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Christopher Hitchens remembered at memorial service in NYC

In all the tributes we heard last year from the friends of the late skeptic bon vivant Christopher Hitchens, one detail we missed: He called himself “The Hitch.” For anyone else to refer to himself in the third-person would be a sign of insanity, author Martin Amis joked at Hitchens’s memorial service in Manhattan Friday, according to guests we spoke with. But “Hitch was penetratingly sane,” said Amis — and entirely in on the joke: Few other writers are recognized and stopped on the street by strangers, as he was.
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