Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ banned from English classes in rural Missouri schools

"In English, children are also required to read a book called ‘Slaughterhouse Five.’ This is a book that contains so much profane language, it would make a sailor blush with shame. The ‘f word’ is plastered on almost every other page. The content ranges from naked men and women in cages together so that others […]

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Why I feel like Billy Pilgrim: ‘The Solomon Scandals’ as a time-warpy book

Was it Jerry Ford or Jimmy Carter who sat in the Oval Office when I finished the original draft of The Solomon Scandals, my Washington newspaper novel? I do remember what I was writing on—an old electric typewriter: first a veritable antique from the early 60s, then a somewhat newer model with a metal golf […]

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