HITCH 22: A MEMOIR - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing - ONLY COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST ONLINE

Hitchens, Christopher

Published by New York City, NY: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2010
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Title: HITCH 22: A MEMOIR - Rare Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 435 pages. Published in 2010. The author's memoir. One of the greatest books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. Features a DJ design by Eric Baker in bold yellow and the blurb by Gore Vidal at the back crossed out in printed red marker by Christopher Hitchens. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Christopher Hitchens' "Hitch 22". Landmark memoir by a great writer of his life and our time. Hitchens achieved bestseller status with "God Is Not Great", and those who found that account riveting will be even more riveted by its author's memoir. Hitchens was a formidable agent provocateur/intellectual. But what sets his memoir apart from his previous books is that it shows in a sustained manner (at 435 pages) what an engaging and superb storyteller he always was too, whether he was being nasty, naughty, or nice. If God is, in Hitchens' estimation, dangerous and boring at the same time, Hitchens was surely his own best creation: "If Hitchens didn't exist, we wouldn't be able to invent him" (Ian McEwan). Christopher Hitchens died of esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011. In his blurb for "Arguably", Christopher Buckley described his colleague and friend as "the greatest living essayist in the English language". In his obituary piece, Buckley reiterates: "One or two reviewers demurred, calling my effusion 'forgivable exaggeration'. To them I say: OK, name a better one. I would alter only one word in that blurb now". The word is obviously "living" now that Hitchens is dead, and Buckley unmistakably implies that the vacuum will not be filled any time soon. It won't. Surely not by the garrulous TV pundits nor for that matter, any of Hitchens' literary contemporaries and would-be successors. RIP, Mr. Hitchens. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Hitchens collectors. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: During the 2010 book tour that Hitchens abruptly suspended (which turned out to be his last), more than half of the copies were already Later Printings. ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings, are remainder-marked, or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. One of the most brilliant writer/intellectuals of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AND GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN B0089XOZTW. Bookseller Inventory # 17647

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