemon Roadster
Lemon Roadster rated it 1 year ago
1984 is my all time favorite book.
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 1 year ago
I'll be honest, there's not a whole lot I can add to this. And I'm afraid if I go into too much of a lengthy review on this, it might upset people. That is not at all my intent. Full disclosure: I'm not very religious. Wasn't brought up with religious beliefs. I am not anti-religious by any stretc...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 2 years ago
There is a common thing in all of the anti-God-and-religion books, which is the misunderstanding of some of the major points and ideas in religions, especially Islam. For example, in this book Hitchens says that in Islam, and according to the Koran, apostasy is punishable by death.This is actually w...
Tami
Tami rated it 2 years ago
I had to read this for my real life book club. And, boy, was that hard work. Yes, this was written brilliantly. And it did have a rich cast of many, many interesting and unique characters. But. It was way too long and partially pretty boring. Though a lot happened to and with Augie, basicall...
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