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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

(2013)
Advice for the Young
A non fiction book by

 
 
Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation.

As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony" - marking the passage from student to full-time adult.

This book makes the perfect gift for high school or college graduates - or for parents and grandparents who remember Vonnegut fondly and want to connect with him in a new context.



Used availability for Kurt Vonnegut Jr's If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is? (Much) Expanded Second Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 1-60980-697-2 / 978-1-60980-697-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young-The Graduation Speeches
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield
ISBN: 1-60980-591-7 / 978-1-60980-591-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is? (Even More) Expanded Third Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 1-60980-610-7 / 978-1-60980-610-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 0-7953-3376-5 / 978-0-7953-3376-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 1-5012-7965-3 / 978-1-5012-7965-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 1-4805-3736-5 / 978-1-4805-3736-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Author(s): Jr Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 1-4805-3737-3 / 978-1-4805-3737-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield
Publisher: RosettaBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU