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 one of 250 numbered copies signed by Vonnegut and the cover artist, Thomas Kerr, on the inside front cover.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy. This is no. 137 of 250 signed by Vonnegut and Kerr.
Publication: New York: Ragged Edge Press, 1999.
Item No: #362385