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If this isn't nice, what is? : the graduation speeches and other words to live by

Author: Kurt Vonnegut; Dan Wakefield
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Speech : English : (Much) expanded second editionView all editions and formats
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Selected and introduced by fellow novelist and friend Dan Wakefield, this much-expanded edition now includes a total of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut's speeches. In each of these talks Vonnegut takes pains to find the few things worth saying and a conversational voice to say them in that isn't heavy-handed or pretentious or glib, but funny and serious and joyful even if sometimes without seeming so.
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Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut; Dan Wakefield
ISBN: 9781609806972 1609806972
OCLC Number: 936360408
Notes: Chiefly consists of selected graduation speeches given by Vonnegut at various educational institutions.
Description: xix, 187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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 --
How music cures our ills (and there are lots of them) --
What the "ghost dance" of the Native Americans and the French painters who led the Cubist movement have in common --
How I learned from a teacher what artists do --
Don't forget where you come from --
Why social justice does more than art to nourish the American dream --
How to be a wise guy or a wise girl --
Why you can't stop me from speaking ill of Thomas Jefferson --
Don't despair if you never went to college! --
How I got my first job as a reporter and learned to write in a simple, direct way, while not getting a degree in anthropology --
Somebody whould have told me not to join a fraternity --
The most censored writer of his time defends the First Amendment --
My dog likes everybody, but that was not inspired by ancient Greece and Rome or the Renaissance --
Unstuck in time : quotes to ponder.
Other Titles: Speeches.
If this is not nice, what is?
Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield.

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Selected and introduced by fellow novelist and friend Dan Wakefield, this much-expanded edition now includes a total of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut's speeches. In each of these talks Vonnegut takes pains to find the few things worth saying and a conversational voice to say them in that isn't heavy-handed or pretentious or glib, but funny and serious and joyful even if sometimes without seeming so.

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