To: Christopher Hitchens
From: Rob Neppell
At the risk of being morbid (although your memoir does a well enough job of going there), I simply wanted to make one thing clear.
You are not allowed to die.
Not yet, at least, and certainly not anytime soon. Your work upon this earth is not done, and frankly, your continued presence upon it annoys all the right people. Including me, at times.
I hope sincerely that your treatment is successful, and that your recovery is speedy and complete. Your voice remains needed, and I hope we shall not be without it for long.