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Like Shaking Hands with God

(1999)
A Conversation about Writing
A non fiction book by

 
 
In this elegantly produced, extended conversation celebrating the writing craft, Kurt Vonnegut and acclaimed Grand Central Winter author Lee Stringer explore what it means to be a writer-and what it means to be human.

It is an increasingly rare occasion these days to find two writers willing to speak candidly, thoughtfully, and concretely about the intersection of life and art. And that these two writers happen to be Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer makes Like Shaking Hands with God a truly historic and joyous occasion. The setting is a bookstore in New York City in October 1998. Before a crowd of several hundred, Vonnegut and Stringer jump into the aesthetic fray, taking up humanity, writing, salvation, art, and the challenge of living, day to day.

As Vonnegut said, "It was a magical evening." A passionate and inspiring discourse between two extraordinary writers, Like Shaking Hands with God is a book for anyone interested in why the simple act of writing things down can be so much more important than the amount of memory in our computers.



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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Stringer, Ross Klaven (moderator), Art Shay
ISBN: 1-58322-002-X / 978-1-58322-002-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Stringer
ISBN: 1-60980-074-5 / 978-1-60980-074-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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December 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Like Shaking Hands With God: A Conversation About Writing
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut Jr , Lee Stringer
ISBN: 0-7434-1058-0 / 978-0-7434-1058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Stringer
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA