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By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

A guy with out a state is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously humorous and razor-sharp examine lifestyles ("If I die—God forbid—I want to visit heaven to invite an individual responsible up there, ‘Hey, what used to be the excellent news and what was once the undesirable news?"), paintings ("To perform any paintings, regardless of how good or badly, is how to make your soul develop. So do it."), politics ("I requested former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he considered our nice victory over Iraq and he stated, ‘Mohammed Ali as opposed to Mr. Rogers.’"), and the of the soul of the USA at the present time ("What has occurred to us?").

Based on brief essays and speeches composed over the past 5 years and plentifully illustrated with paintings via the writer all through, a guy with no state supplies us Vonnegut either talking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow american citizens, occasionally joking, at different occasions hopeless, continuously looking out.

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It's as if Edith always knew she had to marry someone whose last name began with an "F'' because of the silverware. She begins her search as soon as she graduates high school in June and starts her first semester at Ohio State the following September. The search ends when she is nineteen. Two semesters later. She finds Marvin at Chi Epsilon Chi, the only Jewish fraternity on campus, and gets him to agree to ask her to marry him. Tessie, her French mother, isn't ecstatic about parking lots, Ashkenazi Russian Jews, or marriage to Marvin.

He thought for sure that he would find it in the apartment with the rest of her matching jewelry. Sometimes, late at night, I go upstairs and take out the red satin box with my mother's gold bracelet tucked inside. I sit down on my bed, slip it on my thin wrist, and open up the wedding album. That I never make copies of for Judy or Jan. Or Marvin. I turn the pages, one by one. My mother's posture is perfect. Absolutely. No one would ever guess that her right hip is higher than her left one. By two inches.

And still they survive. Sometimes the bread is too stale to eat. They have to dip it into cold black coffee. Plus, the food in the camps isn't kosher. The Germans know exactly how to torment the Jews. Mix their milk and meat. Together. Throw in some pork at the bottom of the aluminum soup pot. The sun is shining. Out over the Atlantic. The Nazi soup makes everyone gag. ) Elie Wiesel is an Orthodox Jew. Like Edith, he's a believer. His faith is strong. And like Marvin in the navy, Wiesel keeps kosher the entire time he is in Auschwitz.

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