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If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers

“Teaching, may I say, is the noblest profession of all in a democracy.”

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Writer’s Responsibility, the Limitations of the Brain, and Why the Universe Exists: A Rare 1974 WNYC Interview
Kurt Vonnegut on the Writer’s Responsibility, the Limitations of the Brain, and Why the Universe Exists: A Rare 1974 WNYC Interview

“We have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.”

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Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers
Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, Le Guin, Woolf, and other titans of literature.

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom
Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom

The meaning of life, in a short verse.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Life-Advice to His Children
Kurt Vonnegut’s Life-Advice to His Children

Educate yourself, welcome life’s messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs.

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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word
How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

“The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.”

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