Notes: A wacky chapbook of short snippets of autobiography touching on Vonnegut's anthropology degree, his literary alter-ego Kilgore Trout, and the coming of the millennium. The title comes from an anthropology joke about gullible bureaucrats at the Bureau of Indian Affairs who believe a Native American leader who tells them his tribe is called the "Fuh-Kar-Wees", as in "Where the Fuh-Kar-Wee."
The essay was reprinted in Playboy magazine in 2000. This chapbook does not appear in the Ahearns' Author Price Guide bibliography for Vonnegut and it seems scarcer than one might expect. This is perhaps explained by the fact that the publisher was the mail and street artist Joel Cohen, also known as "the sticker dude." According to OCLC, which records just three copies, the book was distributed by the publisher as a holiday gift in the winter of 1999. In any case, it is one of the least common of Vonnegut's late publications.
8 pages. 5-1/2 by 8 inches. Printed on blue paper in color wrappers designed by Cohen. This is the regular issue; there were also 250 signed, numbered copies.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Covers a bit creased, else fine. Uncommon.
Publication: New York: Ragged Edge Press, 1999.
Item No: #362384
Status: On Hold