Any fan of Christopher Hitchens should own this work. Letters to a Young Contrarian is a reservoir of wisdom and insight that never dries nor tires. While it’s best to never entirely agree with any single person Hitchens offers a way in which to view and tackle the world that champions honesty and fact. The problem with this assessment though is that it is preaching to the choir, to borrow a religious metaphor. Christopher’s “letters” are best read by the opposition, especially those that disagree with his anti-theism and anyone looking to uncover reasoned world-views in light of individual and Global issues.