Over the course of his 62 years, Christopher Hitchens was a citizen of the United States and also the United Kingdom; he was a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam who became a supporter of the war in Iraq; and he was alternately a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. He was a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide. This wonderfully written memoir (published just before he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer) reveals a fascinating life in which the personal was political.
Hitch-22: A Memoir
Author: Christopher Hitchens.