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Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
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Sep 01, 10

bookshelves: asia, europe, humour, non-fiction, the-daily-show
Read from August 25 to September 01, 2010

I like that this book is on the "Yellowest Books Ever" List.

I admit to a bias about this book - I have a soft spot for Hitchens. I don't always agree with him but I know him to be a seeker of the truth and a skeptic, two traits I respect. Plus, I will always give a narrow-shouldered scruffy Englishman the benefit of the doubt.

My first encounter with him was actually through television. He writes that his second career as talk show guest is undertaken reluctantly but it brought him to my dinner-table, in a sense. He appeared on Dennis Miller's short-lived talk show and managed to upstage Miller, which is an epic feat.

I understood him to be a great seeker of the modern adventure but I had no idea exactly how much mischief he'd gotten himself into. There is plenty of worthy material here. Don't expect a tell-all though - this book is chiefly about his work, with no mention of the wives & kids beyond a few paragraphs.
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