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Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was among the few grandmasters of late 20th century American letters. Vonnegut’s other books from Seven Stories Press include his last major bestseller A Man without a Country, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian and, with Lee Stringer, Like Shaking Hands with God. Seven Stories also publishes Kurt’s son Mark Vonnegut’s bestselling memoir, Eden Express: a Memoir of Insanity, with a foreword by Kurt Vonnegut, and Gregory D. Sumner’s Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels.

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The Man with the Golden Arm
50th Anniversary Critical Edition
Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by William J. Savage, Jr. and Daniel Simon
Contribution by Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

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The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition)
50th Anniversary Critical Edition
Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by William J. Savage, Jr. and Daniel Simon
Contribution by Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $35.00

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The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition)
50th Anniversary Critical Edition
Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by William J. Savage, Jr. and Daniel Simon
Contribution by Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $18.95

Winner — National Book Award

The Man with the Golden Arm
is Nelson Algren’s most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Never Come Morning

Written by Nelson Algren
Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $14.95

Never Come Morning is unique among the novels of Algren. The author’s only romance, the novel concerns Brun Bicek, a would-be pub from Chicago’s Northwest side, and Steffi, the woman who shares his dream while living his nightmare. “It is an unusual and brilliant book,” said The New York Times. “A... Read more >

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The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race

Written by Paul Krassner
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 6, 1997
Price: $11.95

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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing “God’s corner” as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and “past due tourist” whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 14, 1998
Price: $21.95

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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.95

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother–a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $21.95

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life; A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $11.95

From Slapstick’s “Turkey Farm” to Slaughterhouse-Five’s eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut’s mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In... Read more >
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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?
Advice to the Young-The Graduation Speeches
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $21.95

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Like Shaking Hands with God
A Conversation about Writing
Written by Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $9.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Like Shaking Hands with God
A Conversation about Writing
Written by Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

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A Man Without a Country

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Daniel Simon


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $28.95

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life (“If I die–God forbid–I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?’”), art (“To practice any art, no matter... Read more >
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A Man Without a Country

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Daniel Simon


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $23.95

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The Eden Express
A Memoir of Insanity
Written by Mark Vonnegut
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $16.95

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s–a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy–and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Eden Express
A Memoir of Insanity
Written by Mark Vonnegut
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

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You Back the Attack! Bomb Who We Want!
Remixed War Propaganda
Written by Micah Ian Wright
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
Introduction by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $15.95

Stunning, hilarious, and politically incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic American World War I and II propaganda into commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism for the post-September 11 era. The forty one-sided posters make fun of war mentality, the Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, Ashcroft, the... Read more >
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