Cary Goldstein, is Publisher & Editor-in- Chief, Twelve Books, the publisher of Christopher Hitchens memoir, Mortality (Twelve/Hatchette Book Group, $22.99). Throughout the course of his eighteen-month ordeal battling terminal esophageal cancer, renowned journalist, author, and atheist Christopher Hitchens adamantly refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In his memoir, Mortality, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. “Funny, smart, irreverent, and surprisingly moving, this lucid, unflinching end-of-life journey through "Tumorville" is brave and powerful stuff.”—Amazon Best Books of the Month. Writer Carol Blue, married to Hitchens since 1991, wrote the afterword to Mortality.