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And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-16 Pages: 544 Language: English Publisher: St. Martins Griffin In 2006. Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. The first response was no ( A most respectful demurring by me for the excellent writer Charles J. Shields. who offered to be my biographer). Unwilling to take no for an answer. propelled by a passion for his subject. and already deep into his research. Shields wrote again and this time. to his delight. the answer came back: OK For the next year - a year that ended up being Vonneguts last - Shields had unprecedented access to Vonnegut and his letters. While millions know Vonnegut as a counterculture guru. anti-war activist. and satirist of American culture. few outside his closest friends and family knew the full arc of his extraordinary life. And So It Goes changes tha...

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