Mortality

Mortality

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By (author) Christopher Hitchens

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  • Publisher: Twelve
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 188mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2012
  • ISBN 10: 145552347X
  • ISBN 13: 9781455523474
  • Sales rank: 27,339

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Christopher Hitchens was on a book tour for his memoir "Hitch-22" when he discovered he had cancer of the esophagus, an episode described with characteristic wit and candor in a series of articles he wrote for "Vanity Fair." In these essays, for which Hitchens was given the National Magazine Award, he describes his struggle not only with the disease but with its meaning to his friends and supporters, as well as his critics and detractors. "Both elegant and moving, these columns display insight and bravery," wrote the National Magazine Award judges. "Christopher Hitchens is the best writer in the worst of times, and we are grateful for him."

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Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He is also the author of the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably: Essays.

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"A seeker of truth to the end, and a deservedly legendary witness against the hypocrisy of the ever-sactimonious establishment. What zeal this man had to eviscerate the conceits of the powerful, whether their authority derived from wealth, the state, or a claim to the ear of the divine."--Robert Scheer, "TruthDig"