…we bought a particularly nice tree from this unsavory character. I made the mistake of saying, “hey, toss me that tree over there…” Opps.
“The life and career of award-winning journalist Christopher Hitchens is chronicled in this video collection. Hitchens, in his singular voice, reports and reflects on cultural trends, political events, and the forces that define our Age.”
I certainly didn’t always agree with what Hitchens wrote, but I like reading it. His life seems to me one prototype of what what a writer’s idealized life should be like. There are few famous people I’d meeting, or ever wished I’d met. Hitchens was one of those few:
There’s also this, a nice article that includes a wonderful poem by James Fenton: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html
And a few others:
I wish I could have James Fenton read a poem when I die.