This collection of Vonnegut s letters is the autobiography he never wrote from the letter he posted home upon being freed from a German POW camp, to notes of advice to his children: Don t let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my life . Peppered with insights, one-liners and missives to the likes of Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass and Bernard Malamud, Vonnegut is funny, wise and modest. As he himself said: I am an American fad of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop .
Like Vonnegut s books, his letters make you think, they make you outraged and they make you laugh. Written over a sixty-year period, and never published before, these letters are alive with the unique point of view that made Vonnegut one of the most original writers in American fiction.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Random House
- Publication Date: 30/10/2012
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9781448161744
- Paperback / softback from £11.35