Carol Blue on Q

September 21, 2012

The iconoclast Christopher Hitchens loved life and delighted in "doing and thinking and writing all the things that he had always done, up until the very end," says his widow, Carol Blue.
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Carol Blue On Mourning And 'Mortality'

September 13, 2012

Talk of the Nation.
Carol Blue, Hitchens' wife of 20 years, interviewed on NPR by Neal Conan.

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An interview with Carol Blue

September 11, 2012

Amazon: Mortality shows us a different side of Christopher Hitchens. How was he different in private from the public persona that so many of us saw?
There was a gentle side of Christopher that wasn’t necessarily on display in his public appearances. If you were to watch every YouTube video of Christopher speaking and debating, it wouldn’t convey what he was like in private...

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Carol Blue on The Leonard Lopate Show

September 9, 2012

Carol Blue, the widow of Christopher Hitchens, discusses his last book, Mortality, a collection of his series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, written over the last year of his life.

Carol Blue on "CBS This Morning"

September 8, 2012

Mortality reviews 3

September 2, 2012

The Wall Street Journal
A Wit Rages Before the Abyss
By Henry Allen

The proof that there is no afterlife is that Christopher Hitchens is not sending us columns, essays, books, perversities, aperçus and polemics from it. The closest we have so far is the 104 pages of "Mortality." He wrote them while knowing that he would die soon of esophageal cancer, which he did last Dec. 15, at the age of 62. Not a word from him since.

The Guardian
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens – review
By Colm Tóibín

He was the best company in the whole world; he had read widely and because he was an industrious man and filled with curiosity, he hoped to read much more. He would stay up late drinking and talking, moving with judicious and delicious care from the large questions of the day to the small sweet business of invective, anecdotes and gossip.

The New York Times/Sunday Book Review
Staying power
By Christopher Buckley

Christopher Hitchens began his memoir, “Hitch-22,” on a note of grim amusement at finding himself described in a British National Portrait Gallery publication as “the late Christopher Hitchens.” He wrote, “So there it is in cold print, the plain unadorned phrase that will one day become unarguably true.”

Big Think
Book Of The Month
By Nick Clairmont

We are pleased but saddened to introduce our third book of the month: Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. The posthumous book represents the last work of the great journalist, polemicist, and thinker.

The Last Word
By Jeff Sharlet

Mortality, a posthumous collection of Christopher Hitchens’s short essays on living with terminal esophageal cancer—“a distinctly bizarre way of ‘living,’” he emphasizes, “lawyers in the morning and doctors in the afternoon”—is an odd little book, neither fully a cancer memoir nor a meditation on the meanings we attribute to the disease.

Book Review Podcast: Mortality

September 1, 2012

Arts Beat/The New York Times
By John Williams

This week in the New York Times Book Review, Christopher Buckley reviews “Mortality” by Christopher Hitchens, a slender book that collects the essays Mr. Hitchens wrote after being stricken with esophageal cancer.


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir