I recently realized, after having loaned out one of my favorite books (Slaughterhouse-Five), that not everyone has read something written by Kurt Vonnegut. Besides being one of the most intriguing writers to have graced the planet, he was also a pretty skilled print artist and a member of the ACLU. Plus, he was pretty photogenic.
I guess what I am saying is that you need to read some of his stuff. I highly recommend starting with some of his short stories collections – Welcome to the Monkey House or A Man Without A Country.
If you are already a Vonnegut fan, please know that I think you are awesome. Lets get together and chat about him sometime, yes?