12/16/2011 08:28 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2014

"Death Is a Very Liberating Thought"

On June 4, 2010, Christopher Hitchens appeared on LIVE from the NYPL, in conversation with Paul Holdengraber. This was three days before he became terribly ill. When asked "why write a memoir now?," he answered by saying, "You've got to do it in time." We will miss him.