Why Famous: Kurt Vonnegut's break-through work and the one he is most famous for is the anti-war science fiction novel "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969). It is partly autobiographical and includes experiences from Vonnegut's own life including surviving the firebombing of Dresden during WWII.
His other works include "Cat's Cradle" (1963) and "Breakfast of Champions" (1973).
- 1945-09-01 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox
- 1979-11-24 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)
- 1969-03-31 "The New York Times" reviews "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut on its publication saying ""you'll either love it, or push it back in the science-fiction corner"
- "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."