A Man Without A Country

A Man Without A Country

Book - 2005
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A New York Times Bestseller

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut's hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die--God forbid--I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, 'Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, 'Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.'"), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?").
Based on short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781583227138
Characteristics: 146 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Simon, Daniel 1957-


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AndreaG_KCMO Dec 09, 2019

An easy, quick read; just as relevant today as in 2004.

Aug 10, 2019

several humorous titles, and even tales, but it was more of a promotion for his other longer works. Good, fast read, easy to read but not as introspective about the condition of the nation and how the author related to it. Or the lack of relatability to it.

Jun 28, 2018

This book was referenced in Essential Vonnegut Interviews, a short series of conversations between Kurt Vonnegut and Walter James Miller. His mention of people without a consciences, or psychopathic personalities caught my interest. This is a more essential Vonnegut than the brief conversations. It is a look into the thoughts of a writer who reveals so much through his fiction writing that you want to know more.

Jan 15, 2016

My first taste of Kurt Vonnegut - now I want to read everything.

Jul 23, 2015

I had never read anything by Vonnegut before, but I will now. amazing how he found the words to say what I had thought but couldn't express. needless to say this book is not for the closed mind group

JCLJakeE Mar 15, 2013

"hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life" - Well Said. Vonnegut is an insightful humanist author who could never pass up the opportunity for a good laugh. My favorite quote, "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around and don't let anybody tell you different."

Apr 27, 2011

Whether you agree with him or not, he's a great writer. K.V. gives a piece of his soul with every sentence. I seriously appreciate this book.

Apr 04, 2010

a somewhat misinformed political rant

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