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A Man Without a Country
A Man Without a Country | Kurt Vonnegut
A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonneguts hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I dieGod forbidI 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.
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Trashcanman
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Amén!

Leftcoastzen Hallelujah for this and Vonnegut! 1mo
Emilymdxn This has made me want to read Vonnegut a lot more! 1mo
CarolynM Indeed. 1mo
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britt_brooke Love Vonnegut! 3mo
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catiewithac
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I sometimes forget that Vonnegut was alive after 9/11 and during the Bush/Cheney years. He was cynical in his last years but never without hope. Reading this book of late essays made me miss his voice in the present. What would Vonnegut say about Trump, fake news, American Nazism? I hope he could still find hope in our current predicament. 🤞🏼

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Kimberlone I‘ve read Tocqueville! His perspective on young America is very insightful 5mo
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tjwill ❤️ KV 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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I received your letter @MaGoose ! I‘m amazed that you had to put all of that on the address. I‘ve never had anyone have that kind of issue mailing to me before.
The bookmarks are gorgeous. Thank you so much.
I hope you enjoy the book whenever you do get to reading it.

MaGoose Yeah, the letter came back to me twice! I'm glad you finally got it. The book has a place on my shelves and TBR list for now. 13mo
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TK-421
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“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles." #QuotsyOct18 #Bully

Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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britt_brooke One of my favorite KV quotes! 14mo
JoScho Good one! 14mo
swynn If only he knew ... 14mo
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AmyG Now it‘s the worst of my high school class. 😪 14mo
LittleBug Was looking at that one too😁 14mo
Gina Well that would be spot on if I were a kid in the 50s. Here is to term limits for ALL! 14mo
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MaGoose
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@OrangeMooseReads Thank you!! This will be added to my TBR list.

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OrangeMooseReads
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My aunt had this in a group garage sale and I couldn‘t bare to leave it behind unsold. It‘s in excellent condition, doesn‘t even look read. The letter M is written on the title page. This one is series of short essay. Would be a good start to understand Vonnegut the person which helps you better understand his fiction.
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OrangeMooseReads @MaGoose it‘s yours email me your address at OrangeMooseReads @ Gmail dot com 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Free Books! I got a bunch of free books today. A couple will be for giveaways. These were left over from a family garage sale.

Lynnsoprano One Thousand White Women has been sitting on my shelf for over a year😊 1y
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Pickpick

A reread for me. Visiting an old friend who could have made me laugh at the times despite myself.

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BlueMonday42
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Pickpick

Thank you, Mr. Vonnegut.

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BlueMonday42
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Preach.

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BlueMonday42
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Busy busy busy.

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britt_brooke
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You know you need this one!

#ebookdeal #stackit #Vonnegut #KV

Pluralconstant 😱😱 2y
TLVZ721 Wow! What a deal! I jumped right over the Amazon and bought it. Thanks for sharing! 2y
britt_brooke @TLVZ721 Yay! 👏🏻 2y
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OrangeMooseReads This is a good one 👍🏼 2y
britt_brooke @OrangeMooseReads I really enjoyed it, too. 😊 2y
Trashcanman Just bought it also, thanks for the heads up Britt. 2y
britt_brooke @Trashcanman It‘s a great read. Hope you enjoy! 2y
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We had friends visiting from out of town this weekend, so no reading time, but they are good friends who know me well. Exibit A : this beautiful print they brought as a gift! I can‘t wait to get it framed!

It‘s from a Texas artist you can find at
VMBEE.com

britt_brooke Love this, love Vonnegut! 2y
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tjwill
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Oh Kurt Vonnegut, how I love you. 💕

Dulcinella ❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads ❤️❤️ 2y
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tjwill
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Today‘s #bookmail... #ihaveaproblem! A Man Without a Country was my first Vonnegut and one of my favorite books. I lent it to a friend years ago and figured I‘ll probably never get it back. I also got these two poetry collections (tagged below). I‘ll post more about them when I start reading them. 😁

Somasis I love Odes to Common Things! Neruda is one of my favorites 💖 2y
tjwill @Somasis I haven‘t read much of his yet, but I like what I‘ve read and like the premise of this book, and the bilingual edition will help me practice my Spanish. 2y
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Found this book at Goodwill and thought it was fiction. It‘s not. Thankfully, it‘s short, so I can add another book to my very short reading list from 2017.

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jdtchicago
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Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.

RaimeyGallant This is a little triggery to read. 2y
britt_brooke Thoroughly enjoyed this book! 2y
UwannaPublishme 😁✍🏻 2y
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Fighting the flu and chasing this one around during today's @DeweysReadathon so I'm opting for this old favorite to reread if I ever get a minute.

Bookworm83 What a cutie! Feel better! 2y
rayna Love this book! And feel better! 2y
JacqMac Aww I hope the cutie gives you some quiet time. 2y
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RebeccaLHoward
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Bookish advice. I don't know who I would have become without deciding to apply this to my life once upon a time. What lines have been your game changers?

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britt_brooke
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coffeenebula ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
KVanRead ❤😂👏 3y
JenniferJarrell Lol pretty much my life philosophy 3y
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CuriousG This is my kind of life philosophy! 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
britt_brooke @coffeenebula @KVanRead @JenniferJarrell @CuriousG @LauraBeth The answer to life's biggest question is simple. 😁 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
MrBook Well, we're not a ball of gas like Jupiter or the Sun. 3y
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And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is'.

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krismlars
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Maybe not what I needed right now, given my growing disappointment in the human race. It's probably for the best that Vonnegut didn't live to see Pres. 45...#TheYearKristiReadsHerBookshelf

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"Do you realize that all great literature - Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, A Farewell to Arms, The Scarlet Letter, The Red Badge of Courage, The Iliad and The Odyssey, Crime and Punishment, The Bible, and The Charge of the Light Brigade -are all about what a bummer it is to be a human being?" (Broncos always, even when we're not in the Super Bowl. But go Falcons!)

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Every time I read a Vonnegut book I come away with a new religion.

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On being a 'science fiction writer'.

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RiaWritten
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That time I made an excuse to sneak away from my desk and get a book in time for Vonnegut day at the #BushwickBookClub

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jdtchicago
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No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.

Tonton No music, no life 3y
Gina "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." KV Mother Night 3y
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britt_brooke
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"Humor is a way of holding off how awful life can be, to protect yourself."

This group of essays about humor, politics, war, religion and American society was Vonnegut's last work before he died. A quick, worthy read.

He is probably up in heaven (haha), looking down, shaking his head at our country's current situation.

vivastory I am currently reading through all of his works. I've been reading at least one a month. 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory I've been doing this lately, too! Prior to this year, I'd only read Slaughterhouse-Five. Now, I've read 10 or 11, with the intention of eventually read them all. 3y
vivastory @britt_brooke What are your favorites so far? Mine are "Breakfast of Champions " "Cat's Cradle" & "Slaughterhouse 5." My next planned Vonnegut is "Siren of Titans" which many rank as one of his best. 3y
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britt_brooke @vivastory Breakfast of Champions is #1. 👍🏻 Also, love Slaughterhouse-Five, Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Cat's Cradle. So, a lot of them! 😁 Sirens of Titan, coincidentally, is my least favorite so far. 3y
OrangeMooseReads Vonnegut is by far my favorite author. 'Cat's Cradle' is my favorite that I've read so far. 3y
britt_brooke @OrangeMooseReads He has quickly become one of my favorites. I've read a lot of his books during the last few months. I feel like I'm playing catch-up! Wish I'd started reading him when I was younger. Cat's Cradle is excellent! 3y
BeththeBookDragon @britt_brooke I agree on Sirens of Titan. Hocus Pocus is a good one too! 3y
britt_brooke @bethfriedman906 I haven't read Hocus Pocus yet, but it's waiting on my kindle, I think. I snatch up his books every time they pop up on kindle deals! 3y
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I'm good at farting around.

Hey, @MrBook I think you'd like this beer - Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels. This Kentucky girl who has also lived in Colorado (Oskar Blues) approves. 👍🏻👍🏻

MrBook 😳😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎👌🏻!!! Sounds delicious! Wonder how similar it is to Grand Teton Imperial Stout. 3y
MrBook 🤔 3y
tpixie Fun beer! 3y
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britt_brooke @MrBook It's very bourbon-y. Definitely a sipping beer at 12.9% alcohol. 😳 That's why the tiny glass. 😂 3y
britt_brooke @tpixie Super tasty! 3y
tpixie 🍺📚 3y
BeththeBookDragon This is one of my favorite Vonnegut quotes! 3y
ErinC ❤️ Oskar Blues! 3y
britt_brooke @bethfriedman906 🙌🏻🙌🏻💕 3y
britt_brooke @ErinC Me, too! 3y
minkyb My spe-ci-ality! 3y
OrangeMooseReads Oh Kurt, you never mince your words. 3y
britt_brooke @minkyb 😂😁👏🏻 3y
britt_brooke @OrangeMooseReads Right! 😁👏🏻 3y
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britt_brooke
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When your pint glass matches your book.

#currentlyreading #booksandbrews

CallMeIshmael This picture is everything 😎 3y
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Bette Kinda perfect. 😊🍺 3y
britt_brooke @Bette Totally agree! #serendipitous 🙌🏻 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Nicely done 👍🏼 3y
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Anitta
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The most quotable book I've read. It is as close as #KurtVonnegut comes to a memoir, reading it feels like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.
#lazyphotochallenge

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OrangeMooseReads
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Born November 11, 1922 #vonnegut

britt_brooke Nice collection! 3y
BeththeBookDragon I may have to get that candle. ❤️ me some Vonnegut. 3y
OrangeMooseReads Thank you @britt_brooke ... @bethfriedman906 ordered it from the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, but I am pretty sure you can order them from Amazon and I've seen them in some book stores 3y
vivastory @OrangeMooseReads Have you seen the terrific Vonnegut mugs from Unemployed Philosopher's Guild? One of my favorites. 3y
OrangeMooseReads @vivastory yes I have. They are fantastic. 3y
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"I myself feel that our country ... might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened instead is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone-cops ..." As @KilgoreTrout wrote yesterday, I would love to know Vonnegut's thoughts if he was still alive, but I'm also glad he isn't alive to see what's happening #lazyphotochallenge Happy ??birthday Kurt. #soitgoes

britt_brooke This is arriving on my doorstep tomorrow! 3y
EnidBiteEm @britt_brooke Perfect timing! Hopefully it will give you a few laughs as well as a few groans 😭😀 3y
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jdtchicago
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And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians...who have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court...The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.

britt_brooke I ordered this book today. 👍🏻 3y
Suet624 I feel the exact same way. 3y
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
tpixie 🇺🇸 she is good and strong. We the People are still here 3y
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annahenke So timely. 3y
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jdtchicago
A Man Without a Country | Kurt Vonnegut

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

melbeautyandbooks 👏🏻 3y
Abby2 Yeah me! 3y
Yournewfriendsams 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
ReadingEnvy 🤓📚🤓📚 3y
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Avidreader25
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This was my very first Vonnegut book. He's since become one of my favorites, but this one will always be special to me. It's a nonfiction collection of his thoughts and it's particularly relevant in an election year.

britt_brooke Ooh, adding this one! 3y
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"So I am a man without a country, except for the librarians and a Chicago paper called In These Times."

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