Lecture Date: January 24, 2012
And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut, author of the now-classic Slaughterhouse Five: Vonnegut’s World War II experiences turned into fiction.
Published in November 2011, Charles J. Shields’ biography was chosen by the New York Times and the Washington Post as a 2011 Notable Book, and been widely acclaimed by reviewers. Shields is also the author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (2006), which spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In August 2011 he was named associate director of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series.