Vanity Fair Article: Topic of Cancer (Christopher Hitchens)   1 comment

Topic of Cancer, an article recently published in Vanity Fair is especially interesting if you know Christopher Hitchens’ work (most notably his 2007 book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything). He captures his experience so poigniantly with such raw humor that I was transfixed. The article is a GREAT read, written in first person by Hitchens about his experience with cancer (being an atheist nonetheless).

One of my favorite lines, as he talks about his journey to the other side, as a “new citizen of the sick culture”: “The new land is quite welcoming in its way. Everybody smiles encouragingly and there appears to be absolutely no racism.” Ain’t that the truth.

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Posted August 31, 2010 by Lela in Uncategorized

One response to “Vanity Fair Article: Topic of Cancer (Christopher Hitchens)

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  1. Leandra, this is wonderful-thank you for sharing. Charlie Rose interviewed Hitchens a couple weeks ago, during which they discussed his cancer, among other things: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLO9vmYlqeM&feature=related

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