As I've always been a big fan, I was excited to receive this recently published first big biography of Kurt Vonnegut for Christmas.
I learned many, many things about the author from this book, but the main thing I learned was: If you think you admire someone, maybe it's better that you don't read their biography? Or, as my mom pointed out, there's that saying . . . how does it go? "If you like sausage, it's best you don't see how it's made." Something like that.
Let me be more blunt but still put it lightly: The book made him seem like a grump and a jerk. Hard to reconcile that with the wise humanist persona of his voice in his writing.