“Hitch 22”

Posted: June 8, 2010 in Books
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“…Hitchens recalls being approached by Amis who claimed that he needed to visit a brothel in order to write his now seminal novel Money. After taking a moment to compose himself, Amis starts again saying: “And you,” he pauses for a moment and continues “are fucking well coming with me.” As surprised as Hitchens was, it was only the tip of the iceberg. He later learned that Amis had “cleared” this most sordid affair with his then-wife Antonia telling her: “I’m going to a handjob parlor with Hitch.” After their visit to the brothel, the two partners in crime went to a Japanese restaurant to drink sake in an effort to cure their hangovers from the night before…” Read more of this and several other quotes here; they’re from Hitchens memoir, Hitch 22. Antoher new book of memoirs I can’t wait to read is Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Nomad.

The most recent book of Hitchens’ that I’ve read is God Is Not Great, probably one of the top three or four books on the absurdity of religion.


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