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If this isn't nice, what is? : advice for the young

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: New York : RosettaBooks, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Quotations
Anthologies
Quotations, maxims, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 9780795333668 0795333668 9780795333637 0795333633
OCLC Number: 849930402
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Baccalaureate --
How to make money and find love! --
Advice to graduating women (that all men should know!) --
How to have something most billionaires don't --
Why you can't stop me from speaking ill of Thomas Jefferson --
How music cures our ills (and there are lots of them) --
Don't despair if you never went to college! --
What the "ghost dance" of the Native Americans and the French painters who led the Cubist movement had in common --
How I learned from a teacher what artists do --
Don't forget where you come from --
Unstuck in time : quotes to ponder.
Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut.
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Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their long-delayed puberty ceremony-marking the passage from student to full-time adult. This book makes the perfect gift for high school or college graduates-or for parents and grandparents who remember Vonnegut fondly and want to connect with him in a new context.

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