Christopher Hitchens was a wonderful polemicist—first rate—and as good as Nietzsche but without the madness born of syphilis.
Our reason is what puts us at the top of the food chain. We are born into this world weak, naked and vulnerable, but reason gives us a tool to exert our mastery over nature.
Curiosity is the instinct that prompts us to act, so a book about curiosity should tell us how to act. This is the first to do so with its 12 rules for life.