History & Lives





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“The first truly exacting look into the life of a man who has fascinated so many.”—Esquire

“A superbly researched and above all very entertaining biography.”—Blake Bailey, author of Cheever: A Life

And So It Goes will entrance lovers of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. With the blessing of Vonnegut himself and help from scores of Vonnegut’s friends, relations, and acquaintances, Charles J. Shields gives us a distinguished, fearless, page-turner of a biography.”—Carol Sklenicka, author of Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

“A definitive and disturbing account of the late author, whose ambition and talent transformed him from an obscure science fiction writer to a countercultural icon.”—Steve Almond, The Boston Globe

A triumphant biography: scrupulously researched and powerfully written, compassionate, clear-eyed and compelling.”
—Jess Walker, author of Beautiful Ruins

“A vivid recreation of Vonnegut’s ghastly WWII experiences during the Dresden firebombing that became the basis for Slaughterhouse-Five.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review




“An impressively unauthorized biography”— New York magazine

“Comprehensive, readable and fascinating”— The Buffalo News

“If you treasure Scout… you’ll like the woman who emerges in Mockingbird.”— The Miami Herald

“As readable, convincing and engrossing as Lee’s literary wonder“— Orlando Sentinel




A Young Adult Biography

“An absorbing and easy narrative style.”—  Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating look at the unconventional Lee.”— Booklist

A surprisingly fascinating read.”School Library Journal

“Readers will come away with the sense not only that they know Harper Lee but also that she is someone that they would quite like.”— Center for Children’s Books




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