This book serves as a good example of what happens when one lets one's brilliant accomplishments in one field cause one to think, "I must be brilliant in all fields!" The guy is indisputably a brilliant fiction author. He needs to take an economics class before writing this sort of thing, though. It reminds me of watching my old professors get drunk and blather on about stuff they knew nothing about in other fields.
This book was a very interesting insight into Mr. Vonnegut's mind. A lifetime of experiences which he shares in short little musings. I really enjoy his other works so I was excited to find this book of his. He shares his thoughts on society, the future, politics, just about everything and shares anecdotal stories from his past that helped shape him into the man and author he has become. If you like his other books I would recommend giving this book a read. This was not a difficult read at all.