• The style and purpose of Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! is explained by Kurt Vonnegut.
• It is revealed that Kurt Vonnegut has an unusual relationship with expressing love and does not feel it is that important of a theme compared to common decency.
• This reflection prompts discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's brother Bernard and their positive relationship.
• The history of Kurt Vonnegut's family is discussed, including his German heritage and younger days in Indianapolis, IN.
• As Kurt Vonnegut's brothers and sisters moved away as young adults, it is an event to visit the city and often only happens for funerals.
• The funeral of Uncle Alex Vonnegut caused the author to return to the city with his brother.
• The history of this uncle is revealed.
• Traveling to the funeral, Kurt Vonnegut remembers his deceased sister Alice, the way that she died, and the history that they shared.
• Kurt Vonnegut...
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