SOURCE: RosettaBooks


February 12, 2015 10:45 ET

I Hated to Do It Memoir by Don Farber Offers Rare Portrait of Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut Fans Will Appreciate This Personal View of One of America's Favorite Authors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 12, 2015) - Don Farber was more than Kurt Vonnegut's attorney and literary agent of over 40 years; Farber and his wife Annie were also his close friends. In I Hated to Do It, Farber presents an intimate view of the eclectic, witty and complicated author.

By all accounts, Vonnegut is one of America's most important authors, contributing much to modern culture and literature through his popular novels including Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions. RosettaBooks currently publishes 22 Vonnegut's novels on eBook.

Farber, in his unique position as attorney, agent and friend, does not write a biography of Vonnegut, but rather creates a moving portrait of Vonnegut's life through his own personal observations and experiences with the enigmatic author. From daily phone calls to dinner with other famous clients, Farber helps to elucidate some of the thought processes of Vonnegut and perhaps how he came to produce his stories filled with satire, dark humor and of course science fiction.

Vonnegut is seen through Farber's eyes as the quirky, yet caring man that he was. From adopting his nephews after tragedy to making cameo appearances in the film adaptations of his own books, from writer to artist to social and political activist, the life of Kurt Vonnegut, and his philosophy are not easy to understand. Farber provides the type of personal insights that show Vonnegut as he was, day-to-day and deep down.

Donald C. Farber is the author of seven other books about topics including the history of theatre, theatre production, business, and legal issues for actors and artists. In addition to being Kurt Vonnegut's literary agent and friend for over four decades, he is also the sole trustee of the Vonnegut Copyright Trust.

About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is the leading independent digital publisher. Its prominent author collections include 52 works of Winston Churchill, 35 titles by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, 22 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 titles from international bestselling business author Stephen R. Covey and 18 works by Robert Graves, celebrated 20th century English poet, critic, and author of I, Claudius and Claudius, the God. RosettaBooks also publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications and Mayo Clinic. Publisher of ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, RosettaBooks has launched nine of them to bestseller status. RosettaBooks is an Inc. 500 company, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow the e-publisher on Facebook.

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