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Mar 31, 2020 | ISBN 9781609806101

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If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? is a spectacular read in its entirety, brimming with Vonnegut’s unflinching convictions and timeless advice to the young.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut’s crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times Book Review

“Like so much of Vonnegut’s work, these speeches combine absurdist humor, pessimism and countercultural politics, with improbably and disarmingly charming results.” —Troy Jollimore, Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? is a blast of pure acid.” Entertainment Weekly

“The material here offers us a slightly different lens, a different window, extending across a wide range of time and geography, from Fredonia College in Fredonia New York in 1978 to Eastern Washington University in Spokane in 2004, and framed by not just Vonnegut’s sense of humor but also of humanity, his faith in our essential decency.” —David Ulin, Los Angeles Times

“These delightful scattershot commencement speeches offer fresh clues to what lay behind Kurt Vonnegut’s twinkly visage—clues that are well worth celebrating.” —Peter Matthiessen

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