Having recently turned 60, Christopher Hitchens decided it was time to write a memoir. Hence Hitch-22, his new book published earlier this month. For a moment, the publicity machine got rolling. (Above, we have him talking with Anthony Layser in a short video called "Drinking with Hitchens." Watch Part 2 here.) But, for whatever reason, things have now come to a halt. Multiple speaking engagements on the West coast (my neck of the woods) have suddenly been canceled, as True/Slant notes. And, rightly or wrongly, there's now speculation about Hitchens's health. Neither Hitchens nor his representatives have offered any official explanation. Dailyhitchens.com will inevitably keep monitoring the situation.
Note: You can download Hitch-22 (narrated by Hitchens himself) for free via Audible.com. Read more about their no-strings attached promotion here.