An Evening with Christopher Hitchens

January 20, 2011

UPDATE II: September 2011
A trove of previously uncollected works, Arguably chronicles the moods and modes of Christopher Hitchens through his own, masterful prose.
UPDATE: ARGUABLY: Selected Essays, by Christopher Hitchens
February 2011
Spanning four decades, ARGUABLY collects Christopher Hitchens' finest essays, literary criticism and journalism in one volume for the first.

Lauren at Thoughts Thought Out posted about her visit to Washington D.C. last month and her chat with Christopher. Read her post here.

CH tells her “I just finished writing a book.."
Anyone heard or read anything on what book that would be? She doesn't have the details. Last year he said he'd re-chisel the Ten Commandments and publish a book. Could that be it? Sure, we'll know soon but we are a bit curious, aren't we?


A new book! Huzzah!

Anonymous said...

I think it is a new collection of essays. I've heard him mention that somewhere.

Anonymous said...

A slow day for the Daily Hitch then...

Sorry, only joshing really - I really appreciate this site :-)

Anonymous said...

OK, it might be just my being heartless (or perhaps it's plain and simple jealousy), but let me say this: I drive by this man's house every day on the way to work (yeah, I know where he lives, and it's not really a secret), but I would never, ever, EVER think of bothering him like this. Am I wrong? I just wouldn't do this. Also: "he used such big words." Really, Lauren? (My apologies if you're not a native-English speaker - I sort of get the vibe that you aren't). Am I just being catty here? Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, three more things I didn't mention in my previous comment:

1) maybe the new book is the one mentioned here?: "Raab's e-mail Tuesday also disclosed that Twelve recently reached a two-book deal with Hitchens, who was diagnosed in June with cancer of the esophagus. The first book, "Arguably," is a collection of essays scheduled for September. The second, currently untitled, will be a "book-length meditation on malady and mortality."


3) Carol B. has always struck me as soundingly hilariously cool. I hope that's true.

Anonymous said...

Lauren sounds like a very young college student. And C Hitchens is a very sweet man.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

This woman sounds horrendous.

Anonymous said...

maybe she just comes off as sounding like a moron? some people can't write.

Anonymous said...

I am constantly amazed by Christopher Hitchens' kindness. How many of us would willingly chat to someone who just showed up at our door, especially if we weren't feeling great and had a lot to do?

guest said...

Thoughts here. Yes, you are being catty. This girl obviously is a christian and traveled all thw way to D.C. just talk with an atheist she admired. Admired. How many people do you earnestly seek after that have a radically different view point than you? And when you do, is it with kindness?


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir