Kurt Voonegut; He always looked like a testament to the effects of smoking ...
Kurt once quipped that he was suiciding by cigarette. I guess because he felt it was one
way it could be done. He said he was too much of a coward to take a quicker way. 84 wasn't at all a bad innings, all things considered.
I love his ravaged face. Every bit of his life journey shows.
His life wasn't easy. A lot of illness & depression & sadness in his family. He suffered from depression himself for much of his life. "Bad chemicals", he said.
Those earlier "cult" novels were written to support the his own family & the off-spring of his sister (I think) when she died. "Airport" novels, he called them. Pulp to read on your flight, then discarded. Little did he know ....