Like Shaking Hands with God by Kurt Vonnegut
A Conversation about Writing

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

Like Shaking Hands with God details a collaborative journey on the art of writing undertaken by two distinguished writers separated by age, race, upbringing, and education, but sharing common goals and aspirations. Rarely have two writers spoken so candidly about the intersection where the lives they live meet the art they practice. That these two writers happen to be Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer makes this a historic and joyous occasion.
The setting was a bookstore in New York City, the date Thursday, October 1, 1998. Before a crowd of several hundred, Vonnegut and Stringer took up the challenge of writing books that would make a difference and the concomitant challenge of living from day to day. As Vonnegut said afterward, ""It was a magical evening.""
A book for anyone interested in why the simple act of writing things down can be more important than the amount of memory in our computers.
 

About Kurt Vonnegut

See more books from this Author
Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.
 
Published December 21, 2010 by Seven Stories Press. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Like Shaking Hands with God

Austin Chronicle

In the course of two evenings -- one in front of hundreds of people at a packed bookstore, the other among friends at an intimate cafe -- two writers, Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer, cast about for answers.

Jan 14 2000 | Read Full Review of Like Shaking Hands with God: ...

Reader Rating for Like Shaking Hands with God
62%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×