"Splendidly assembled . . . familiar, funny, cranky . . . chronicling [Vonnegut's] life in real time."--Kurt Andersen, "The New York Times Book Review"
"[This collection is] by turns hilarious, heartbreaking and mundane. . . . Vonnegut himself is a near-perfect example of the same flawed, wonderful humanity that he loved and despaired over his entire life."--"NPR"
"Congenial, whimsical and often insightful missives . . . one of [Vonnegut's] very best."--"Newsday"
""Letters"' greatest gift is the gift of all such anthologies: It humanizes an icon. . . . The fallibility and kindness of the real person shine through clearer in his more personal writing, separating the author from the oeuvre in a way that makes both richer.""--The A.V. Club"
"There are authors we admire or envy, but there are just a few we really, really love, and Vonnegut is one of them."--"The Washington Post"
"These letters display all the hallmarks of Vonnegut's fiction--smart, hilarious and heartbreaking."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Smart, funny, and very compassionate. Reading this is a must for fans of the author."--"The Christian Science Monitor"
"Old correspondence from even famous writers can be a bore, but not Vonnegut's. He was always at his best when adopting an intimate, down-to-earth tone, and the same animating force that made him a brilliant storyteller is evident again and again in these letters. . . . This is a frank and funny book, offering rich insights into Vonnegut's character and career."--"The Dallas Morning News"
"This miraculous volume of selected letters provides a moving and revelatory portrait of the famed author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle. . . . "Fans will find the collection as spellbinding as Vonnegut's best novels, and casual readers will discover letters as splendid in their own way as those of Keats."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
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