Kurt Vonnegut was a wonderful writer. This is a series of articles he wrote late in his career and the last book published when he was alive. A keen observer of human nature, he would never hesitate to point out what he thought was a flaw and what should be done about it. Just like in his novels, these writings can be funny, sarcastic, cynical or gloomy. And that could be just in one paragraph. His storytelling skills make even a mundane topic seem interesting.This book captures the essence of the author. It's like sitting down with him and having a chat about whatever was on his mind. You might not agree with everything he says but you can count on it being provocative and entertaining.If you're a fan this book is a must. If for some strange reason you haven't read anything by Kurt Vonnegut, I would suggest starting with either Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan or Slaughterhouse Five. They are all outstanding.