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Mortality is a very short collection of essays that Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair about his diagnosis of and living with oesophageal cancer. There are forays into other topics, but the essays mainly concern his living with cancer and all that that implies.
"To the dumb question 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?"
It's a very short book, but the essays are interesting. If you're familiar with Hitchens' output, then you know what to expect.