It's an important book because it re-enforces the truth that Hitchens and his ilk are nothing new and that free-thinkers have been railing against the suppressors since Adam was naked.
—Bruce Clark, Comedian and Writer
Winnipeg writer and comic Bruce Clark is in the business of making
people laugh. In fact he is one of the few Canadians who has performed
on the Tonight Show.
He performs in Las Vegas and he's a regular at Just for Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival
. He'll be performing in this year's comedy fest on April 9, 10, 13, 14 and 15.
Bruce also writes for the Winnipeg Free Press
and the Huffington Post
. We were curious to know what strikes his fancy when it comes to reading.
I have been a Christopher Hitchens
fan since I discovered him years ago. When I had the unique experience
of spending three hours with him in the Denver airport over drinks, I
became a bigger fan. After he died this past year, I re-read Letters to a young Contrarian
in his honour.
"The Portable Athiest" by Christopher Hitchens (Da Capo Press)
I read his memoir, Hitch-22
, and picked up the anthology he edited called The Portable Athiest
. I'm a big fan of any writer who pokes a stick at the power structure, especially organized religion. (No surprise that George Carlin
is still my favourite comic.) The Portable Athiest
sits beside my reading chair and I peck away at it, reading a chapter at a time. It's an important book because it re-enforces the truth that Hitchens and his ilk are nothing new and that free-thinkers have been railing against the suppressors since Adam was naked.