For listeners interested in Vonnegut's life and work this is a good reading of the biography. However, the author seems to believe that he could have run Vonnegut's life far better than Vonnegut himself. That Vonnegut does not always live up to his ideals is not surprising, but the book seems to focus on Vonnegut disappointing his friends, family and himself year after year. Vonnegut's son Mark said that his father was not the bitter young man who evolves into the bitter lonely man portrayed in the book and that Shield's book does not reflect Vonnegut's true life and nature. I agree.
A look at growing up in the 1960s by tv and film comedy writer Ken Levine. Levine is an entertaining reader and his book is funny, sardonic and communicates to this listener what it felt like to grow up in the 60s. It both is and is not your typical story of growing up during that time. Here's hoping Levine writers another volume on the 70s. Highly recommended.
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