And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Before he died in 2007, Kurt Vonnegut granted biographer Charles J. Shields (Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee) access to his life and letters. The result is an absorbing, authoritative work on the literary iconoclast whose darkly comic, poignantly profound novels (Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, among others) became touchstones for an era and redefined the way we think about our future and ourselves.