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Mortality
By Christopher Hitchens, Carol Blue ( (other contributor)) and Graydon Carter (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Twelve
Publication date May 13, 2014
Pages 104
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781455502769
ISBN-10 1455502766
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.22 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis.

Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.

MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.


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Hardcover
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With Carol Blue (other contributor), Graydon Carter (other contributor) | Large print edition from Twelve (September 4, 2012)
9781455522552 | details & prices | 134 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.99
About: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax.
With Carol Blue (other contributor), Graydon Carter (other contributor) | from Twelve (September 4, 2012)
9781455502752 | details & prices | 104 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.99
About: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax.
Paperback
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With Carol Blue (other contributor), Graydon Carter (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Twelve (May 13, 2014)
9781455502769 | details & prices | 104 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $15.00
About: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax.
from Twelve (September 4, 2012)
9781455523474 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $14.99
About: Christopher Hitchens was on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22 when he discovered he had cancer of the esophagus, an episode described with characteristic wit and candor in a series of articles he wrote for Vanity Fair.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Simon Prebble (other contributor), Carol Blue (other contributor), Graydon Carter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Twelve (September 4, 2012)
9781619691889 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $22.98
About: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax.

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